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Address: 170 Route 259 Highway Penn Run, PA 15765-5941
Park Manager: James Tweardy
Contact Info: 724-357-7913
yellowcreeksp@pa.gov
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Park Description

The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first “highways” in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers.

Things To Do ( 13 Available)

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    Sight Seeing

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    Scenic View

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    Fishing

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    Cross Country Skiing

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    Trails

    • L & M Campground Trail
      Easiest 0.21 miles
      This trail is a very easy hiking trail connecting the Daay-Use Area with a private campgroudn adjacent to the park. The trail is mowed regularly.
    • Ridge Top
      Easiest 0.39 miles
      This is the second portion of ridgetop trail. It is an easy hike through pines and hemlocks back to the Day-Use Parking Area. Mountain bicycles are permitted on this portion of the trail.
    • Waterfowl Observation
      Easiest 0.34 miles
      Hiking Trail that meanders along the lake shore to a waterfowl observatory overlooking the park's wetland areas.
    • Snowmobile Trail
      Easiest 0.70 miles
      Very wide gentle trail developed as a snowmobile/cross country ski trail.
    • Snowmobile Trail
      Easiest 0.67 miles
      This trail is another portion of a snowmobile/cross country ski trail that traverses the ridgetop area.
    • Dragonfly
      Easiest 0.38 miles
      Very easy hike around Dragofly Pond. Easy access to shoreline fishing for families and children. A vernal pool is located along this trail.
    • Ridge Top
      More Difficult 1.52 miles
    • Laurel Run
      Easiest 0.74 miles
      A short, easily hiked loop trail that follows Laurel Run to the lake and then back through woodlands. Beautiful spring flowers can be seen along this trail.
    • Paul
      More Difficult 1.22 miles
      A single track mountain bicycle and hiking trail. A steep hill is located right off PA Route 259. Otherwise an easy ride through wooded areas an open old fields. Nice view of the lake in some spots.
    • Simpson
      More Difficult 4.32 miles
      Single track mountain bike and hiking trail that traverses a wide variety of terrain from old fields to mature hardwood forested areas. Trail is part of a system of mountain bike trails throughout the park.
    • Stake Church
      More Difficult 1.01 miles
      Developed as a single track mountain bicycle trail. The area is also used extensively by the Boy Scouts of America as their summer camp, so the trail sees a lot of hikers as well.
    • Handlers Long
      More Difficult 3.57 miles
      Developed as a single track mountain bicycle and hiking trail. Several areas contain boulders to ride across, with an easier out for hikers and novice bikers. The trail traverses a variety of habitats and a couple of stream crossings
    • Black Haak
      More Difficult 0.67 miles
      A single track mountain bicycle and hiking trail. Several areas contain boulders to ride across, with an easier out for hikers and novice bikers. The trail traverses a variety of habitats, mostly wooded, Acouple of steep hills are found on this trail.
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