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Lackawanna State Forest
101 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 570-963-4561
Noted for its diverse recreational opportunities, the forest contains 8,431 acres of state land in two separate tracts. Enjoy hiking, camping and picnicking. The 23-mile Pinchot Trail offers the hiker a choice of short, easy walks or overnight backpacking to remote areas. Following the trail the hiker will pass through several bogs where spruce, firs and tamarack predominate. Trails within the forest are open to mountain biking. Most trails are kept clear over the summer. Trails within the forest are open to horseback riding. Always let someone know when and where you will be hiking. Leave no trace of your activities. Primitive campers spending no more than one night at a campsite typically do not need a camping permit, with certain exceptions. Primitive camping is carry in, carry out. Contact the district office to find out which mountain biking trails are better for riding, for trail maps, self-guiding brochures and for camping permit information.