Lost Bear Cabin
The property offers a walking trail within the 20 acres, plus adjacent county land extending a hiking trail over a mile.
Forbes State Forest
Located less than a mile from the Cabin, the Forbes State Forest is comprised of 58,000 acres with over 100 trails.
Hiking at Laurel Hill State Park (Recommended, Maps, Kid Friendly Trails)
Located 5 miles from Lost Bear Cabin, offers over 15 miles of trails. Most trails are wide, easily followed, and blazed in yellow. Routed signs are posted at intersections of various trails. (Hemlock Trail a favorite) Ten Trails each with specific degrees of difficulty.
The 70-mile (LHHT) is one of few remote backpacking footpaths in the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network. It follows Laurel Ridge through state game lands, forest and other parkland. Along the way, there are hemlock groves, mountain streams, hardwood forests and the sounds of wildlife.
Once on the ridge above Ohiopyle, the terrain is moderate enough for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. For the hardiest of hikers, there are winter backpacking/skiing trips along the LHHT. Best of all are the eight camping areas spaced along the ridge between Ohiopyle and the 1000-foot Conemaugh Gorge near Seward.
Utilize the interactive Maps or PDF's for planning your next Hike in the Laurel Highlands.