All trailheads except the Williams Farm are on state forest or state park land. The Williams Farm is on private land where parking is available in a field next to the barn by permission of the owner.
The trailheads (large marker on map) on public land have developed parking areas. It is recommended that backpackers leave their vehicles at one of these. The access points (small marker on map) are informal and have room for only a few vehicles. They are more suitable for day use. The cabin at Cherry Springs Tower is leased to a Boy Scout troop. West Branch and Big Springs are state forest leased campsite colony areas, each with several cabins. Dead Pig is the location of a few more campsites. Please do not block the driveway to any camp without permission of the camp lessee.
Some road crossings of the trail have parking room for one or two vehicles, but have not been designated trailheads. Other road crossings have no parking area at all.
You can obtain a detailed map, and the trailheads and road crossings in the Trail Gear section of this website, under equipment.
Located in Sweden Township, Potter County, along US Route 6 on top of Denton Hill, between Coudersport and Galeton, near Bench Mark 2385. The parking lot for hikers is located behind the Susquehannock State Forest District Office.
Located in Summit Township, Potter County, along PA Route 44 approximately 6½ miles south of Sweden Valley. Patterson Park is a State Forest Picnic Area administered by Lyman Run State Park. Facilities include a pavilion, a restroom, and a water well. Please notify Lyman Run Park at (814) 435-5010 of the dates you will be leaving your vehicle overnight at Patterson Park.
Located in Summit Township, Potter County, near the intersection of the Long Toe Road and the Prouty Lick Road in the upper reaches of the valley of Prouty Run. It is approximately 4 miles from PA Route 44 via the Long Toe Road and approximately10 miles from the junction of Route 872 at Costello via the First Fork and Prouty roads. Prouty Place is a little-used State Forest Picnic Area administered by Lyman Run State Park. There are no facilities. Please notify Lyman Run Park at (814) 435-5010 of the dates you will be leaving your vehicle overnight at Prouty Place.
Located in the former East Fork Township (now part of Wharton Township), Potter County, along the East Fork Road, approximately 1¾ miles south of the junction of the Wild Boy Road at Conrad and 8 miles northeast of the junction of Route 872 at Wharton. Parking is available in the field next to the barn.
This trailhead is on private property of Louise and the late Harold Williams. The Williamses have been very cooperative with the Susquehannock Trail Club since its founding. Mrs. Williams, being elderly, has her son-in-law, James Whitney help take care of the property. Please let him know if you plan to leave your car there overnight. Mr. Whitney lives across the East Fork Creek from the Williams homestead.
Located in the southwestern corner of Stewardson Township, Potter County close to the Clinton County line. Parking for hikers is available in a small parking lot next to the Susquehannock State Forest Cross Fork Maintenance Division shop behind the fire hall.
Big Springs Camp Site Colony Area
Located in Stewardson Township, Potter County, on the northeast side of the Big Springs Road approximately ½ mile east of its intersection with the Twelve Mile and Spring Brook roads. This is a small group of permanent state forest leased camp sites. There is room for only a few cars. Please do not block the access driveway to any of the camps.
Ole Bull State Park
Located in Stewardson Township, Potter County, along PA Route 144, approximately 1½ miles south of the junction of PA 44 at Oleona. Overnight parking is provided for hikers. When you arrive, please sign the hikers’ roster on the front porch of the park office so that park personnel will know that your car does not belong to a park visitor.
Located near the southern edge of Abbott Township, Potter County along the Cross Fork Road at the junction of Cross Fork Creek, Yochum Run, and Dry (Dead Pig) Hollow, approximately 1.4 miles south of Short Run. The name commemorates the killing of two illegally released feral hogs at this location by a PGC Game Protector and a State Trooper in the mid 1960's. There are a few permanent state forest leased campsites located here. Please do not block the access driveway to any of the camps.
Cherry Springs Tower
Located in Abbott Township, Potter County along the Coudersport-Jersey Shore Turnpike (PA Route 44), between Cherry Springs and Carter Camp, approximately 2 miles southeast of Cherry Springs. There is room for several cars to park around the base of the fire tower. Please do not block access to the stone cabin which is leased to a local Boy Scout troop.
West Branch Camp Site Colony Area
Located in West Branch Township, Potter County, on the south side of the West Branch Road approximately 0.2 mile west of its intersection with the Sunken Branch Road, and less than 0.1 mile east of the Valley View Camp located beside the north end of the Cherry Springs Tower Trail. This is a cluster of permanent state forest leased campsites. There is room for several cars. Please do not block the access driveway to any of the camps.
Located in Stewardson Township, Potter County, on the east side of the Little Greenlick Road, approximately 1.3 miles southeast of its intersection with the Shephard Road and 0.2 miles north of the Clinton County Line. Chapman Township, Clinton County has its boundary line sign erroneously located here. This is within earshot of the Greenlick Gas Storage Field compressor station. There is room for parking only two or three cars at a gas well site at the western end of the Italian Hollow Trail. It is very important that any parked vehicle does not block access to the wellhead or any of the gas well access roads that lead from this site.