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Watch the informational signs. This trail offers challenges to a wide range of skill levels as it dropsdramatically from the plateau to the Allegheny River. Overnight camping is available at the Hearts Content Recreation Area.Lean-to shelters for backpackers are available. Tanbark Trail is unique in that it offers hikers the opportunities to tie into other trails or visit unique areas on the Allegheny National Forest. The Tanbark Trail ties into the North Country National Scenic Trail. At the Hearts Content Recreation Area, the hiker has the opportunity to take a short loop trail through the Hearts Content National Scenic Area or even enter theHickory Creek Wilderness for a two-day hike via the Hickory Creek Trail.Directions
Trailhead parking is located at a pull-off on US 62 halfway between Tidioute or Warren, or at Dunham Siding which is on the Hearts Content Road at the junction of FR 116 and 119. From Warren or Tidioute, take US 62 to its junction with Hearts Content Road.Highlights
Enjoy the wildlife viewing as the vegetation here supports wildlife typically associated with older trees. The northerly part also offers some of the most primitive woodlands on the Allegheny Plateau.