Darlington Trail is a hiking trail in Cumberland County and Perry County, Pennsylvania. It is within State Game Land 170. It is 7.9 miles long and begins at 759 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,128 feet. The State Game Land Parking is near the trailhead. The SGL 170 Parking and SGL 170 Parking can be seen along the trail.
Darlington Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"From the parking area, follow Idle Road to the Darlington Trail at Lambs Gap. Walk the ridge west along the Darlington Trail to Millers Gap Road. The hike follows Millers Gap Road downhill to the north, where it picks up a game-lands road and footpath that leads back to the car.The hike makes a loop between Lambs Gap and Millers Gap on Blue Mountain west of Harrisburg. It uses the Darlington Trail across the ridgetop and a game-land trail below. Two sections of dirt road connect the two. You can park at any one of four parking areas that the route passes by, but my experience suggests that the hike walks best in a clockwise direction beginning from the parking area on Idle Road below Lambs Gap."
--Matt Willen, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg (Menasha Ridge Press).
"From the parking area on Tower Road, follow the Darlington Trail west into a hollow. In the hollow, pick up an old logging road and follow that south to another logging road that you’ll follow west to junction with the Darlington Trail. Continue along the Darlington Trail to a junction of five trails where you pick up another logging road heading west to Lambs Gap Road. Follow a path parallel to Lambs Gap Road up to the Darlington Trail at Lambs Gap. Follow the Darlington Trail back to the parking area at Tower Road."
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