Governor Dick Hill Loop Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Governor Dick Hill Loop Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mount Gretna Heights, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and rock climbing and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

historic site

Park at Clarence Schock Environmental Center. 200 ft to the right of the Center building is the trailhead for Trail 15, marked with a white diamond blaze. Continue 2.6 miles to end of Trail 15. Turn right onto Trail 13 (green diamond blaze). Continue on 13 to second wye. Turn right for 100 ft to abandoned road. Turn left; follow the yellow rectangle blaze. This is the Horse-Shoe Trail. Continue to follow yellow rectangle blaze back to Environmental Center.

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Trail 15 is rocky and more difficult than the rest of the loop; mountain bikes are allowed, but not horses. Horses are allowed on Trail 13 and the Horse-Shoe Trail. At about a mile before the end of this hike you will enter briefly into Mt Gretna Heights. If you want a break, there is a restaurant with a deck in town (right at 4th, right at Pine, left at Kauffmann, right at Boulevard). If you have time, take Trail 1 to the observation tower.