Kinzua Bridge State Park in Pennsylvania is possibly one of the most unusual parks in the whole of the U.S. Home to the Kinzua Bridge viaduct, built in 1881 and destroyed by a tornado in 2003, has now been restored as a pedestrian walkway for visitors. Staying in a cabin near Kinzua Bridge State Park is an experience you will never forget.
Best Hiking Trails in Kinzua Bridge State Park
Spend some time exploring the historic structure of Kinzua Bridge, as well as enjoying the area's beautiful scenery, when you stay in a hotel near Kinzua Bridge State Park.
The short hike to the Kinzua Bridge walkway is a must when visiting the park. The restored section of the viaduct stretches out for 600 meters into the valley, offering spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Kinzua Creek Trail
Take the trail down to the bottom of the valley and you can get a closer look at the Kinzua Bridge supports and see where some of the fallen towers still lie. Hikers are not permitted to enter the so-called debris field, and the steep path is only suitable for experienced walkers.
General Kane Trail
Named after Civil War General Thomas Leiper Kane, the man behind the Kinzua Bridge, this trail of just over one mile in length takes in the forested areas of the park.
Best Family Activities in Kinzua Bridge State Park
Take the kids on an adventure in Kinzua Bridge State Park and they will thoroughly enjoy the unique experience offered by the pedestrian walkway. There are other outdoor activities on offer in the area around the park suitable for visitors of all ages.
The Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center is the ideal place to start your family vacation. Learn more about the fascinating history of the viaduct, as well as the wildlife you should look out for as you explore the surrounding area.
Discover even more about the local plants, animals, and birds by joining one of the rangers on the guided nature walks they organize during the summer months. These guided walks offer you the best possible chance of spotting deer, rabbits, wild turkey, or even black bears!
Kinzua Creek is noted locally for its excellent fishing. Although the path to the creek within the park is quite difficult, there are other places where it is much easier to reach the water's edge. Bring your own fishing gear and see if you can catch something for dinner back at your cabin near Kinzua Bridge State Park.
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