Designated Routes Southwest Region



Designated Routes

SGL 42 WESTMORELAND COUNTY

9 miles - From Game Lands parking lots along township road T-962, (Furnace Lane), follow Game Lands road through gate. At maintenance building route splits to left, and straight ahead, with both roads traversing up the west slope of Laurel Ridge. On top of ridge either administrative road is gated before entering upon a common use pipeline that completes the loop connecting the two Game Lands roads. St. Clair Township.


SGL 42 WESTMORELAND COUNTY

2.5 miles - From Game Lands parking lot along Township Route T-619 ( Penrod Road), follow Game Lands road through gate, past shooting range, continue along Game Lands administrative road up the west slope to gate at top of Laurel Ridge, where the designated route ends. Ligonier Township.


SGL 42 WESTMORELAND, SOMERSET COUNTIES

3.4 miles - From Game Lands parking lot at end of Township Route T-761 (Jenner Township), follow administrative road into Game Lands then left (southeast) before Game Lands boundary. Follow road through gate and westward up east slope of Laurel Ridge. Route ends at intersection with pipeline and interior road to communications tower. Jenner Township, Somerset County; and Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County.


SGL 50 SOMERSET COUNTY

5 miles - this designated route begins at a Game Commission shooting range parking area located 200 feet north of the intersection of US 219 and Business Route 219 toward Somerset, off Business Route 219. There is a gate with a stream crossing (administrative vehicle ford) to the right of the parking area, where this trail starts. The road splits on the opposite side of the stream (these forks will merge) and either may be taken. The road continues south, crosses "Township Line Road after approximately 2 1/3 miles, and continues for approximately 2 3/4 miles where the designated route ends at a parking area.


SGL 51 FAYETTE COUNTY

22 miles - Begin at the end of township road T-587 (Cow Rock Road) that begins at the Furnace Hill section of Dunbar and ends at the game land boundary. This road traverses the game land for 6 miles in a general easterly direction and ends on Twp. Road T 792 (Camp Carmel Road) at a gate. There are several spurs off of this main route, which are marked accordingly.


SGL 105 ARMSTRONG COUNTY

2.1 miles - From a gate on the north side of the township road (T-148) northward down an interior Game Lands road to a state road (SR4009) at Daman Industries. Bradys Bend Township.


SGL 108 CAMBRIA COUNTY

3.5 miles - Approximately 1 mile from the village of Dean on State Route SR1016 (Wopsy Road) leaving Rt. 56 traveling toward Altoona there is a gate and parking area on south (right) side of road. This designated route begins at the gate and follows defined Game Lands road to a large reclaimed mine site. The route will follow defined road circling mine site and will exit a road back to two miles further from Dean.


SGL 108 CAMBRIA COUNTY

4 miles - This designated route begins on the north side of route 865 at the village of Lloydville and continues along old railroad grade down the mountain gap for approximately 4 miles to a point near the Bellwood Reservoir along route 865.


SGL 108 CAMBRIA COUNTY

5 miles - Beginning at the first Game Land parking lot along Long Road on the western side of Glendale Lake, travel along gravel road approximately 1 mile to another parking lot and gate. Go through gate at second lot approximately 3/4 mile to fork. Right fork loops back just under 2 additional miles to Long Road, then traveler may travel Long Road back to starting point. Left fork continues along road proceeding upstream approximately 1 1/4 mile to another fork where right goes approximately 200 yards to boundary and Chest Township Road, left fork proceeds across Killbuck Run to Game Lands boundary which meets an abandoned township road and legal right-of-way which goes to Cambria Heights High School.


