South Mountain - Orange Trail

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South Mountain - Orange Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Emmaus, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.8 miles 587 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

South Mountain Trail is a 8.7 mile loop trail located near Emmaus, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running & walking and is accessible from September until June. Good mix of terrain

snowshoeing
6 days ago

Enjoyable narrow ranged switchbacks and mountain terrain

hiking
18 days ago

Started at the Robert Rodale Gateway trail at the parking lot on Klines Rd and then picked up the orange trail. It had just rained the past two days so the trail was muddy/wet which made some of the rocks/wooden structures a bit slippery. The trail is designed for mountain bikes but I had no issues hiking it with my two dogs. Overall great little hike and I look forward to going back to explore some of the other trails that branch off of it.

20 days ago

My fiance lives in Emmaus and when I visit I really enjoy hiking this trail. Fine to do in shorts and sneakers. Really a nice peaceful walk

trail running
2 months ago

2 months ago

very nice trail on a cool crisp morning

2 months ago

2 months ago

I work two jobs and have a 3 1/2 hour break between jobs. so I look for someway to take time. thought I would try this trail it's peaceful if you like solitude it's excellent. the highlight of this trail I think is the boulder outcrop.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Great trail, there is multiple loops to choose from. Cool switchbacks up and down the mountain. Trails are easily marked and exciting. Enter from Alpine street, there will be a small park on the left to park at.

hiking
4 months ago

First time on this trail. The trail as it appears on the map does include the Red, then Light Blue, and a little bit of Orange, then back to Red trails. A bit confusing if you have never been on this trail system.
I would advise wearing good sturdy shoes like hiking boots because of the mixed terrains of rocks, roots, and boulders.
This was a fun trail system with many options so your hike could be as long or short, easy or hard as you want to make it.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

lots of varied terrain. cool spring to splash your feet in as well. neat boulders to explore. close to home.

hiking
4 months ago

It was fantastic..enjoyed the day .,could of used a little more shade walking but it was a fantastic day !

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

This was a really nice and surprising hike. Loved it!

hiking
5 months ago

Really nice hike, close to the Highway making it very convenient.

mountain biking
5 months ago

5 months ago