Recreation is receiving increasing emphasis in the management of the
state forest. Three state forest picnic areas are maintained along with
two Pine Creek access areas. Designated state forest roads are open
to snowmobiles and many of these are groomed to provide a smoother ride.
Hiking and bicycling trails are also developed and maintained with the
help of State Forest Volunteers.
The West Rim Trail, a 30-mile long hiking trail, is maintained along
the western rim of Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon. Many vistas have been
cleared along the trail to provide the hiker with views of the Pine Creek
The Pine Creek Trail has been developed by the Bureau of Forestry on
the abandoned railroad grade that parallels the Pine Creek. The trail
extends 62 miles south from Wellsboro Junction to Jersey Shore in Tiadaghton
State Forest. The trail is used primarily for bicycling, cross country
skiing, and walking. Some segments contain a horseback riding trail next
to the bicycle trail.