Looking for a great trail in Susquehanna State Park, Maryland? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Susquehanna State Park ranging from 2.1 to 8.4 miles and from 13 to 347 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Located along the Susquehanna River valley with its heavy forest cover and rocky terrain, Susquehanna State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities as well as points of historical significance. The park is home to some of the most popular mountain biking trails in Maryland and the river itself beacons fishermen and boaters alike. Susquehanna State Park also contains a very family friendly campground with traditional campsites and cabins. History buffs will be drawn to the restored Rock Run Historic Area with its working grist mill, the Archer Mansion, Jersey Toll House and the remains of the Susquehanna Tidewater Canal. The river offers excellent fishing opportunities, including pike, perch, and bass for shoreline anglers or boating anglers who launch from the Lapidum Boat Ramp.

Solid trail. Best of both worlds, water and woods. Once you leave the waters edge and cross over the creek, the app is not accurate. Follow the deer creek trail and then the Ridge trail (red markers). Near the end, follow the road to get back to your car. Aside from the map being off, this was one of my favorites. Hiking boots recommended.

hiking
13 days ago

Followed the trail to a T, didn't backtrack, and we ended at 9.3 miles and 1400+ feet of elevation. Trail isn't the easiest to follow, but suggest keeping Alltrails on standby to double check any turns/possible splits.

Nice hike with my pup.

hiking
13 days ago

Trail has a lot of cool features. At the beginning, one has all the old buildings and the apiary from the living history museum. The trail itself is pretty well maintained and gives the hiker the opportunity of walking through a hardwood forest. At the far end of the loop there is a grist mill, an antebellum stone house with many of it putter structures standing, a dam that has a nice water fall feature, and river views. It’s a nice little trail!

backpacking
over grown
19 days ago

Slightly overgrown in spots, esp. near cell towers. Hike is a nice combination of incline and decline.

hiking
19 days ago

I have found the Susquehanna trail system particulars to find. So to get to this trail park at the parking lot behind the mansion on Rock Run house on rock run road. You then take the purple trail with a pretty good climb to it to get to the yellow trail which is this trail.

very pretty!

Just a road that one way is mostly up hill and the way back all down hill

hiking
blowdown
washed out
2 months ago

Nice up and downs.

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

Definitely a nice and easy-to-moderate trail, especially with a small dog and kids. Following this 2.1 mile hike took us about an hour with a few water stops. Would definitely consider doing again. Caution: parts of the trail are very narrow and overgrown so you frequently have to brush against bushes and what not. We did find a dog tick on the dog so be sure to check carefully and use bug spray.

Good trail. Not any overlooks. Nice walk along the susquehanna river.

horseback riding
over grown
2 months ago

Outstanding loop once you figure out the trailheads. The trail is in outstanding condition and is super cruisy - no rocks anywhere, and the “climbs” are easy and gentle — you do not need to break off your pace and can keep a static heart rate. The All Trails map is wrong and you are better off using the official trail map of the Susquehanna State Park website. Use the Rock Run Mill as your starting point, and follow the trail along the river (it is an “unimproved” trail and may be slightly overgrown) with Stafford Rd to your left the whole way. Once you get to the next parking area, the trail has a set of steps that takes you over the Trestle Bridge. This takes you onto the Heritage Greenway Trail that follows the river. You will come to a fork with a footbridge on your left and the Mason Dixon trail on your right. Take the footbridge and follow the trail. This will connect you with the Deer Creek Trail. Make a left onto the Deer Creek Trail, and this will connect you with the Susquehanna Ridge Trail. Disregard the signs saying the trail is “very difficult.” The climbs are rolling and, as previously mentioned, the trail quality is pristine: it is soft without being at all mushy, and you could easily run the trail without much fear of tripping. The trail ends at a water crossing (Deer Creek); be careful, the water was only ankle high but was rapid and the rocks were slick. One could easily fall if careless with your steps. 100 feet or so past the creek is the other trailhead, which is actually on Rock Run Rd, not Stafford Rd. I suggest a minor detour off Rock Run Rd to the man-made waterfall below the road. Things to watch out for: mountain bikers, animals (there was fresh deer dung on the trail) and slippery rocks.

Pretty forest hike, however had difficulty following the trail...got lost several times. This was my first time to do a moderate level hike and was by myself. At times, I wondered if I would see civilization again. ;)

love biking the ridge trail

hiking
4 months ago

Loved walking on the old railroad ties! Rocky on the red blazes ridge trail, slippery when damp.

Wish all trials would tell you which color markings to follow. I came to a fork that had 3 trails and the yellow was named rock run or run rock.... so I thought that was the right one... it took me on a loop in the opposite direction. Luckily I was here to enjoy the day so it didn’t matter. But sometimes I have to work in the afternoon and don’t have time to get lost. The blue trial that you run into a little way into the yellow is what you want to take for this trial. It crosses the creek a couple times, your feet will get wet. Enjoy your hike!

Had a difficult time finding where this trail began and ended. Had the Trail app and GPS. No luck. Recommend posting signs showing the trail start and stop. Thanks.

hiking
4 months ago

great time easy to lose the trail if yornsrebnew and running the first time.

Trails are well blazed, and fun. A good challenge for a young out of shape guy. The red trail is definitely the biggest challenge. LOTS of deer to see, if you aren’t too loud. Will definitely be coming back.

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

This was a pretty trail that I’ll hike again. Not too many views of the Susquehanna but a nice moderate hike through the woods. I went clockwise. It was difficult to find the trailhead, I followed the road uphill 1/4+ mile to an intersection with another road where there is a nice trailhead, which I don’t think is the same one indicated in this app. Like other reviewers I had to use my phone several times to make sure I was following the correct trail. At the end there was a wide stream crossing with no good way across, so I went off trail, bushwhacking upstream a few hundred feet to where there was a road with a bridge. There’s a public restroom nearby too.

We’ve walked this area a few times, but this was the first we tried to follow the trail exactly. I needed to reference the app several times to avoid wrong turns and clarify when markings couldn’t be found. It’s a nice walk but fsome of the trail along the river was completely submerged and you had to go off trail or wade in murky water. It had a nice variety from some narrow inclines to wide flat paths, all woods to river bank.

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

running
muddy
snow
7 months ago

Awesome sloppy run at Susquehanna State Park! Icy, snowy, supper muddy - the best that early spring can through at ya’! Glad I had my phone with me; many twists and turns, false starts, and running back uphill to find the trail junction that I missed!

hiking
snow
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

This was a nice trail. I think the elevation gain is a bit off. The elevation gain is in one chunk up to the top of the ridge. Additionally, the trail was really wet. There are a few spots that were so muddy that we needed to go off trail. My dog was sinking down in the mud. There weren't really any sights to see other than nature.

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