Raccoon Creek State Park offers a wide variety of hiking options to meet the needs of the casual day hiker as well as the overnight backpacker looking for a challenge within a wilderness setting. More than 40 miles of hiking trails weave through the 7,572-acre park. The 314-acre Wildflower Reserve contains one of the most diverse stands of wildflowers in western Pennsylvania. Over 500 species of plants have been identified in the Reserve. More than 5 miles of trails lead through a variety of habitats like oak-hickory forest, pine plantations, woodland meadows and flood plain forest along Raccoon Creek. These peaceful and well-defined trails have great views as well as a wide diversity of birds to hear and watch. Peak wildflower blooms occur in late April and August, but throughout the summer you will be able to catch views of different wildflowers and plants. Pets are prohibited in the Reserve.