The Weiser State Forest consists of eight tracts covering 17,961 acres in northern Dauphin, Schuylkill, Carbon and Berks counties. Within the forest are rugged and secluded wooded areas. The Appalachian Trail travels through the forest.
The major hiking trail located in the Weiser District is the 2,000 mile Appalachian Trail which travels the entire length of the District and beyond.
Always let someone know when and where you will be hiking. Leave no trace of your activities.
Trails within the forest are open to mountain biking and horseback riding. Most trails are kept clear over the summer.
Primitive campers spending no more than one night at a campsite typically do not need a camping permit, with certain exceptions. Primitive camping is carry in, carry out.
Contact the district office to find out which mountain biking trails are better for riding, for trail maps, self-guiding brochures and for camping permit information.
General Information: Hours: 8am to 4pm, Open Year-round