Cold Spring and Rausch Gap

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112

Cold Spring and Rausch Gap

Cold Spring and Rausch Gap Professional Review and Guide

"This loop is one of my favorite excursions in central Pennsylvania. At just shy of 6 miles, it is a manageable length for the whole family. The first mile of the hike consists of a moderate ascent of 600 feet up to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) on the ridge of Sharp Mountain, and the rest of the hike is downhill."

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Trail Information

Harrisburg
Nearby City
5.9
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
3-4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
791 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,392 feet
Top Elevation
Pennsylvania Game Commission, 717-787-4250, tinyurl.com/pagamelands
Local Contacts
Keystone Trails Association Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania, Sections 7 & 8: Susquehanna River to Swatara Gap; USGS Grantville, Indiantown Gap, and Tower City
Local Maps