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Susquehannock State Park Trails

Mar 13, 2020 12:27AM

Trails

Chimney Trail 
Length: 0.35 mile
Activities: Walking, hiking, horseback riding
Difficulty: Moderate
Wooded trail that has great opportunities for bird watching as well as viewing spring wildflowers.  

Fire Trail 
Length: 0.33 mile
Activities: Walking, hiking, horseback riding 
Difficulty: Moderate
Short logging road that features a nice stand of poplar trees. 

Five Points Trail 
Length: 0.7 mile
Activities: Hiking, horseback riding
Difficulty: Difficult
Trail features rhododendron as well as views of creek valleys. 

Holly Trail 
Length: 0.5 mile
Activities: Walking, hiking, horseback riding
Difficulty: Easy
This trail is notable for featuring native holly and Christmas fern, and is suitable for those looking for an easier hike. 

Landis Trail 
Length: 0.6 mile
Activities: Walking, hiking, horseback riding
Difficulty: Moderate
Virginia bluebells that bloom in late April and early May can be seen on this trail. Named for Lester Landis, a former owner of the historic Long Home near the park office. 

Nature Trail 
Length: 0.3 mile
Activities: Walking, hiking, horseback riding 
Difficulty: Easy
Calm trail that features mature hardwood trees, ferns and wildflowers. 

Overlook Trail 
Length: 0.55 mile
Activities: Walking, hiking
Difficulty: Moderate
One of the more popular trails in the park, the Overlook trail leads to Hawk Point and Wisslers Run overlooks, which offer stunning views of the Susquehanna River. Horseback riding is prohibited at the overlooks.

Pine Tree Trail 
Length: 0.31 mile
Activities: Hiking
Difficulty: Difficult
A short, yet steep and rocky hike, is one of the more difficult in the park, and winds its way down to Wisslers Run. 

Pipeline Trail 
Length: 0.24 mile 
Activities: Walking, hiking, horseback riding
Difficulty: Easy
Perfect for those looking for a leisurely trail, the Pipeline Trail follows an old, abandoned pipeline right-of-way that crosses the park. 

Rhododendron Trail 
Length: 1.2 miles
Activities: Hiking
Difficulty: Difficult

The longest and most difficult trail within the park, hikers must be prepared to cross steep and rocky terrain. Views of rhododendron flowers that bloom during late June and early July are a sweet reward to those who hike the trail. Additionally, remnants of the homestead of Thomas Neel and one of the state’s largest beech trees can be seen. Horseback riding is prohibited on the trail. 

Spring Trail 
Length: 0.4 mile
Activities: Walking, hiking
Difficulty: Easy
Easy trail that features pawpaw trees with their banana-like fruits. 

Trail information provided by PA DCNR.


Access and Parking:

To access the park office, from Lancaster and PA 372, turn left on Susquehannock Drive then take a right onto Park Road.

From York and PA 372, turn right on River Road, then make a right on Furniss Road. Take a hard right on Susquehannock Road, and another right onto Park Road.


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