The Quehanna Wild Area is the first state forest wild area in Pa. and is a 48,000-acre almost circular patch of small second-growth mixed hard wood forest. The Quehanna Wild Area is for the public "to see, use and enjoy for such activities as hiking, hunting, and fishing". The main hiking trail on the Quehanna plateau is the Quehanna Trail, a 75-mile (121 km) loop trail that passes through the wild area and Moshannon and Elk State Forests. One of the notable features of the natural area is a large stand of paper birch, giving the impression of a much more northerly forest. A reliable place to find snow for cross-country skiing is the Quehanna Cross-Country Ski Trail which goes through the heart of the natural area. There are large open meadows too, which support exceptional wildflowers in spring and summer.


Quehanna Wild Area
SR 879