Darlington Trail Loop

MODERATE 60 reviews

Darlington Trail Loop is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
777 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
22 days ago

Not entirely sure why this is named "Darlington Trail" since the actually Darlington is on the west shore. Anyway, we do a similar route to this once a month, to monitor changes in vegetation, water, etc. Great trail and I love the overlook it provides. I will probably be uploading my route next time.

hiking
2 months ago

I loved the manicured wide trails and the peace and quiet of this place. It is quiet and there were only sounds from neighboring properties where people were shooting around. Strange. The park is beautiful and the trails are partly very challenging. It was a cold grey day when I was there and worked up a good sweat. The inclines are very good! It also has a lot of connections from one trail to another if you want to lengthen or shorten your hike. I saw ONE other person while there and that made my day!! The only not nice part is the high tension wires along a part of the trails. They detract a lot from the natural beauty of the place. Otherwise very worthwhile!!

hiking
8 months ago

"Easy" probably a better description. No steep climbs, no bouldering. Most trails are wide, soft, well-maintained, and well-shaded.

Highly recommend picking up a printed map at the trailhead, and noting which blazes to follow on which sections of the hike, the trail network is complex.

The section beyond Blue Mt. Parkway is unmarked, overgrown, and skirts private property. Highly recommend long pants for this area, as it is highly overgrown.

hiking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

First time here- great hike. Multiple "named" trails- very well marked- paths well maintained and clear. Lots of trail options depending on the distance and difficulty you're looking for. Main parking lot had restrooms and water fountains. Will definitely return.

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Nice hike. I have been on every trail at Boyd and this one is as good as most of them. I prefer going off trail but this trail is a good one.

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