SGL 108 CAMBRIA COUNTY

16.5 miles - Begin along Route 53 approximately ¼ mile north of Catholic Church in village of Frugality, at this location, take the game land road on east side of 53 for approximately 1 mile (this road open year round) to a parking lot. Take either road behind the two gates located at this parking lot (both roads designated). These two roads merge again 1.1 mile from parking lot, then continue along game land road approximately 1/3 mile to a fork. The right fork will travel on game land road for approximately 2 miles to the Daugherty area, which is located on the Wopsy/Dean state road. The left fork continues along road approximately 2.2 miles to another intersection. The left route will continue another 2¼ mile on to a game land road that is open year round and another 1¼ miles to Route 53. Traveler may take open road east 1.5 miles back to Route 53. Right fork back at the previous split, take game land road 2.5 miles through reclaimed surface mine site to Route 865 just east of the village of Blandburg. Alternate road to route 865 would leave main game land road just before apple tree plantation and east to old railroad grade and along railroad grade for approximately 2.5 miles to route 865. This trail will continue on railroad grade across route 865 onto State Game Land 158 (see SGL-158 open trails).


SGL 108 CAMBRIA COUNTY

2 1/4 miles - From Parking lot along Marina Road (located just behind Noel's Ice-Cream/hamburger stand), along Game Lands administrative road approximately 1 mile to reclaimed surface mine site, then along road through mine site looping back approximately another 1.1 mile to Marina Road. The designated route then crosses Marina Road and continues along the administrative road approximately 1.2 miles to gate along St. Augustine Road.


SGL 111 SOMERSET COUNTY

1 mile - From Draketown take Conn Road, the township road that leaves the Draketown Road to the east approximately ½ mile until you come onto the game land on the north side of the road. At the game land gate, the designated road goes north 1 mile to a gate/parking area on the Brushtown road LR 3003.


SGL 111 SOMERSET COUNTY

6.5 miles - From Draketown, go north on LR 3003 approximately ¾ mile to the first road on the left (a game land road). This designated road continues up the hill and meanders in the game land (do not take the several access points leave the game land on this section) approximately 1 mile to a Tee. The left fork continues on to the Augustine Road at the Fayette County Line a little over a mile. The right will follow a main game land road for approximately 4 miles to a parking area on the Jersey Hollow Road T803. The designated route crosses the Jersey Hollow road and continues to another Tee where the left continues back to the Jersey Hollow Road at a gate near the Fayette line and the right will continue on to a parking area/gate on Angler’s Road T802. Just before reaching the parking area, a designated road has a spur to the north for approximately ½ mile to Cranberry Glade Lake.


SGL 111 SOMERSET COUNTY

5.5 miles - From the end point at the parking area of the route listed above, continue north on Angler’s Road (T802) to the third road into the game land on the right side (1 mile) which is a designated route. This route travels southeast and meanders and switchbacks down a steep slope to Laurel Hill Creek and then up the creek for a short distance (total is 4 miles). There is a designated side route to this main route that leaves the main route to the south approximately 1.1 mile from the beginning. It is a 1½ mile loop to the south and merges with the main route near a camp, the only one along this route.


SGL 111 SOMERSET COUNTY

2.5 miles - From the end of above route, go right or east on Brushtown road LR 3003, cross Jersey Hollow Road and continue straight on T350 until you come to a parking area/gate. The designated road proceeds behind the gate for approximately 1 mile to a group of camps on private land. At this point make a hard right to stay on the game land and follow that trail along Laurel Hill Creek approximately 1 ½ mile to a historic covered bridge and a game land parking lot near the village of Humbert.


SGL 117 WASHINGTON COUNTY

2 3/4 miles - This designated route begins just north of the Burgettstown High School on the opposite side of the highway at a Game Lands parking lot. It proceeds through reclaimed surface mine following a well defined road to another parking lot just off of route 18 north of Burgettstown.


SGL 120 CLEARFIELD COUNTY

4 miles - Along State Route 4017 (Barrens Road), approximately 3 miles north of the village of St. Lawrence, on the right a gravel road leads approximately ¼ mile to a gate. Continuing beyond gate on administrative gravel road for app. 3 1/4 miles to reservoir and past reservoir another 1/4 mile to top of hill at food plot complex where designated route ends.


SGL 137 ARMSTRONG COUNTY

2.3 miles - From the Game Lands parking lot on west side of routes 28 & 66, follow the interior Game Lands road through gate. Route has spur to right and second spur to left off right spur. All routes end prior to herbaceous openings return to beginning via same route. Mahoning Township.


