Hike in Pennsylvania Through Historic Oil Creek State Park!
The Gerard Hiking Trail at Oil Creek State Park encompasses the whole of this richly historic and ecologically vibrant park. Oil Creek still has standing derricks, and barrels in barges, to remind us of when the oil boom created a new industry in Western Pennsylvania virtually overnight. In the hiking and backpacking world, however, Oil Creek is known more known for its lush trails, and splendid terrain, than its historical tradition. Take the time to explore these 36 wonderful miles marked by dense forest in some places, and waterfalls in others. Easy parking and camping for convenience make this trail in PA, a must stop for any serious hiker.