Forest Service Seeks Public Input on Laurel Mill Trail System Realignment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service is accepting comments on a proposal to realign the chronically wet, 1.7-mile Hemlock Loop of the Laurel Mill Trail System on Allegheny National Forest. The realignment would move the current trail upslope and decommission 1.7 miles of the existing trail, reducing the current Laurel Mill Trail System by approximately 0.7 miles. The result will be a more sustainable trail system and an improved trail user experience.

For a map and more information, a scoping document is available for download from the Allegheny National Forest website. Printed copies are available upon request.

Comments may be submitted at any time but would be most helpful if received by June 9, 2022. The input received will help us refine the proposed action. Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be available for public inspection as part of the project record. You may submit comments to the responsible official in the following ways:

  • Email: Please include Hemlock Loop Trail Realignment on the subject line, your name, and your physical mailing address with your comments.
  • Mail: Robert Fallon, District Ranger, Marienville Ranger District, 131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA 16239
  • Phone: (814) 927-5700 during normal business hours.
  • Fax: (814) 927-2285

If you would like more information, please contact District Ranger Rob Fallon at 814-927-5799 or