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Spillway Trail

Length: 2.5 miles

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 30 miles

Type: Out and back

Allowed Usage: Walking, Bicycling 

Trail Surface: Ballast (paved), Some portions are dirt and grass

A former branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, this 2.5-mile section now acts as a trail through the 2,500-acre wildlife refuge. The trail can be accessed at the Spillway parking lot or via Fries Road in Linesville, PA. The Pymatuning Spillway is a popular tourist location to feed the carp and ducks that gather in hoards to catch bread thrown into the water.

Sources/ Learn more at:

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

https://www.traillink.com/trail/pymatuning-state-park-spillway-trail/

Sugar Run Trail

Length: 1 mile

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 30 miles

Type: Out and back

Allowed Usage: Walking, Snowmobiling

Trail Surface: Natural Earth 

This trail begins below the dam at Shelter 1, crosses the Shenango River and runs along the water on the Sugar Run.

Sources/ Learn more at:

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

Pet Connector Trail

Length: 0.25 miles

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 30 miles

Type: Out and back

Allowed Usage: Walking

Trail Surface: Natural Earth 

The sole purpose of this trail is so that campers can access the Log Cabin Trail from the extra parking lot without taking their pets through the pet restrictive area of the campground.  

Sources/ Learn more at:

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

Camp Store Trail

Length: 0.5 miles

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 30 miles

Type: Out and back

Allowed Usage: Walking

Trail Surface: Natural Earth 

The trail is found on the Jamestown Campground across from the camp store and joins the Log Cabin Trail.

Sources/ Learn more at:

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

Log Cabin Trail

Length: 1 mile 

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 30 miles

Type: Out and back

Allowed Usage: Walking

Trail Surface: Natural Earth 

This more difficult mile hike is accessible using the Tamarack Trail head and proceed right at the Y-intersection of Tamarack Trail (blazes will be yellow on trees). In 2012, a major storm blew down many trails along the trail but there is a lot of new growth occurring. The trail crosses Adams Road past the cabins and eventually leads to Jamestown Campground by way of the Camp Store Trail.

Sources/ Learn more at:

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

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Beaver Dam Trail

Length: 0.5 miles 

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 32 miles

Type: Out and back

Allowed Usage: Walking

Trail Surface: Natural Earth and Walkway

This 0.5-mile spur trail, or a trail that leads off of a main trail, leads off of the Tamarack Trail into a wetland area observation deck where you can watch on for nesting waterfowl, turtles, and other wildlife. The trailhead can be located on West Lake Road.

Sources/ Learn more at:

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

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Tamarack Trail

Length: 1 mile loop

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 30 miles

Type: Loop

Allowed Usage: Walking, Cross Country Skiing

Trail Surface: Natural Earth and Boardwalk

This mile-long looped trail passes through deciduous forests of black cherry, maple, and tamarack trees. The trail runs along the edges of Beaver Dam Pond by way of boardwalk and at one point intersects with the Beaver Dam Trail. It is said to be one of the more difficult hiking trails in the area.

Sources/ Learn more at:

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

Pymatuning State Park

Pymatuning is over 16,000 acres and has at least 7 miles of hiking trails. A 2-mile causeway bridge intersects the lake, connecting Pennsylvania and Ohio.