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Cook Forest Area Scenic Trail Ride

Near: ClarionPA (Weather)
Number of
90 Total
300 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
Trail Description The trails out of the camp are mostly on private land that the camp has received permission for their campers to ride on. They have scheduled rides with meals, etc. which are posted on their website or you can ride on your own. The trails are mostly through the forest with some meadows. Northwestern Pennsylvania offers many scenic overviews. There are streams to cross & also the beautiful Clarion River. You should have your horse shod to ride here. There's such a variety of terrain to choose from.
Best Time to Visit May through October
Times to Avoid Hunting season.
Campground The campground covers 32 acres of woodlands laid out in shady areas. There are water and electric hook-ups, which are shared and available on a first come first serve basis. You need to bring your own "Y" if you want to leave your water hose connected. Central Showers and toilets are available. Tie stalls, dumping station, wash bay, arena, swimming pool are also available for your use. There is a central lodge in which they have activities and serve meals during scheduled rides. Horse rentals available. Call camp for details.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Elect, Water, Shower, Toilet , Lodging, Meals Tie-up, Stall, Water Cook Forest Area Scenic Trail Ride
814-856-2081 (Home)
Ray and Terrie Smith
RD 2, Box 113
Summerville, , PA 15864
Directions The camp is located about 9 miles north of Clarion, PA. Take Exit 62 off Interstate 80 onto 68 east. Please click on their website for detailed directions.
This information was provided by tdcms on 4/20/2009 11:42:51 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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