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See What Adventures You Can Find on These 6 Susquehanna Hikes

Mar 14, 2017 12:12AM ● By Melanie Heisinger

By Corey BeVier

Spring signals a prime time to go out and explore the Susquehanna. From the mountains to the bay, the Susquehanna River offers a host of opportunities to get out and enjoy this changing of the season.  

Here are a few of our favorite trails to explore. Grab a friend or family member, whether two-legged or four, and see what adventures you can find along the Susquehanna Greenway.

Explore the North Branch

Luzerne County Levee Trail

County: Luzerne    
Length: 12 miles 
Trail Activities: walking, biking, fishing, cross country skiing

This 12-mile paved trail winds along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River. It encompasses 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.

Susquehanna Warrior Trail

Counties: Columbia & Luzerne
Length: 10.8 miles
Trail Activities: Walking, biking, wheelchair accessible

This 10.8-mile section, constructed in 2007, sits within the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley. Winding its way along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River, the trail stretches from the Talon Energy Riverlands in Salem Township to the Flamingo Diner in the West Nanticoke section of Plymouth Township.


Explore the West Branch 

David S. Ammerman Trail

County: Clearfield    
Length: 10.5 miles   
Trail Activities: walking, biking, fishing, cross country skiing

Once known as the Clearfield and Grampian Trail in 2011, this crushed stone rail-trail offers beautiful views of several water features including the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and the glistening waters of Kratzer Run and Anderson Creek. This trail also offers several opportunities for stops to enjoy the scenic beauty of the area.

William Clinger Riverwalk

County: Clinton
Length: 2.25 miles
Trail Activities: Walking, biking, fishing

Located in the SGP River Town of Lock Haven, PA, the William Clinger Riverwalk stretches 2.25 miles along the city's levee system. This paved walkway is fully supplied with benches, trash receptacles, and lighting, and it offers unencumbered views of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

Explore the Lower Susquehanna

Capital Area Greenbelt

County: Dauphin  
Length: 20.9 miles   
Trail Activities: walking, biking, wheelchair accessible

The Capital Area Greenbelt is a 20.9-mile ring of parks and trails circling Pennsylvania's capital city of Harrisburg, PA. Sections of the trail meander along the main stem of the Susquehanna River. While traveling be sure to stop over at City Island, which is a popular recreation stop and a great start to the loop.

Chickies Rock Overlook Trail

County: Lancaster
Length: 0.5 miles
Ideal for: Walking and cross country skiing

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


Corey BeVier is outreach and volunteer coordinator at Susquehanna Greenway Partnership.

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