Swatara State Park

Pine Grove, Pennsylvania

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Set this hike aside to do after it rains and all your favorite trails are muddy. Except for a 0.1-mile stretch on a shale road, the trail surfaces here are paved. This hike is suitable for all ages. And, although it is almost a 4-mile loop, you could walk, say, to the historic Waterville Bridge and never be farther than a mile or so from your vehicle. Other highlights include the stone ruins of a flooded-out nineteenth-century dam and the abandoned canal system that was connected to the dam.
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Hiking Pennsylvania

by John L. Young (Falcon Guides)

Set this hike aside to do after it rains and all your favorite trails are muddy. Except for a 0.1-mile stretch on a shale road, the trail surfaces here are paved. This hike is suitable for all ages.

And, although it is almost a 4-mile loop, you could walk, say, to the historic Waterville Bridge and never be farther than a mile or so from your vehicle. Other highlights include the stone ruins of a flooded-out nineteenth-century dam and the abandoned canal system that was connected to the dam.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Pine Grove
Distance: 3.9
Elevation Gain: 529 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Swatara State Park, c/o Memorial Lake State Park, Grantville 17028; (717) 865-6470; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/swatara/
Local Maps: USGS Indiantown Gap, PA
Driving Directions: Directions to Swatara State Park

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