60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg Guide Book

by Matt Willen (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Harrisburg  by Matt Willen

307pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 9781634040143

Although known predominantly for its Pennsylvania Dutch culture, the Gettysburg battlefield, and the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York, south-central Pennsylvania is home to many tracts of public lands that offer a diverse array of hiking experiences. From the gentle farm country of Lancaster and York Counties, to the steep-sided ravines along the Susquehanna River, to the rugged ridges north of Harrisburg, and the rolling hills of South Mountain, you'll find hikes to suit about any taste and interest. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg, by local outdoorsman Matt Willen, provides the first and most comprehensive hiking guide to the region.

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Trails from the "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.
... Preview: This hike follows a game-lands road uphill out of the North Creek Valley until it meets the Appalachian Trail (AT). It heads west on the AT for almost 2 miles to the Eagles Nest Shelter Trail. A sho ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Harrisburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Located only 8 miles or so from downtown Harrisburg, the Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area is a gem of a recreation area. From the parking area, this hike follows the Pond Loop Trail to the Cre ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Harrisburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: Beginning at Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center, follow the Buck Ridge Trail south, along Buck Ridge. The trail descends for most of its length to Pine Grove Furnace State Park. From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Carlisle, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This hike follows the paved Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail beneath a canopy of tall tulip poplars into Shank Park. Upon entering the park, the nature trail departs from the Eshenour Trail and makes ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Hershey, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: This hike follows the main trail from Clarence Schock Memorial Park’s Environmental Center on Pinch Road to the observation tower atop Governor Dick Hill. From there it follows several of the second ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Elizabethtown, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: This hike follows the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) for a short distance uphill from the Susquehanna River before picking up a side trail that takes you to the top of Peters Mountain near the Clarks Ferry ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Harrisburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This wonderful hike follows the Cold Spring Trail north out of the old town site of Cold Springs to the ridge of Sharp Mountain, where it joins with the Appalachian Trail. From there, you follow the A ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Fort Indiantown, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: This easy hike traverses an old railroad grade that extends into Lebanon County, following the path of the Conewago Creek and passing by some beautiful corn and farm fields. It is especially pretty la ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Elizabethtown, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This hike ascends Cove Mountain to the Hawk Rock Overlook via the Appalachian Trail (AT). From the overlook, it traverses Cove Mountain, makes a brief side trip to the Cove Mountain Shelter, and picks ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Harrisburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: From the parking area on Tower Road, follow the Darlington Trail west into a hollow. In the hollow, pick up an old logging road and follow that south to another logging road that you’ll follow west to ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Marysville, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.9
... Preview: From the parking area, follow Idle Road to the Darlington Trail at Lambs Gap. Walk the ridge west along the Darlington Trail to Millers Gap Road. The hike follows Millers Gap Road downhill to the nort ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Wertzville, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.3
... Preview: This long, flat hike shares the parking area with the trailhead for the Turkey Hill Trail. This hike follows the shore of Lake Clarke on the Susquehanna River south from the trailhead to the Safe Ha ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Columbia, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: Departing from the environmental education center at Colonel Denning State Park, follow the Flat Rock Trail uphill for 1 mile to the Wagon Wheel, a junction of five trails. From here, the Flat Rock ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Landisburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Beginning at the Flat Rock Overlook (see previous hike profile), this hike follows the Tuscarora Trail east through Wildcat Hollow. After several miles, it joins the Warner Trail and follows Trout Run ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Landisburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: This hike begins with a pretty walk along the North Branch Trail through the Laurel Run hollow, then climbs a hollow to the south of the creek on the Deer Hollow Trail out to Laurel Road. After a shor ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Landisburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This hike route mostly follows the path of the horse trail through the southern part of the military park. As a result, it tends to see rather little traffic, although it doesn’t pass by as many of th ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Gettysburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This wonderful hike follows the path of an old railroad grade through the woods and then heads uphill to the observation tower via a dirt road. After stopping to take in the great views from the t ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Elizabethtown, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: From the north trailhead for the Hemlocks Natural Area, this hike follows the Patterson Run and Rim trails along the east side of the Patterson Run. About halfway through the natural area, the hike cr ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
New Bloomfield, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: This hike follows the Greenwood Trail for several miles before joining with the Appalachian Trail (AT). It pick ups the AT and follows that into Quarry Gap, past the Quarry Gap Shelter, and onto the r ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Carlisle, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: This pleasant hike follows the Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail from the Bullfrog Valley through farmland and meadows to its end west of Waltonville Road. From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Hershey, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3