SGL 153 INDIANA COUNTY

1 mile - From Game Lands gate along Township Route T-784 (Oaks Point Road), to where route ends prior to Game Lands boundary. Burrell Township.


SGL 153 INDIANA COUNTY

2 miles - From Game Lands parking lot off Township Route T-702, through gate, down to and across ford stream crossing (vehicle ford) at Roaring Run, then up the east slope of Chestnut Ridge, ending at intersection with logging road. Wheatfield Township.


SGL 158 CAMBRIA COUNTY

4 1/2 miles - From Route 865, travel approximately 3/4 mile along Blandburg Fire Tower Road. At this point travel south (left) 3 3/4 miles to where designated route ends.


SGL 158 CAMBRIA COUNTY

1 3/4 miles - From route 865, travel approximately 1/2 mile along Blandburg Fire Tower Road. Turn right and travel north for approximately 1 1/4 mile, returning to Fire Tower Road.


SGL 158 CAMBRIA COUNTY

Approximately 4 3/4 miles - From Route 865, travel approximately 2 miles to a Game Lands gate. Continue beyond the gate on a Game Lands administrative road for approximately 2 3/4 miles to where the route ends at Route 453.


SGL 158 CAMBRIA COUNTY

4 miles - This designated route begins on the north side of Route 865 at the village of Lloydsville and continues along an old railroad grade down the mountain gap for approximately 4 miles to a point near the Belwood Reservoir, along route 865.


SGL 174 INDIANA COUNTY

23 miles - Due to the past and present practices of mineral extraction, this game land has many miles of administrative roads with a surface that is suitable for use without significant risk of habitat or environmental damage. There is also a five (5) mile unimproved dirt township road that bisects the Game Lands that is suitable for non-motorized travel. All Game Land administrative gravel or "dirt" surface roads within the game land are considered designated routes, and are posted as such. There are multiple herbaceous openings and several gas lines rights-of-way that are planted with grass and have no evidence of a roadway on them, which are not designated or considered open for riding activities.


SGL 203 ALLEGHENY COUNTY

2.5 miles - From the north side of Game Lands road, a route begins at the rifle range and travels uphill through a gate to at "T" at the top of the hill. The route to the left loops and returns to Game Lands road, for a 1 1/4 mile loop. The route to the right will continue for 1 1/4 miles to a parking area off Mingo Road.


SGL 203 ALLEGHENY COUNTY

1 1/4 mile - From the south side of Game Land Road, a designated route begins at either of two gates and runs to the other gate for a 1 1/4 mile loop.


SGL 203 ALLEGHENY COUNTY

1 1/4 mile - From the parking lot off of Mingo Road, there is a route that travels from east to west for 1 1/4 mile to a parking area located on Marskmen Park Road.


SGL 223 GREENE COUNTY

3 3/4 miles - Beginning at a parking lot/gate just north of Davistown on the east side of SR2019, this route meanders through the Game Lands following a well defined administrative road, looping back to SR2019.


SGL 223 GREENE COUNTY

1 3/4 mile - This designated route starts at the first parking area/gate on the north side of Meadow Run Road and meanders north through this portion of the Game Lands to a parking area/gate on Dunkard Township Road (T-624).


SGL 228 SOMERSET COUNTY

10 miles - This designated route begins at a Game Commission parking area at the edge of the village of Gahagan (of Township Route T-792). It follows an internal road that forks and merges twice, crossing a paved road (SR1035) in the process. This route ends at a Game Lands gate/parking area at the northern end of the Game Lands along SR1018, east of Central City.


SGL 232 WASHINGTON COUNTY

2 1/4 mile - This designated route begins along route 331 approximately 2 3/4 miles west of Acheson which lies at the intersection of route 331 and route 221. The internal Game Lands road leaves route 331 to the south (left) and meanders through the Game Lands to a parking lot along Dog Run Road.


