The 1.3-mile Rimrock Trail offers a scenic hike through the Allegheny National Forest to Rimrock Overlook for views of the Allegheny Reservoir and stunning hillsides.
“This 1.3-mile trail offers a scenic 1 – 1 1/2 hour hike from Kinzua Beach to Rimrock Overlook. From the overlook, visitors and hikers will be treated to outstanding views of the Allegheny Reservoir and surrounding hillsides.”
“Visitors to the overlook can explore the area’s giant sandstone boulders, crevasses and rock outcrops. A set of stone steps, with a handrail, allow visitors to climb ‘up’ the boulders to the overlooks.
“The majority of the trail is level with a gradual elevation change. As you climb up from Kinzua Beach, the trail becomes steeper. The access road for the overlook, from State Route 59, is designated as a cross-country ski trail during winter activity season.
“The trail passes through an area heavily forested with oak. The mast from the oak trees provides food for many wildlife, including bear, deer, grouse and turkey.”
“Rimrock Overlook offers scenic views of Kinzua Bay, which extends southwest from the main body of the Allegheny Reservoir. Steps from the parking area to the overlook take visitors down a 200-foot elevation drop.” Source: USDA Forest Service
Directions (from Downtown Warren):
Travel south on Route 6/Crescent Park Drive for 2 miles.
Turn left/east onto Route 59.
Travel east on Route 59 for 12.7 miles.
The site is located on the right.