Allegheny National Forest Centennial GeoTrail Challenge Ends September 24, 2024

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service announces a partnered centennial geocache trail now available on the Allegheny National Forest to commemorate the Forest’s 100th year since its establishment.

In partnership with the Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development Council (Penn Soil RC&D), Allegheny National Forest presents the first official GeoTrail, encouraging the public to explore the Forest in a new way. Twenty-eight caches have been placed across the four counties of the Forest (Elk, Forest, McKean, and Warren), with descriptions available on Participants need to register, for free, online to access cache location descriptions, along with GPS coordinates.

To log your findings, fill out the Allegheny National Forest Centennial GeoTrail Passport document found at Use this sheet to record each cache’s code word and the date found. The code words relate to the benefits and purposes of the National Forest.

Find at least twenty caches, five in each of the four counties, to redeem commemorative items. Upon completion, present your GeoTrail Passport document at any ANF office (located in Warren, Bradford, and Marienville). Participants may choose between two items, while supplies last, a trackable ANF Centennial Token or a commemorative coaster made of local black cherry wood by Forest Area School District students.

Share your geocache adventures on Facebook and tag us @AlleghenyNF for a chance to be highlighted on our page. This challenge ends on September 24, 2024.

For more information, visit or contact Wes Ramsey, Executive Director at Penn Soil RC&D, at 814-726-1441 or