Hickory Creek Wilderness
TRAIL DISTANCE - 12 miles
TYPE - Backpack (1 night)
The Hickory Creek Wilderness is located in the Bradford Ranger District of the Allegheny National Forest. The trailhead is located on SR2002 about half a mile from the Hearts Content Recreation Area.
This is a Wilderness Area (one of only two
such areas in Pennsylvania). What does this mean for a hiker? Get ready
to get an extra good leg workout! Trail maintenance in Wilderness Areas
is non-existent. We had a lot of blow
downs (downed trees) to step over. The faded yellow blazes are still
visible, but will be allowed to fade away.
We have hiked this area twice now, and will do it again someday. The area is just beautiful. The campsites are abundant, as are the water sources. Both times we have backpacked here there were always a few cars at the trailhead, yet we hardly ever see anyone on the trail. We highly recommend this trail.