Surrounding Lake Wilhelm, this 2,856-acre State Park features multiple opportunities for outdoor recreation like hiking, biking, fishing, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing.

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John C. Oliver Multi-Purpose Trail (also called Wilhelm Trail)

Length: 12 miles

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 20 miles

Type: Loop

Allowed Usage: Walking, Running, Bicycling, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing

Trail Surface: Paved

This multipurpose loop trail, surrounds Lake Wilhelm, taking you through the wooded area surrounding the water. There are some major changes in gradient, especially on the north shore, that can be difficult for bikers. The entire loop is open to both bikers and hikers. There is a section on the north shore area open for snowmobiling and a section on the south shore area open to cross country skiers. 

Sources/ Learn more at:

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/pennsylvania/goddard-state-park

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/mauricekgoddard/#hiking

https://www.traillink.com/trail/john-c-oliver-multi-purpose-loop-trail/

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Falling Run Nature Trail 

Length: 0.7 miles

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 20 miles

Type: Loop

Allowed Usage: Walking

Trail Surface: Natural Earth

With steep elevation changes, up to a 90 foot drop in elevation in about 1,000 feet, the trail drops into the Falling Run Ravine where you will find a small waterfall. Other remnants of spring houses are to be found along the loop as well.

Sources/ Learn more at: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/mauricekgoddard/#hiking

http://www.explorepatrails.com/singletrail.aspx?id=398

Goddard McKeever Hiking Trail

Length: 1.25 miles (only 0.75-miles in park)

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 20 miles

Type: Out and back

Allowed Usage: Walking

Marked by yellow blazes, this short hike leads from the McKeever Environmental Learning Center to the Maurice K Goddard State Park area. The trail splits a little while after crossing the paved road; they lead to the same place. Go straight, a short and steep hike awaits, but if you turn left, you will be welcomed by less of a gradient and views of the lake.

Sources/ Learn more at: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/mauricekgoddard/#hiking

http://www.mckeever.org/about/nature-trails.html