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Cook Forest State Park

113 River Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120
+1 814-744-8407
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Perfect winter hike

We started behind the visitor center and hiked up into the cathedral area. There was very few... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Kim B
Trails and river

Cook forest has wonderful river views and trails. Great views of old trees. Friendly park ranger... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
roadtrip15
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Pittsburgh Pa
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113 River Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We started behind the visitor center and hiked up into the cathedral area. There was very few other people on the trail. The silence of the woods and the snow hanging on the trees made this an unforgettable experience. Recommend dressing in layers, sturdy hiking...More

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Cook forest has wonderful river views and trails. Great views of old trees. Friendly park ranger with lots of information at office. We walked along the river road and it was quite lovely even though it was Feb.

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

The park is very beautiful with great trails for hiking. Be sure to visit the fire tower. There are great views from the top! Seneca Point is a short distance from the tower offering great views of the valley and river.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

An amazing park to enjoy all that nature has to offer. The trails are absolutely beautiful. They are also great because you can choose according to how strenuous you want the hike to be. I recently injured my knee so we stayed along the least...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful forest of pines, hemlock, ferns..... many accessible trails for walking or for the more vigorous hiker , several trails into the cathedral forest.

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

2017 was our re-introductory year back into travel trailer camping. Pa, Ohio, W. Va., and NC were all destinations this year. We decided to camp with friends who we started the year with at Jamestown Campground in Pymatuning Pa. The Ridge campground at Cook Forest...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

My husband and I hiked along Tomk's Run and also Longfellow Trail. It was a nice day. Would recommend wearing comfortable clothing and taking your camera for those inspirational photos.

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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

We have been renting Clear Creek Cottage for 8 to 10 days in August for the past four years to spend time with our children and grandchildren. Cook Forest and Clear Creek has every thing you need for a quiet, relaxing fun filled vacation. There...More

Thank Samuel A
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Cook Forest is a great place for a weekend or day trip. We camped at Ridge Campground, walked to Seneca Rock and the fire tower, then took the River Trail. If you do this, go to the park office first and get a map. There...More

2  Thank Tracy C
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit in n/w Pa. There are many walling and hiking trails or canoeing and kayaking on the scenic Clarion River. Close by there is also fun parks for the young or young at heart as well as small shops...More

Thank Butch C
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jjmysloopy
June 26, 2017|
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Response from lmml1974 | Reviewed this property |
we took our dogs on the trails for a day trip..,
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Julie V
January 30, 2017|
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Response from dmdonk | Reviewed this property |
have you looked into Macbeths. They have cabins by the river with tubing and canoeing
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Jonathan K
October 27, 2016|
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Response from mary y | Reviewed this property |
The rustic cabins in the state park are rustic in design & furnishings. At least they are better than a tent. Be careful with the private cabins as well. We have been going to Cook Forest for years & choose to overlook... More
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