The Hickory Creek Wilderness is located on the Bradford Ranger District of Allegheny National Forest in Warren County, Pennsylvania. The gentle to moderate terrain is drained by East Hickory Creek and Middle Hickory Creek. Topography ranges from 1273 feet where East Hickory Creek exits the wilderness to 1900 feet on the plateau. There are no particularly steep slopes. Much of the area is heavily forested. There is only one major designated hiking trail within the Hickory Creek Wilderness boundary. Hickory Creek Trail is a loop of about 12.1 miles situated in the middle of the area. The Hickory Creek Trail is used by many backpackers and day hikers. It is marked with yellow blazes that we are allowing to fade to return trail markings to wilderness standards. The trail is maintained to a primitive standard, to provide a challenge to visitors. The Tanbark Trail goes through the eastern tip of the boundary for about 1/4 mile.