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updated existing list Cook Forest Area Scenic Ride

Near: Clarionzz (Weather)
Number of
90 Total
300 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
Trail Description Nice woodland trails, cleared paths, logging roads, creeks, Clarion river crossing. Some are easier than others. Your horse needs to be in condition for the hills we climb and should be shod with horseshoes for this terrain.
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Campground 32 acres of shaded camping. You can picket your horse at your site as long as you protect the bark on the trees or you can use a tie stall as long as you clean it before leaving. Water/Electric sections available or Electric only sections available in remote areas. No charge for water/electric nor stalls when there isn't an organized food ride scheduled. Dumping station available, wash bay, arena, recreation hall with pool table, ping pong and satelite tv, basketball, volleyball, swimming pool, jacuzzi, horseshoes, hiking, and bird watching. Call ahead for reservations. You stop at office and pay before setting up camp. They will be glad to help you with any questions you may have. Trail maps are available. If you have never been there before I would suggest going out with someone who has or a guide (guides are free during organized food rides and gathering days) to get the feel for the lay of the land. There are some places you won't find without a guide. There are beautiful scenic overviews and picturesque landscapes. We also rent horses for your convenience.
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Elect, Water, Lodging

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Directions From Interstate 80, get off at exit 62, Clarion. Go East Rte. 68, go 9 miles straight do not turn right or left. You will go through 3 lights into downtown Clarion and across Toby Bridge (68 does turn at court house but you do not turn with it, stay straight) out into the country. When your odometer reads you have gone 9 miles turn left at the horse sign that reads cook forest campground, trailride onto Scott Drive. We are 1/4 mile on right down Scott Drive. contact: Terrie Smith, 814-226-5985, camp phone. Camp is open from May 15 - October 15. Physical camp address is 1435 Scott drive, Clarion PA 16214. Mailing address is: 12957 Harrison St, summerville, pa 15864. % Cook forest area scenic trail ride and dude ranch. CHECK OUT THE WEB SITE FOR MORE INFO: (look at photos...they are worth a thousand words)
This information was provided by on 11/11/2006 11:06:06 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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