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Address: Cooksburg, PA
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Beautiful old growth forest

If you love nature you will love Cook Forest. Miles of hiking trails, dense evergreen forests dotted with huge boulders, ferns and mosses. There was no snow on our December visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
lydiadier
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Newmanstown, Pennsylvania
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Newmanstown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

If you love nature you will love Cook Forest. Miles of hiking trails, dense evergreen forests dotted with huge boulders, ferns and mosses. There was no snow on our December visit but all of the green was so refreshing this time of year. I want to return after snowfall for XC skiing. Take the Fire Tower trail and climb the... More 

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Thank lydiadier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We've been going to Cook Forest for 23 years and have never had a bad time no matter what the weather or circumstances. Very quiet and serene here with good hiking and the Clarion River to enjoy in the summer. Not commercialized at all. If you like peace and quiet and being outdoors, this is a good place to go.

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Thank DrewF65
United States
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300 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Hubby and I arrived Monday morning at 10:30am to do some hiking and sight seeing. The drive in to the Fire tower parking lot is a one way dirt road that also is for bike riders but we did not come across any. The parking lot has many parking spots and there is also a restroom at the end of... More 

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Thank Charee W
Jacksonville
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great location I wish the leaves had changed already though. We hiked at the fire tower overlook and attended my brothers wedding.

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Thank Jim S
Erie, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Nice time hiking...wish trails were better marked.When they say "steep" they mean it on the website.

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Thank Nicole77_11
Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I've been coming to Cooks Forest since I was a child. I now have children of my own and we come out here.. It's been the same since I can remember. There's a lot to do or not do whichever you prefer. I love going out into the nature or sitting by the streams. It's always been a special place... More 

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Thank MsChitum
Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Have been going to Cook Forest since I was a small child. It's still basically the same except for a few more man-made attractions. Love the peace of the forest and streams. Enjoy the wildlife although the numbers seem to have dwindled. Love just sitting along the river. Lots to do, or not do, depending on your interests. I have... More 

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Thank Mimi010310
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

So beautiful you'll never want to leave. Miles or trails, streams, waterfalls. Not to mention the OLDEST white pine trees on the east coast. Still standing after wind storm after storm. If you're into nature and history stop at the information Center and be prepared for lots of hiking!

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Simpsonville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Had not been back to Cook Forest for 50 years but it has not changed at all. A great visit to see a really olf forest.

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Thank Rob1eddy
Ashtabula, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

River Road along the Clarion River in Cook Forest State Park is just a great place to spend time in the Summer. There's canoeing, tubing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, bird watching and picnicking to enjoy. There are tables set up along the river along with several grills to use if you so desire. You can grab a bite to eat or... More 

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