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Great place to hike during the hot summer!

I've been on this section twice now, once in the winter time and just this past weekend in July. it's very rocky but pretty manageable. hiking boots aren't required but may be good idea. campsites on top of the ridge get breezy so something to block wind while you sleep is recommended. on your way out stop at the lumberjack restaurant not 5 miles from the trail parking, excellent food and nice staff

A very nice set of trails, but a lot of poop to dodge. Wear old shoes.

Starts off steep then levels out. Only went 20 min in then turned around.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy trail. I highly recommend purchasing the booklet as it is filled with good historical information.

The trail and scenery are beautiful. I was a little taken aback by how many people there were wearing flip flops and carrying pool floaties though....I guess that's what I get for going on one of the hottest Saturdays of the year so far!

One of the best in the area!

Been going here for over a year now! It’s a blast and usually isn’t too crowded! I usually follow the yellow trail to the white trail. This trail follows beside the water and then takes you up for a decent view of the water in fall when the leaves are fewer and more colorful. The white trail will take you back to the beginning of yellow trail and parking.

walking
2 months ago

If you like history, this is a fine hike. If you prefer hiking in the woods rather than spending 70% of a day on asphalt, don’t bother with this. Gettysburg is what it is. The hike up to Big Roundtop was the highlight. The diesel fumes from the tour buses was the low point. Thanks to this app, at least we didn’t get lost.

Saw 2 Rattle snakes. Be aware when walking through the tall Grass at about the 3rd mile into this loop. Going counter clockwise. I wouldn't consider this one hard though. Most of it is flat and long on old logging road.

Beautiful little trek down to the river and back.Theres a few different trails to take, so you can do something different each way..It trails what to me is a trout stream ..tiny waterfalls..I love taking my children. It's a mini adventure for them..There are some part of trails that are steap and at times slippery.. Overall, be going for years. And I definitely recommend checking it out!

Pleasant hike, bit of a climb early on, nothing terrible, rocky across the ridge, easy descent on Susquehanna trail

Definitely closer to hard than moderate. We stayed on the trail until we hit the back part of the loop (Susquehanna trail). This is a great hike that offers a lot of challenging aspects. Parking at the lot made accessing the trail very easy. The noise of the highway was present the entire hike, but after a while you block it out.

Beautiful. However lots of fallen trees and very steep in some areas. I always fall when I come here. There are also some narrow paths near the edge of the cliff so please be careful. Downfall is there’s very little parking.

hiking
2 months ago

A lot of history. Very nice trail. We did this with a Boyscout troop. As part of earning the Gettysburg patch set.

Great time with Great Friends. Kind of busy with lot of Boy scouting cubbies but other then that it was okay.. Pretty rocky so don't wear your slippery shoes.

hiking
3 months ago

Been going here since I was a kid. Love the beautiful view.

One of my favorites

Tough one for small children. We had a nine year old and 11 year old along and that was about the you gest I would recommend. Lots of narrow and rocky paths. Be prepared to cross the stream on fallen trees or get your feet wet. We did both.

hiking
3 months ago

Great little trail w/ so much history.

Great hike! Steep and rocky and beautiful plus a few trees down that you climb over. Took the yellow trail to the tracks and the blue trail back. Somewhere on the way back you should cross the creek back to the yellow blazes to get to the parking lot.

hiking
4 months ago

A good, long walk through the battlefield. I used the map on my AllTrails app to supplement the trail guide, and missed a few things. My favorite parts were following Pickett's Charge across the field to Cemetery Ridge, and of course, Little Round Top. The section along Confederate Ave was quieter and less crowded than the other parts of the walk. .

Very good day! Met a lot of hikers traveling to Maine wishes lots of luck and be safe.!

First time hiking The Peter’s mountain-loop with snow on the mountain. Incredible. The trail seemed much different with the rocks covered in snow, some places 2-3 ft deep. Strongly recommend taking the Susquehanna trail back to Clark’s Ferry. It’s one of the highlights. Miswak stick.

Beautiful trail! I followed the blue trail up the rocks and then it stopped at Camp Mack territory. Will have to go back and just follow the yellow trail.

Lots of history. Easy walking.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful and challenging. Look for the Orange Trail near the convergence at the Conestoga that leads to The Pinnacle!

our family's Lancaster County favorite

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