Victoria Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dauphin, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.
Incredible trail. My personal route was this: I parked at the Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area State Park main parking lot, took the Victoria Trail all the way to the other side of the mountain (to the parking lot on Rte 325), and hiked back over the mountain to where I started. At first, the trail isn't that rough. You'll hit some slight elevation, and begin climbing the mountain, but the elevation change isn't very demanding. There will be a gate that you'll pass on your way up, and at the summit, the Victoria Trail will cross the Appalachian Trail (which goes east-west, perpendicular to the second part of the Victoria Trail). Swing around to your left to continue following the trail, and prepare to give your knees a workout! If you hate large rocks, are out of shape, aren't wearing hiking shoes or boots, and/or if you have weak knees or ankles, the second part of this trail is not for you. The elevation change is much sharper on the southern side of the mountain, and you will be scrambling down rocks and roots the entire way to the Rte 325 parking lot. The best part is that you'll get to turn around and climb the insanely steep and rocky path you just traversed!
Victoria Trail is only 3.0 miles long (in one direction), but don't let the low mileage fool you. The mountain climb is very challenging (and I was carrying 15 pounds of supplies on my back when I hiked it). It's probably my favorite trail in the area. It's great for anyone looking for a truly challenging day hike.
Nice, well marked trail but fairly steep all the way up. Lots of rocks but most are flat and step like. Parking area ample with room for at least ten cars.
Nice walk from Clarke valley rd to AT