Hours of Use
The Pine Creek Rail Trail is open to the public from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. Overnight parking in designated areas is limited to those persons with a valid camping permit, call the respective state forest office for more information or to get a camping permit. Some areas may be posted closed to overnight parking.
Camping on Pennsylvania State Forest land in Pine Creek corridor requires a camping permit, call the respective state forest office to get a camping permit. Some sections are closed to camping. All camping must take place at least 100 feet from waterways. For more information on obtaining camping permits, please contact either the Tioga State Forest District Office in Wellsboro or the Tiadaghton State Forest District Office in South Williamsport.
Motorized vehicles, except emergency, administrative, or maintenance equipment are prohibited on the entire 62 miles of the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
Pine Creek Rail Trail users must respect the rights and privacy of adjoining private property owners. Please do not leave the trail or right-of-way along private property except at clearly designated and marked entrance and exit points.
The Pine Creek Rail Trail users must come to a complete stop and look both ways at all public road crossings. The trail is gated and signed at all such crossings. Private crossings are signed with stop or yield signs as appropriate.
Pennsylvania State law requires all bike riders and passengers under the age of 12 to wear a helmet.
Horseback riding and horse-drawn wagons (with special authorization) are allowed to use the path beside the pedestrian surface between Ansonia and Tiadaghton only. Horses are not permitted on the pedestrian surface exept at turn around points.
Unleashed dogs are not allowed on the Pine Creek Rail Trail right-of-way, or at parking lots and campgrounds. Leashes should not exceed 6 feet in length.
Fishing, jumping, and diving from, or climbing on trail bridges is prohibited.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the trail right-of-way, parking lots, or campgrounds.
Firearms may not be discharged from the trail right-of-way, parking lots, or campgrounds.
Contact either Tioga or Lycoming County Communications Center by dialing 911. Please keep in mind that cell phones do not work in many areas of the Pine Creek Rail Trail. You can also contact a nearby hospital or emergency center. You can find this information in our Emergency Contacts area.
The Pine Creek Rail Trail is a carry-in, carry-out facility. There are no trash cans located on the trail. Please do not litter! We all want to keep the Pine Creek Rail Trail a beautiful place for everyone to enjoy. While on the trail it would be best to avoid bringing glass bottles. Reusbale hiking bottles or flasks offer a reusable option over plastic or glass bottles.