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Address: Cooksburg, PA
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Great hiking

Enjoyed the hike up through the old growth forest. Everything covered in moss and green ferns. Amazing to see that a storm in August of 1956 blew down 60% of the large... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the hike up through the old growth forest. Everything covered in moss and green ferns. Amazing to see that a storm in August of 1956 blew down 60% of the large trees. Thanks to the individuals who thought to preserve this ares.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Just stop and get out of the car for a while. These woods are beautiful to simply walk through, bike through, geocache through etc. take the time you will not be disappointed.

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Sheffield, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Great woods and there are a few great places to stop and see. And then there are some places that you should just stay away from

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St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

45 years ago, we used to consider the Cooks Forest area to be our "family secret". Well not so much anymore, as this wonderful forested area has definitely been discovered by many others. There is now the miniature golf, go cart play land just down the street. But, despite the increased traffic and occasional crowds on weekends in the summer... More 

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erie, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

60+ years of serenity walking the trails of Cook Forest. Do I have a favorite trail? Yes, each trail is special in it's own way. If I am in the mood for long hike I will walk to fire tower and down the River Trail and back up, about ten miles. For a shorter, more leisurely walk I will take... More 

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Canton, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

We stayed in the ridge campground of the state park. There are some trails and a few activities there. Mostly it is a base camp to go and explore around. There are other private campgrounds within ten miles but this one is in the heart of it all. Sites range from full hookups to primitive. The bathrooms are adequate but... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This visit is a must see. There is so much to do here. From walking, hiking, horse back riding to floating down the river. We make this a stop 2 times a year. Once in the summer and once in the winter.There is so much for families and couples to do here. The plus is the mountains are so relaxing.

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Elyria, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We loved the entire forest. The trees and ground cover helped keep the relaxing mood. The Seneca ledge and fire tower have some great views.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The Park Office is a great place to park and to launch off on hikes through the breathtakingly beautiful Cathedral area. Don't rush but allow plenty of time to look up, look down and look all around while on one of several loop trails that will eventually return you to the Park Office. Then, climb up the Seneca trail and... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This was our second visit to Cook Forest, after having visited last year, and this is one incredibly enjoyable destination. That, and it's immediately adjacent to the much larger and more expansive Allegheny Forest where a world of adventure awaits. Now, while there are "attractions", per se, that one can visit and partake, the reason we go to Cook Forest... More 

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