Every summer, hundreds of people travel to the northwestern corner of the Pennsylvania Wilds to canoe and kayak the Allegheny River. It’s easy to understand why. The Allegheny is part of the nation’s Wild and Scenic Rivers System. It boasts several campgrounds, trails, historical sites and other points of interest, such as the Allegheny National Forest. Paddlers share the calm and scenic waterway with eagles, Great Blue Heron, snapping turtles, white tailed-deer and many other species. In 2003, National Geographic Adventure named the Allegheny River one of the nation's "40 Great Fall Weekend Getaways". Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day trip with your buddies or an overnighter to teach the kids camping skills, we’re here to help. Just be careful – you might get hooked. Some of our groups have been coming back for more than 20 years.
Wilderness Trip Planning Center
Looking for the resources to plan your next adventure in the Allegheny National Forest or Allegheny River? Our outdoors store has what you're looking for in our Wilderness Trip Planning Center!
Let's go backpacking! We've expanded onto the forest floor! New services include fully outfitted, all-inclusive backpacking trips through the Allegheny National Forest! These include high quality ultralight gear rentals, trip planning services and vehicle shuttles. Check out our Allegheny National Forest hiking trail maps on our Backpacking Rentals & Trips page.
An 8-cache adventure along 26 miles of the Allegheny! If you haven’t caught on to the geocaching craze yet, give it a try! The Allegheny River Wilderness Island Geo Trail is a great chance to earn a cool-looking coin (pictured left), while exploring one of America’s Wild and Scenic Rivers. Learn more on our Geocaching page.
For those who missed it the last few years, this is Warren's extreme cleaning event of the year -- five days of lugging every man-made thing under the sun out of the Allegheny River and two of its tributaries. Five days, 31 miles, free canoes, hundreds of volunteers and all the appliance hauling contests you can stand. Be sure to come out, get grubby and help take care of one of America's Wild and Scenic Rivers! Click on the logo above for more details.
Allegheny Outfitters in the news:
AO honored as 2010 Veteran Business of the Year from Gannon University!
AO owner is inducted into the 2010 Pennsylvania Keystone Society for Tourism!
AO recieves PA Wilds 2010 "Champions of the Wilds" award!
AO and the Allegheny River Paddling Guide highlighted in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
Allegheny Outfitters highlighted in DCNR's Pennsylvania Conservation Landscape Initiatives Report.
GantDaily article on Allegheny Outfitters Pennsylvania Wilds award.
Word on the Wilds: business article on how we got started
Warren Times Observer article on the "Titanic" Flotilla
Keystone Public News article and radio interview on the Allegheny River Clean-up
Warren Times Observer article on the Allegheny River Clean-up
Centre Daily Times article on Allegheny River and Allegheny River Paddling Guide
Get Out! Magazine's article on the Allegheny River Paddling Guide
Allegheny Almanac article on the Allegheny River Paddling Guide
Warren Times Observer article on the Allegheny River Paddling Guide
Post Journal article on Kinzua Country Tango sponsorships