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Allegheny Front Trail

The Allegheny Front Trail encircles Black Moshannon State Park and offers a number of vistas as well as excursions down off of the Allegheny Plateau along some very scenic mountain streams. Being nearly 42 miles in length, the trail is ideal for backpacking. Shorter hikes are also possible, utilizing many of the side trails and forest roads. The terrain, though challenging in places, lends itself to novice hikers and is a great trail for those new to backpacking.

Allegheny Front Trail
A 7-mile cross-connector passes through Black Moshannon State Park, while most of the orange-blazed trail is outside the park’s boundaries. The northeastern portion intersects with several blue-blaze cross-country ski trails, known as the Rock Run trails. The trail crosses many roads, both paved and dirt, with ample parking at most crossings. Choose your trailhead and start your adventure. If 42 miles isn't something you can manage, there are many smaller hikes possible, utilizing many of the side trails and forest roads.