Best Trails of Pennsylvania

This list represents the most popular trails in Pennsylvania. Use this list to plan your next Pennsylvania outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Lehigh Gorge

    9 Reviews

    White Haven, PA

    There aren’t many finer things in life than a picnic lunch ride down the Lehigh Gorge on a sunny day in the middle of the fall. The sky is clear, the river is flowing, the leaves are changing ...
    •  1.5 - 5 hours
    •  21.5 miles
    •  Guide

    There aren’t many finer things in life than a picnic lunch ride down the Lehigh Gorge on a sunny day in the middle of the ...

  • #2 Ricketts Glen State Park Campground

    5 Reviews

    Red Rock, PA

    Ricketts Glen is one of the most heavily visited parks in the northern tier of Pennsylvania—and for a number of good reasons. Located on the edge of the northern escarpment, the park’s beauty ...
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    Ricketts Glen is one of the most heavily visited parks in the northern tier of Pennsylvania—and for a number of good reasons. ...

  • #3 Lehigh Gorge State Park

    5 Reviews

    Jim Thorpe, PA

    The Lehigh Valley railroad parallels the Lehigh River through the stunning and scenic Lehigh River Gorge. The Lehigh Gorge State Park is a narrow area consisting of 4,548 acres along the Lehigh ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  21.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Lehigh Valley railroad parallels the Lehigh River through the stunning and scenic Lehigh River Gorge. The Lehigh Gorge ...

  • #4 Tanglewood Ski Area

    1 Reviews

    Tafton, PA

    Overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains, Tanglewood Ski Area has hosted family and novice skiers each for the last 30 years. Locals may remember the resort as Paper Birch Mountain. ...
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    Overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains, Tanglewood Ski Area has hosted family and novice skiers each for ...

  • #5 Big Boulder - Jack Frost Ski Resort

    1 Reviews

    Blakeslee, PA

    With modest plateaus and sporadic snowfall, Pennsylvania’s Pocono region hardly seemed the right place to follow on the heels of the emerging western and New England ski resorts of the 1940s. ...
    •  Difficulty
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    With modest plateaus and sporadic snowfall, Pennsylvania’s Pocono region hardly seemed the right place to follow on the heels ...

  • #6 Lake Redman

    4 Reviews

    York, PA

    William Kain County Park’s 1,675 acres include two beautiful lakes, Lake William and Lake Redman. The lands surrounding these two reservoirs offer an array of trails and numerous ways to link ...
    •  1 - 3 hours
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    William Kain County Park’s 1,675 acres include two beautiful lakes, Lake William and Lake Redman. The lands surrounding these ...

  • #7 Fairmount Park Forbidden Drive

    3 Reviews

    Chestnut Hill, PA

    This is a great beginner ride that's suitable for the entire family. Your ride starts from the parking area on Bells Mills Road and takes the gentile gravel road down to Lincoln Drive and back. ...
    •  2 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a great beginner ride that's suitable for the entire family. Your ride starts from the parking area on Bells Mills ...

  • #8 Gettysburg

    6 Reviews

    Gettysburg, PA

    This ride is a very pretty one. The fields are green and surrounded by woodland. In the spring, the pink blossoms of the dogwood trees, the yellow of the dandelions, and the purple of the violets ...
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is a very pretty one. The fields are green and surrounded by woodland. In the spring, the pink blossoms of the ...

  • #9 Stony Valley Rail -Trail

    4 Reviews

    Dauphin, PA

    In addition to the historic Stony Valley Railroad, this ride also passes by the ruins of the old ghost town of Rausch Gap. Between 1828 and 1910, more than 1,000 people lived here. The town slowly ...
    •  2 - 6 hours
    •  28.4 miles
    •  Guide

    In addition to the historic Stony Valley Railroad, this ride also passes by the ruins of the old ghost town of Rausch Gap. ...

  • #10 Blue Marsh Lake

    3 Reviews

    Reading, PA

    I could rave all day about this fantastic loop around Blue Marsh Lake. It's easily one of the best rides around. The singletrack trails are tight and the terrain offers a number of short, steep ...
    •  4 hours
    •  20.8 miles
    •  Guide

    I could rave all day about this fantastic loop around Blue Marsh Lake. It's easily one of the best rides around. The singletrack ...

