Trails

When you think of trails do you think of hiking? Biking? Horseback riding? snowmobiling? ATVing? Skiing? Photography? These are just a few things that Pennsylvania's trails have to offer. Pick a trail and start your journey today!

Explore by RegionTrail at the Ned Smith Center in springtime.

North Branch
West Branch
Lower Susuquehanna
Middle Susquehanna


North Branch

 

Dale-Engle Trail

Black Diamond Trail - North Branch
Luzerne County

Passing through the village of Mountaintop along a former Lehigh Valley Railroad right-of-way, the trail offers magnificent views of the natural wonders of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Users will pass secluded ponds and bogs, wildlife, and towering trees.

http://www.delawareandlehigh.org/

 

D&H Rail Trail - North Branch
Susquehanna, Lackawanna, Wayne Counties.

38 miles from Simpson to Stevens Point
This rail trail runs 32 miles from the New York state border, passes under the historic Starrucca Viaduct in Lanesboro, and ends along the Lackawanna River in Simpson, PA.
Hiking, biking, equestrian, cross country skiing, snowmobiling.

http://www.nepa-rail-trails.org/

 

Luzerne County Levee Trail - North Branch
Luzerne County

This trail provides 12 miles of paved trail along the Susquehanna River. A system of interconnected paved trails built atop the flood protection levees in the Wyoming Valley. Also known as the Susquehanna River Levee Trail, the systems includes the communities of Wilkes-Barre, Hanover Township, Plymouth, Edwardsville, Kingston, Wyoming, Forty Fort. The trail is ideal for Hiking, biking, cross country skiing.

 

Luzerne County Rail Trail

Page Under Construction...

 

Mocanaqua Trail - North Branch
Luzerne County

Off Main Street in Mocanaqua, near the Shickshinny Water Treatment Facility
The Mocanaqua Loop Trail System consists of four individual looping trails that together comprise about 15 miles of varying terrain along the northern reach of Penobscot Mountain. All the trails take hikers along a natural unimproved trail that traverses the mountainside as well as the ridgetop area, where there are several scenic overlooks.
Hiking.

http://www.earthconservancy.org/

 

North Branch Canal Trail - UNDER CONSTRUCTION, North Branch
Columbia and Montour counties

The project aims to develop a family-oriented pedestrian and bicycle trail for healthy living between Danville and Bloomsburg following the route of the historic North Branch Canal. The first 0.4 mile-long portion of the 6.2 mile trail in Mahoning Township, Montour County, opened to the public on October 1, 2015.  Watch for additional trail sections to open in the spring of 2016!

http://montourrec.com/north-branch-canal-trail/

  

Susquehanna Warrior Trail - North Branch
Luzerne County

This 10.8 mile section, constructed in 2007, of the Susquehanna Warrior Trail is nestled in the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley, lush with green meadows and surrounding mountain peaks.  The trail stretches from the Talon Energy Riverlands in Salem Township to the Flamingo Diner in the West Nanticoke section of Plymouth Township.

 

Towanda River Walk

Page under construction...

 

Wetlands Nature Area Trails - North Branch
Luzerne County

Riverlands Environmental Preserve and Visitor Center, 634 Salem Boulevard, Berwick, PA 18603. Located just south off Rt. 11/Salem Blvd from the center.
The Wetlands Nature Area is part of the Susquehanna Riverlands Environmental Preserve and has two trails, which wind through fields and forests along the Susquehanna River and provide many opportunities for nature study, wildlife observation, and photography.
Hiking.

http://www.pplweb.com/

 

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West Branch


Black Forest Trail - West Branch
Lycoming County

 Located near Slate Run, this 43 mile loop that travels around Slate Run and has many vistas overlooking the village.
Hiking, cross country skiing.

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/

 

Buffalo Valley Rail Trail - West Branch
Union County
Parking available on North 15th Street in Lewisburg
This 9.2 mile bike/pedestrian trail links Lewisburg and Mifflinburg.
Hiking, biking, cross country skiing.

 

The Canal Path - West Branch
Northumberland County
This 16 mile trail is located in Watsontown, PA with entry points at Elm Street and the West Milton State Bank lot.

 

Chuck Keiper Trail - West Branch
Centre, Clinton Counties
Located in the Southern part of the Sproul State Forest. This trail is broken down into two trails and each one takes 2-3 days to complete, altogether creating a 52 mile trail.
Hiking.

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/

 

Dale's Ridge Trail - West Branch
Union County
1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837
This 2 mile hiking trail begins at the historic Dale/Engle/Walker farmstead and has scenic views from the ridge. Look for the trailhead kiosk for more information on this trail made possible by an easement with the Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy.
Hiking.

http://linnconservancy.org/

 

David S. Ammerman/Clearfield Grampion Rail-Trail
West Branch, Clearfield County

Once known as the Clearfield and Grampian Trail, this 10.5 mile trail of crushed stone offers scenic views of water, farmland, and forests along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. As you walk bike, or ski this easy and smooth trail from Clearfield, PA to Grampian, youll enjoy the glistening waters of Kratzer Run, Anderson Creek and the Susquehanna River.

 

Houtzdale Line Trail - West Branch
Clearfield County
Located in Smoke Run and runs to Houtzdale, 11 mile trail of wetlands, forests, and stream corridors.
Hiking, biking, equestrian, skiing.

http://www.traillink.com/

 

A summer trail at Riverview Park.

Hyner View Trail- West Branch
Clinton County

Page Under Construction...

