The Moshannon State Forest contains about 187,000 acres running across northern Clearfield County and overlapping into Cameron and Elk Counties. The Moshannon State Forest offers a wide variety of dispersed recreation such as primitive camping, nature viewing, fishing, hunting, geocaching, mountain biking, sightseeing, and seasonally cross country skiing, and snowmobiling opportunities. The Quehanna Wilderness Area is shared between the Moshannon and the Elk State Forests and offers nearly 50,000 acres of peace and solitude to area visitors. The area is an important bird and mammal area as designated by the respective nature societies. Glimpses of elk are often possible if visitors show up at dawn and/or dusk.

The Quehanna Trail is a 75-mile hiking trail traveling through the forest’s upland oaks and ground cover of Mountain Laurel, huckleberry and Sweet Fern. It winds up and down hardwood covered slopes into Rhododendron thickets among boulder fields and crossing cascading clear mountain streams.

There are over 200 miles of forest roads to help visitors access the beauty and recreation opportunities afforded by the forest setting.

For more information about Moshannon or other State Forests call 814-765-0821 or visit