Gallitzin State Forest
Gallitzin State Forest was named in honor of Dimetrius Augustine Gallitzin, Prince-Priest of the Alleghenies, who established a mission at Loretto in Cambria Country in 1795. The forest is composed of 24,370 acres in northern Somerset, Bedford, Cambria and Indiana counties. Much of Gallitzin State Forest rests on the Allegheny Front and the Laurel Ridge.
The main hiking areas in Gallitzin State Forest are found in the Babcock Division of the forest. Here you will find the John P. Saylor Trail, the western sections of the Lost Turkey Trail and the multi-use County Line Trail. In the Rager Mountain Division you will find hiking opportunities in the Charles Lewis Natural Area. The northern terminus of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail is located just across the Conemaugh River from the Charles Lewis N.A.