Rider Park Trail is a 4.4 mile loop trail located near Cogan Station, PA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from April until October.
The scenery is really beautiful in Fall when the leaves change color
Rider Park is a great hidden gem in the area. It has several trails of different lengths and difficulties. My favorite is the Katy Jane trail, which takes you by 2 stunning vistas. The trail is well maintained and clearly blazed. It's a relatively easy trail. Watch for wildlife.. saw a momma bear and some cubs here last spring, luckily they were running away from me! The Cheryl trail is nice too, takes you past some old homesteads and a cemetery, though is more of a nature trail, no vistas on that one.
Easy trail with a few inclines. Loved all of the options to be able to alternate the path! Very well maintained! Such a great way to start the day!
Katy Jane trail was pretty easy, some steep parts but really fun and rocky!
Katy Jane trail was great! Two vistas.
I enjoyed that there were many options for different routes to take . The path was well managed in most areas and the vista was beautiful.
We did the Katy Jane trail in the early morning and found it relatively easy. The first half is all uphill, but the trail is clear and well maintained. There are two beautiful vistas on this trail, highly recommended for a quick hike!
Not very strenuous and views are amazing and so relaxing I highly recommend!
Have hiked here many times over the last several years. Very relaxing nice for bird watching. Very easy hike with 2 decent vistas.
Beautiful vistas on Katy Jane Trail!
There are several different trails in Rider Park, different degrees of difficulty. Cheryl's Trail is a nice relatively easy trail with a guide to help identify local tree species. Even a short out and back loop trial that branched off the main trail.
The Katy Jane Trail id more difficult but a very nice trail with two beautiful vistas and if you don't have time for the whole trail you can take the shortcut less steep Saddle Trail back.
Then there is the Kennedy Trail with Doe Pen Vista
This park is actually close to Williamsport. It is easy to moderate, and has vistas. The park is open all year and is mainly used for hiking. Some use it for mountain biking. There is a fairly steep trail about 3 miles long, and another that is 5-7 miles long. There is a big picnic pavilion and a porta-potty! Lots of songbirds, turkey, deer, an occasional bear...