Mount Holly Marsh Preserve

Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania

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This lovely and varied hike links most of the trails on the presere land to make a 5-mile loop of the entire preserve. It begins by climbing to the ridge on Mount Holly via the Lamberton and Ridge Trails, and continues by following the ridge southwest for 1.5 miles to a gate. There it descends into the Mountain Creek Valley via the Briar Trail to the Creek Trail. The hike then follows the Creek Trail south to Mountain Creek and then back north along the creek to the marsh. Near the marsh, the hike picks up the Spring Trail through the open marsh area and eventually to the junction with the Marsh Loop Trail, which it follows back to the parking area.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg

by Matt Willen (Menasha Ridge Press)

This lovely and varied hike links most of the trails on the presere land to make a 5-mile loop of the entire preserve. It begins by climbing to the ridge on Mount Holly via the Lamberton and Ridge Trails, and continues by following the ridge southwest for 1.5 miles to a gate. There it descends into the Mountain Creek Valley via the Briar Trail to the Creek Trail.

The hike then follows the Creek Trail south to Mountain Creek and then back north along the creek to the marsh. Near the marsh, the hike picks up the Spring Trail through the open marsh area and eventually to the junction with the Marsh Loop Trail, which it follows back to the parking area.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mount Holly Springs
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 600 feet
Top Elevation: 1,400 feet
Local Contacts: The Nature Conservancy, 800-628-6860, tinyurl.com/mthollymarsh
Local Maps: USGS Mount Holly Springs; a map of the preserve is available online at tinyurl.com/mthollymarshmap
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Holly Marsh Preserve

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