Entrance to Empire Mine State Park staging area - Penn Gate. Open gates to enter and please re-close gates after entering.
Staging area at Empire Mine State Park - Penn Gate entrance (after you go through the white gates)
Parking area for cars - Penn Gate. Entrance just to the left of the white gates (you do not enter through the white gates for car parking)
Located at the trail head in the Penn Gate staging area. Sometimes there are maps in the box that says"maps". There is a large map to view before heading out.
Trail head at Penn Gate. Heidi's friend Marcia on her horse Star.
Main trail heading out from the Penn Gate staging area.
Trail at Empire Mine State Park
Flowers along the trail - taken in July, not too far from the Penn Gate staging area
Some of the trails recently had large gravel added to them - picture taken July 2009.
Some of the signage along the trails
Water crossing about a mile form the Penn Gate staging area. Not deep and the horses love to stop and drink. Picture taken in July 2009
Beth on Chester. Entrance to the Hwy 174 road crossing for those that wish to ride on the other side of Hwy 174 - all Empire Mine State Park. Road can get very busy so please watch out for cars (weekend traffic seems busier than weekday traffic). Visibility to see cars is worse coming back over Hwy 174 towards Penn Gate staging area.