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Lick Hollow Picnic Area - Forbes State Forest - Hopwood, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member outdoorboy34
N 39° 51.746 W 079° 40.638
17S E 613134 N 4413325
Quick Description: The Lick Hollow State Forest Picnic Area is located off of US Route 40 in South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/30/2012 4:58:40 PM
Waymark Code: WME3QG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie
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Long Description:

Lick Hollow Picnic Area - Forbes State Forest - Hopwood, Pennsylvania

Lick Hollow State Forest Picnic Area – This beautiful picnic area is located a half mile off Route 40, along Lick Run.
The picnic area is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 11:00 AM to dusk. It is closed on Tuesday’s and Wednesdays during this time. This area features picnic tables, charcoal grills, drinking water, and restrooms for public use.

The Lick Hollow Nature Trail and Pine Knob Trais are accessible from the Picnic Area

This 3/4 mile long trail is a leisurely walk through the picnic area. The trail is self-guided. Interpretive pamphlets* can be found at the picnic area. It will take about an hour to walk the trail and stop at each of the 20 interpretive stops. Along the way, you will learn about a few of the tree species native to this area, how riparian areas are important for wildlife, about insects and disease, and other pertinent topics.
This trail is about 2 miles long, starting from the Picnic Area and ending at the Pine Knob Overlook. Trail parallels Lick Run for part of its length, but is a rugged trail for the most part. The elevation of this trail changes 1,600 vertical feet from its lowest point at the picnic area, to its highest at the Pine Knob Overlook. When hiking this trail, be prepared for a 4 hour round trip. Pack plenty of liquids during the summer, and warm clothes in the winter.

Forbes State Forest

1291 Route 30 / Post Office Box 519
Laughlintown, Pennsylvania 15655-0519
Telephone: (724)238-1200

Estimated size of the public land (in regional measurement standard: hectares, acres, kms, etc.): 5 Acres

Is there a trail system?: Yes

If there is a trail system, please describe length, terrain, etc.:
Nature Trail - 3/4 Mile Interpretive Trail

What points of interest are there?:
Lick Run

What activities are available?:
Picnicking Drinking Water Hiking

Hours of accessibility?: Memorial Day-Labor Day, Thursday-Monday, 11:00a - Dusk

List of known hazards (cliffs, snakes, poison plants, etc.):
snakes, poison plants

Dogs Allowed?: Yes

Is a permit/fee required?: No

Please supply the website of the land if available: [Web Link]

If a permit/fee is required please describe in detail how to get one, how much, etc.: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visitors are encouraged to supply a picture of either themselves or their GPS at the trailhead and/or signage of the public access lands - describe your experience there and what you saw - tell us why other folks should come visit!

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