Lebanon Valley Rail Trail

Lebanon County, Pennsylvania 17042

Distance8.2mi
Elevation Gain642ft
Trailhead Elevation459ft
Top776ft
Elevation Min/Max459/776ft
Elevation Start/End459/459ft

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. It is 8.2 miles long and begins at 459 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 642 feet. LVRT Parking and another parking can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Conewago Recreation Trail, Horse Shoe Trail, Rail Trail Connector and South Lebanon Township Trail.

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This pretty hike follows the Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail from the trailhead at Lawn to the
trailhead at Colebrook. Along the way it passes a couple of horse farms, the Horse-Shoe
Trail, and an attractive section of woodlands."

"This hike follows the Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail (LVRT) 3.8 miles from the trailhead in Mount Gretna to the town of Cornwall. Along the way, it passes environs that are ideal for viewing wildlife. Just before reaching Cornwall, the trail crosses a scenic old railroad bridge.

This hike follows the LVRT for 3.8 miles from the Mount Gretna Spur to the village of Cornwall. The rail-trail currently extends for 15 miles from the Lebanon–Lancaster County line 6.4 miles to the west of Mount Gretna to the city of Lebanon. At the western terminus, the trail becomes the Conewago Trail and continues for another 5 miles into Elizabethtown. You can begin this hike in either Mount Gretna or Cornwall. I usually go from Mount Gretna simply because it is closer to where I live. I suspect that on a summer weekend, though, parking might be easier to find in Cornwall than in Mount Gretna, which gets rather crowded."

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Trail Information

Lebanon County
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Surface
Lebanon Valley Rails to Trails, lvrailtrail.com
Local Contacts
USGS Elizabethtown; a map of the entire Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail is available online at lvrailtrail.com/trail.pdf
Local Maps

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Jul 2018