North Pocono Trail System Pinchot State Forest
NORTH POCONO TRAILS ASSOCIATION
The North Pocono Trails Association is a volunteer group dedicated to the creation of a trail system in the North Pocono region that meets on the third Wednesday of each month at various locations at 7:00 p.m. Check Facebook Page “North Pocono Trails Association” for upcoming meeting dates, hiking events, trail maintenance schedule, and future fundraisers.
Parking for the trail that begins near the entrance to the Moscow Sewer Authority on Market Street is available in Old Mill Park across the street. Everyone is asked to respect adjoining landowners’ properties and stay off of private property. Several new trails have recently been added. Dogs must be leashed at all times. The Borough is still working with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to create a trailhead near the entrance to the Moscow Sewer Authority.
NORTH POCONO TRAIL SYSTEM
Located in the Elmhurst Tract of the Pinchot State Forest, the North Pocono Trail System totals approximately seven miles of shared use trails. Most trails are well suited for both hiking and mountain biking. Highlights include Roaring Brook and Kellum Creek as well as numerous wild flowers and rhododendron thickets. The trails also offer great opportunities to observe a variety of wildlife.
This trail system was created and is maintained by the North Pocono Trail Association. for more information on opportunities to volunteer here contact the district office or follow the North Pocono Trails Association on Facebook.
PINCHOT STATE FOREST
Pennsylvania’s vast state forest system comprises 2.2 million acres for you to use, enjoy and explore. the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Forestry manages these forests to ensure their long-term health and to conserve native wild plants.
The Pinchot State Forest comprises almost 50,000 acres and the district serves Lackawanna, Luzerne Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties. The Pinchot State Forest is named in honor of former Pennnsylvania Governor and State Forester Gifford Pinchot, who was a visionary part of the acclaimed Pocono Mountain region of northeast Pennsylvania.
Care for the Land
State forests belong to all Pennsylvanians. Take time to enjoy them, but know the rules and regulations designed to protect the forests and you. Please be careful with fire, keep our forests litter free and don’t damage trees and other plants.
Certified “Well Managed”
Pennsylvania state forests are certified to FSC standards. The Forest Stewardship Council is an independent organization supporting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
Leave No Trace
By taking the time to practice responsible outdoor ethics we can ensure that our state forests remain premier destinations for generations to come.