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#28 of 115 state parks in Pennsylvania

Best trails in Gifford Pinchot State Park

566 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails in Gifford Pinchot State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Gifford Pinchot State Park, located in York County, surrounds Pinchot Lake. The park features several great hiking trails, including the Mason-Dixon Trail. You can explore the lake from a kayak or an education pontoon tour. For those looking to stay overnight in the park, campsites are available in addition to yurts and cottages. The lake is also a popular attraction for fishermen.

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Map of trails in Gifford Pinchot State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2,338 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
717-432-5011
Top trails (4)
#1 - Pinchot Trail Lakeside Loop
Gifford Pinchot State Park
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
Pinchot Trail Lakeside Loop is a 9.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Wellsville, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#2 - Pinchot Lake Loop
Gifford Pinchot State Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
Many parts of the trail are easy walking with gravel surfaces, but some of the remote sections are narrow with uneven footing. Many hikers combine portions of this trail with other trails like Alpine,Show more
#3 - Pinchot Lake
Gifford Pinchot State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Pinchot Lake is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rossville, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#4 - Beaver Creek Trail
Gifford Pinchot State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Very scenic and lightly travelled trail within Pinchot State Park. Can be muddy in places.Show more