SGL 245 WASHINGTON COUNTY

Approximately 1 1/3 miles - This designated route begins at the first gated internal Game Land Road on the south side of "Quaker Ridge Road: when entering from the east. This route follows a Game Lands road approximately 1 1/3 mile to a Game Lands parking lot on Craft Creek Road.


SGL 245 WASHINGTON COUNTY

3.5 miles - This designated route starts on the north side of Quaker Ridge Road and begins at the first parking lot after entering the Game Lands from the east. This route follows an internal road north to Game Land Road where it will pass another game land parking lot and will continue back down an interior road where it will end at a second parking lot on Quaker Ridge Road approximately 1/4 mile west of the parking area at the beginning.


SGL 247 ARMSTRONG COUNTY

1.1 mile - From game land parking lot past Game Commission maintenance buildings, follow Game Lands road to pond where the route ends. North Buffalo.


SGL 262 INDIANA COUNTY

15 miles - Due to past and present mineral extraction practices, this game land has many miles of administrative roads with surfaces suitable for use without significant risk of habitat or environmental damage. There are also several paved and unpaved township and state roads that wind in and out and through this game land with an approximate 5 mile stretch of unpaved Canoe township road (Frey Cemetery Rd) going directly through the middle of the game land. All game land administrative gravel or dirt surface roads within the game land are considered designated routes, and are posted as such. There are multiple herbaceous openings, gas line rights of way and numerous fields planted to various types of herbaceous cover that are not designated or considered open for riding activities.


SGL 262 INDIANA COUNTY

26 miles - Due to the past and present practices of mineral extraction, this game land has many miles of administrative roads with a surface that are suitable for use without the risk of habitat or environmental damage. All game land administrative gravel or "dirt" surface roads within this game land are considered designated routes, and are posted as such. There are multiple herbaceous openings and several gas lines rights of way that are planted with grass and do not have evidence of a roadway on them, which are not designated or considered open.


SGL 273 INDIANA COUNTY

4 1/2 miles - This route consists of a Game Lands road beginning at a Game Lands parking lot along Route 954 near Yellow Creek. The route proceeds along a coal haul road for 2 miles where it comes near the Game Lands boundary and another parking lot along a Brush Valley Township Road (Snider Road). The designated road continues in a northern direction leaving this lot and continues down grade to old bridge site on Yellow Creek. The creek may be forded at this location (administrative vehicle ford) to reach the other side and the end of another township road located in Cherry Hill Twp. There is an alternative route that leaves the main road to the east approximately 1/2 mile from the second parking lot. This route is a one-mile segment that runs to a gate along another Brush Valley Township Road (Ondo).


SGL 276 INDIANA COUNTY

1 3/4 miles - This route begins at a Game Lands parking lot on top of Penn View Mountain off of Route 22. The Game Lands road travels north along an old coal haul road to Hill Drive, a township road. Cross Hill Drive and continue along the internal Game Lands road through reclaimed surface mines to another un-named township road that comes from the village of Palmertown and dead ends near this route intersection.


SGL 276 INDIANA COUNTY

3 1/4 miles - Designated route begins on the west side of Route 259 approximately 100 yards north of the Blacklick Creek in the village of Heshbon. The Game Land road runs approximately 3/4 mile to a split. Both routes will take the traveler to Rhine Road, a dirt township road (left fork coming onto the road approximately 1 mile further on than the right fork). The traveler may take either route, and using Rhine Road, may return on the other fork.


SGL 279 CAMBRIA COUNTY

2 1/2 miles - This designated route begins at the main parking lot along Vampire Road. The route runs along the main access road for approximately 1 mile past a series of food plots and openings at which point it will consist of a perimeter road around fields which loops back to the main road. The route includes one side road that leaves the main road on the north side approximately 1/2 mile from the parking lot. This road will loop back around and end on the Vampire Road within 100 yards of the main parking lot at the beginning.


SGL 296 FAYETTE COUNTY

1 mile - Entering the Game Lands from Township Route T317, Westmoreland County, this designated route follows an administrative road and ends at an interior Game Lands parking area.









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