Horseshoe Trail

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

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This ride takes in a small section of the 120-mile long Horseshoe Trail. The Horseshoe Trail starts in Valley Forge Historical Park at the Woolman memorial Marker on the south bank of Valley Creek and takes a meandering line west to where it intersects with the Appalachian Trail on Sharp Mountain, just northeast of Hershey, Pennsylvania. The trail passes through Hopewell Village National Historical site and the adjoining French creek State Park. From French Creek State Park the trail cuts west through the Furnace Hills, hugging the Lebanon and Lancaster County Line. The main trail is clearly marked with yellow blazes and all side trails are marked with white blazes. Sections of the trail are open to mountain biking and offer some very steep and technical riding. Terrain: Rocky singletrack, doubletrack, and gravel roads.

Horseshoe Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This ride takes in a small section of the 120-mile long Horseshoe Trail. The Horseshoe Trail starts in Valley Forge Historical Park at the Woolman memorial Marker on the south bank of Valley Creek and takes a meandering line west to where it intersects with the Appalachian Trail on Sharp Mountain, just northeast of Hershey, Pennsylvania. The trail passes through Hopewell Village National Historical site and the adjoining French creek State Park.

From French Creek State Park the trail cuts west through the Furnace Hills, hugging the Lebanon and Lancaster County Line. The main trail is clearly marked with yellow blazes and all side trails are marked with white blazes. Sections of the trail are open to mountain biking and offer some very steep and technical riding. Terrain: Rocky singletrack, doubletrack, and gravel roads."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Lebanon
Distance: 7.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Southeast Pennsylvania Game Commission, 610-926-1966.
Local Maps: USGS Lebanon County, PA; Pennsylvania State Game Lands No. 156 map, Lancaster & Lebanon Counties - available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission for $1.00
Driving Directions: Directions to Horseshoe Trail

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