Lebanon Valley Rail Trail

State Game Land 145, Pennsylvania

Elevation Gain1,007ft
Trailhead Elevation459ft
Elevation Min/Max439/776ft
Elevation Start/End459/459ft

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Lebanon County and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It is within State Game Land 145. It is 14.5 miles long and begins at 459 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 28.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,007 feet. LVRT Parking, LVRT Parking, LVRT Parking, and another parking and the Colebrook Twin-Kiss restaurant can be seen along the trail. There are also restrooms along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Conewago Recreation Trail, Horse Shoe Trail, Rail Trail Connector and South Lebanon Township Trail.

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"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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Very peaceful and easy to walk, and lots of sitting areas.

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Trail Information

State Game Land 145
Nearby City
State Game Land 145
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
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
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