This is the year to attend the Cook Forest Area Scenic Trail Ride. We are the horse lovers paradise. We are continually updating our facility, clearing new trails, and serving you the best down home cooking in the East. We keep the food good and plentiful with variety and quality. Our goal is to keep you happy, satisfied, able to relax and enjoy the best in horseback riding. You don't have to worry about anything. Sit back and let us do all the work for you.
Bring your horse or rent one from us and ride through the remote areas of Northwestern Pennsylvania on the Southern borders of the Allegheny National Forest. You will be watering your horse in cool spring fed streams.
Each day we will cover different trails among which will be scenic woodlands, crystal clear streams and backwoods trails. We have well trimmed and laid out trails that are sure to be exciting for the veteran rider and trails that are well suited for the beginner. If you are a new trailrider be sure to ask Ray, when you arrive, which ride would best suit your needs.
We will be featuring two rides leaving camp a day during our organized food rides. This assures you of having a variety of terrain to choose from. There will be one ride for those who like it long and one for those who like it shorter.
When riding expect to see some wildlife. Bear, turkey, deer and many other forms of wildlife roam the hillsides on a regular basis.
Don't forget your camera for these special occasions of wildlife experiences and picturesque landscapes.
We will continue to mark even more trails for your convenience. We also will make up trail maps for your usage!
For years trailriders from across the world have enjoyed the diversity of woodland trails and logging roads composing the 300 miles of cleared paths for horse people to utilize at their stay here in beautiful northwestern Pennsylvania. Many choose to ride on their own while others prefer to be guided. We have developed trail maps and marked trails.
Very beautiful ride crossing one of the most scenic areas on the Clarion River. This ride takes 4 hours but can be adapted to 6 hours if desired by exiting onto connecting logging roads. This is a beautiful picnic location out in the wilderness.
Ole Country Store Trail
This trail is a 3-1/2 hour ride which you can stop by the "Heiland Meadow Country Store" and hitch up to their hitching rail provided for our riders. Look around the store and have a cold sasparilla when they are open. The owner recently has had health issues & is not always open. Phone ahead or ask at camp to be sure.
Then, visit next door to "Kalyumet Hut & Mini Golf" for a tasty treat and enjoy their variety of food choices & a game of miniature golf also. On your return trip to camp be alert for wildlife and enjoy the scenery of woodlands and the Clarion River.
Dew Drop Inn Trail
This is a beautiful 5 hour ride. In the middle of the ride sets the Inn where you can tie up your horses and enjoy a hot lunch. They have the greatest chicken salad and are famous for their chicken wing selection.
Toby Creek Ride
This is a nice 3 hour ride along creek side. This is a shaded woodland ride which can be converted to 4, 5, or 6 hours of riding.
Bessie Dewey Ride
This is a beautiful 5 hour ride preferred for all its scenic overviews.
Blyson Run Trail
A truly scenic remote area to ride which crosses the Clarion River.
A trail that meandors through the woods allowing majestic views of the Clarion River. (This trail does NOT cross the Clarion River)
**Remember, if you choose not to be guided nor use any of the 5 marked trails, you can still ride on your own and explore hundreds of miles of trails.
Our food has made us famous! We feature quality, homemade entrees. Nobody can go hungry around our mess hall. Best down home cookin' you can find!!!
Enjoy free picnic evening before the organized food ride begins for registered riders, tack auction every Friday night of official rides, rodeo movies etc., horseshoes, volleyball, large screen television, satellite system, pool table, playground for children, basketball, bingo, horse games, ranch sorting, cattle drive, cowboy polo, mechanical bucking bull and extreme horse challenge!
Nearby you can go tubing, canoeing, go-carting, waterslides, fishing, miniature golf, gun range, flea markets, antique shops, boat dock, and mall shopping for your pleasure.
The campground covers 32 acres of woodlands laid out in nice shady areas for the convenience of horse people.
We offer a variety of services including: water & electric hookups, box & tie stalls, modern restrooms, shower and dressing rooms, dumping station, wash bay, arena, playground, basketball & volleyball courts, and a permanent dining and recreation hall.
There will be a nondenominational church service on Sunday mornings of officially scheduled trailrides from 8:10-8:40 am for those who wish to attend. All are welcome!