Horse Trails in the Valleys of the Susquehanna

Enjoy the Valleys of the Susquehanna on horseback!

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Bald Eagle State Forest

Clinton & Centre Counties

District  Office Information:


Miles of Marked Trails:  Approx. 85

Level of Difficulty: Easy to difficult

Trail Markings: Blazed in red

Horse Camping: Yes

Trails are multi-use. Horses may be ridden on most state forest roads and trails except the Mid State Hiking Trail and within state forest natural areas. Some trails are very steep or rocky and their use may be limited. The Central Mountains Shared Use trails is recommended for horses.

Horse camping is available in the MCCall Field and Black Gap Areas. Free to stay, however, a camping permit is required from the District Office.   The Hall Trail area has horse camping for groups of 10 or more only.  

Horse Trailer Parking Updates (page 22-23 of Central Pa trail guide):

Day-use parking is NOT permitted at the McCall Field and Black Gap Camping areas. Overnight camping only.

Available Day-Use Parking Areas:

  • Cabin Road Parking Area - There are two entrances

approximately 900 ft. apart.
40°58’42.8”N, 77°16’31.5”W (coming from the East)
40°58’45.9”N, 77°16’43.0”W (coming from the West)

  • R.B. Winter State Park - Offers day-use horse

parking off of Sand Mountain Road, however, there
are no horse trails in the State Park.
40°59’41.2”N, 77°11’27.3”W

  • Old Tea Springs Parking Area - Has restrooms at the

parking area. Exit 192 off of I-80.
41°02’49.0”N, 77°08’37.4”W

  • Mike Run Parking Area - Huge lot; gate is closed

during the summer. Exit 199 off of I-80.
41°04’07.0”N, 77°04’07.2”W

Horse Trail Updates (shown on map):
• Oley Camp Trail - Now hiking only.
• Red Tongue Trail - Improved dirt road.
• Central Mountain Trail - Improved dirt road.
• 3rd Gap Trail- Improved dirt road.
• Central Mountain Trail - Addition west of 3rd Gap Trail


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