  • #11 Wicked Wissahickon Valley

    5 Reviews

    Conshohocken, PA

    This is a stellar ride that offers some nice singletrack in the heart of the city. Proximity to the city has both advantages and disadvantages. Food, fuel, lodging, and nightlife are in abundance. ...
    •  1 - 3 hours
    •  13.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a stellar ride that offers some nice singletrack in the heart of the city. Proximity to the city has both advantages ...

  • #12 Delaware Canal Path

    6 Reviews

    Easton, PA

    Dedicated as a National Heritage Trail, the Delaware Canal Path is an outstanding reminder of our American history and heritage. The canal path was originally built in the early 1800s and much ...
    •  3 - 7 hours
    •  45.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Dedicated as a National Heritage Trail, the Delaware Canal Path is an outstanding reminder of our American history and heritage. ...

  • #13 The Grand Canyon

    2 Reviews

    Ansonia, PA

    The Pine Creek Gorge, or the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, as it is more notably called, is truly a remarkable place. The gorge’s history dates back to the ice age when retreating glaciers deposited ...
    •  1 - 3 hours
    •  20.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Pine Creek Gorge, or the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, as it is more notably called, is truly a remarkable place. The ...

  • #14 Jim Thorpe - Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail

    4 Reviews

    Jim Thorpe, PA

    The Lehigh Gorge is steep and access is difficult. No roads cross the river for 19 miles. Building the railroad was a difficult engineering feat, and you'll see evidence of the blasting that ...
    •  44 miles
    •  Guide

    The Lehigh Gorge is steep and access is difficult. No roads cross the river for 19 miles. Building the railroad was a difficult ...

  • #15 Raystown Lake: Susquehannock Campground

    1 Reviews

    Hesston, PA

    Raystown Lake is a beautiful area that lies at the western edge of the Valley and Ridge topography of central Pennsylvania. Here the ridges are very steep and the valleys very narrow. Raystown ...
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    Raystown Lake is a beautiful area that lies at the western edge of the Valley and Ridge topography of central Pennsylvania. ...

  • #16 Lancaster County Covered Bridges

    3 Reviews

    Lititz, PA

    Lancaster County leads the nation in the covered-bridge category, with twenty-four bridges still in use. This ride takes you through five of them and on a tour of scenic farmlands. The ride begins ...
    •  33.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Lancaster County leads the nation in the covered-bridge category, with twenty-four bridges still in use. This ride takes ...

  • #17 Switchback Gravity Railroad

    4 Reviews

    Jim Thorpe, PA

    This outstanding, classic ride covers a huge section of the historic Switchback Gravity Railroad. Built in the early 1800s, this monumental system of gently sloping pathways was designed to haul ...
    •  1 - 4 hours
    •  16.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This outstanding, classic ride covers a huge section of the historic Switchback Gravity Railroad. Built in the early 1800s, ...

  • #18 Montage Mountain Ski Area

    1 Reviews

    Scranton, PA

    Montage opened its slopes in 1984 as a private, nonprofit corporation, run by a volunteer board of directors with hopes of building tourism in the region. Years of overwhelming maintenance costs ...
    •  Difficulty
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    Montage opened its slopes in 1984 as a private, nonprofit corporation, run by a volunteer board of directors with hopes of ...

  • #19 Karamac–Dunnfield Creek Loop Trail

    3 Reviews

    Portland, PA

    This trail has the best of both worlds for you and your dog—solitude in quiet, almost undisturbed nature on one side of the Kittatinny Ridge and a popular glacial stream on the other. A short ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail has the best of both worlds for you and your dog—solitude in quiet, almost undisturbed nature on one side of the ...

  • #20 Camelback Ski Resort

    1 Reviews

    Tannersville, PA

    Big Pocono Ski Area opened way back in 1950–51, running sporadically for four years before hurricanes Connie and Diane shut things down. Millions of gallons of water were dumped on the mountain, ...
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    Big Pocono Ski Area opened way back in 1950–51, running sporadically for four years before hurricanes Connie and Diane shut ...