 

Jacoby Falls Trails - West Branch
Lycoming County
A 2 mile hike which follows along the Jacoby Hollow natural gas line follows up the Jacoby Run Creek and ends up at the top of the mountain at a beautiful waterfall.
Hiking.

http://www.trails.com/

 

James P. Bressler Heritage Trail - West Branch
Lycoming County
From I-180/220, take exit 23B toward Montoursville/Warrensville Road. Merge onto East Third Street/Old Montoursville Road. Turn right at Canfield Lane then turn right at Greevey Road. The park entrance is on the left
ADA-accessible, hiking.

http://www.loyalsocktownshipbos.com

 

Lock Haven Levee Trail - West Branch
Clinton County
Trail is accessible at a number of locations along East and West Water streets in Lock Haven. Along a 2.25 mile stretch of the levee is a walkway fully supplied with benches, trash receptacles, and lighting. A recreational pavilion with bath house and beach are located near the end of Vesper Street. A canoe portage service is located near the dam so boaters may traverse to the river below the dam.  

http://www.pahikes.com/  

 

 

Watsontown Trail in summer.

Pine Creek Rail Trail - West Branch
Lycoming County
Multiple trailheads, see website below.
Starting in Asonia and ending in Jersey Shore along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, this scenic rail trail covers almost 62 miles along the Pine Creek Gorge.
Hiking, biking, equestrian.

http://www.pinecreekvalley.com

 

Quehanna Trail - West Branch
Clearfield, Cameron, Elk Counties
Located within the Moshannon and Elk State Parks, 71 miles of trails that pass through both parks which provide a scenic view of the wilderness for a few days of hiking or just an afternoon.
Hiking.

Reighard Trail/Susquehanna Bikeway

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Susquehanna River Walk and Timber Trail - West Branch 
Lycoming County

See the River Walk website below for a map and trailhead information.
This 4 mile paved bike/pedestrian path loops along the levee system in Williamsport, South Williamsport, and Loyalsock Township.
Hiking, biking.  


The Towpath - West Branch
Northumberland County

This approximately 1 mile trail follows the historic towpath and can be accessed from 3rd or 10th Streets or directly under the bridge.
Walking, biking.

us.geoview.info

 

Western Clinton County Sportsman’s Association Trail - West Branch
Clinton County

Here there are 8 miles of trails which is located right outside of Renovo.
Hiking, cross country skiing.

http://www.explorepatrails.com/

 

West Rim Trail - West Branch
Lycoming County

This trail is about 29 miles of hiking around the western rim of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.
Hiking.

http://www.pahikes.com/

 

William Clinger Riverwalk - West Branch
Clinton County

This 2.25 mile scenic riverwalk is a paved walkway located on the levee that protects Lock Haven from the West Branch Susquehanna River.   

Yost Run Trail Loop - West Branch
Centre, Clinton Counties

Trail head is located just south of the Clinton County/Centre County line. This 7 mile trail displays waterfalls, mountain laurel, and rocky mountain sides.
Hiking.

http://www.explorepatrails.com/  

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Lower Section

 

Two men walk down trail in summer.

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Trails - Lower Section
Dauphin County

This 13 mile stretch of trail has a path for everyone from beginners to hiking enthusiasts. There are a few little streams and a pond off the trails as well.
Hiking, cross country skiing.

http://www.gettingoutside.com/

 

Capital Area Greenbelt  - Lower Section
Dauphin County

The Capital Area Greenbelt is a 20.1-mile ring of parks and trails circling Pennsylvania's capital city of Harrisburg, PA. It's surface shifts from concrete and asphalt to cinder and crushed stone depending on which section the user completes. This trail is an easily accessible way to enjoy the outdoor all while being close to the city. This trail is wheelchair accessible and is ideal for hiking, biking, cross country skiing.

 

Chickies Rock Overlook Trail - Lower Section Lancaster County

Located in the Chickie Rock County Park,  Chickie Rock Overlook Trail follows an old trolley line route up the 100-foot rock outcropping. Though short, this trial rewards its users with beautiful views of the Susquehanna River. Trail users can also hop on the Northern Lancaster River Trail for added milage. 

 

Conestoga River Water Trail- Lower Section
Lancaster County

This 42 mile stretch of trail provides visitors with the County’s most scenic rivers. This water trail is most popular for canoeing and kayaking.
Hiking, boating.

http://www.explorepatrails.com/  

 

Enola Low Grade Rail Trail - Lower Section 
Lancaster County
Carved from steep riverside cliffs, the scenic 5.25-mile trail in Manor Township features breathtaking views of the Susquehanna River, Safe Harbor Dam and active Norfolk Southern freight line.

Trail Info and Brochure  

 

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail Lower Section, Lancaster County

This multi-purpose, public recreation trail is approximately 14 miles long, spanning five municipalities at the northwestern edge of Lancaster County. Parts of the trail are also owned by Lancaster County and the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority. The trail follows the route of the historic Pennsylvania Mainline Canal and uses some of the original towpath that remains along the corridor.

 

Mason Dixon Trail - Lower Section
York County
This extensive trail of 188 miles connects the Appalachian Trail with the Brandywine Trail. For more information on this trail please follow the link provided below.
Hiking.

http://www.masondixontrail.org

 

Lock 12 and Mill Creek Falls

Page Under Construction...

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Middle Susquehanna

 

Appalachian Trail; Duncannon Crossing

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Sunbury Riverfront Park

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We are always adding content. Do you know of a park or trail along the Susquehanna River that should be included? Contact info@susquehannagreenway.org with more information.