Pennsylvania August 15, 2017
This Overnight Hike In Pennsylvania Is One Of The Coolest Things You’ll Do This Summer
Pack your backpack for an adventure of hiking and camping out under the stars. Pennsylvania’s network of breathtaking state parks feature plenty of hiking trails, ranging from very easy to difficult. Only some of the parks, however, offer hikers the unique option of an overnight hike. End your summer on a high note as you embark on this overnight hike in Pennsylvania.
Plan an epic farewell to summer adventure with a hiking and camping trip to Oil Creek State Park, the home of the world's first commercial oil well.
The 36 mile loop Gerard Trail will lead you through some of the park's rich history, including past the Drake Well, oil derricks, and several historic tableaus.
Explore the whole park when you hike the entire Gerard Trail.
Pass picturesque streams and...
Tranquil waterfalls, an idyllic spot for sitting down for a few moments of relaxation and reflection.
Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including bears. Stop to admire the view from one of the numerous scenic vistas that overlook the lush green park.
Spend the night under the stars in a tent or in one of the Adirondack shelters, open all year around, along the trail. The shelters, which require advanced reservations, feature nearby bathrooms, fire rings, and picnic tables. Water and fire wood is typically available depending on the season.
Each shelter comfortably sleeps up to four people. Reserve a shelter, which costs $4 for Pennsylvania residents, by calling 814-676-5915.
Wake up refreshed from a night in the fresh Pennsylvania air and finish your epic overnight hike, admiring the natural scenic beauty of Oil Creek State Park.
Oil Creek State Park
305 State Park Road
Oil City, PA 16301
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