Susquehanna Heritage Trail

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Susquehanna Heritage Trail is a 14.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Hempfield Township, PA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

14.7 miles 680 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

Fun, hike that can be as quick or long as you make it. Kids and dogs can successfully hike it, though there is a steep portion at the beginning/end. The ruins of an 1845 Henry Clay furnace are a highlight. The trailhead is located just north of the parking lot at Breezyview Overlook on the southern end of Chickie's Rock park. The trail immediately descends 200 feet via a steep trail. For the most part it is easily navigable, but there are a couple of places where the loose rocks, angles, and lack of anything to hold onto make a tricky spot. Trekking poles or walking sticks are definitely nice to have. About 3/4 of the way down there is a bridge crossing a gully. One board of the bridge had rotted out, but otherwise it was solid as of 9/2013. At the base of the descent you intersect an old railroad bed. Go right (north) and the ruins of an old iron furnace will be on the right. When you intersect with the Norfolk-Southern rail line, you're at the base of Chickie's Rock. Note that hunting is allowed in the area through which the trail passes. Wear orange for visibility and safety.

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