Governor Dick Tower Trail is a 2.1 mile out and back trail located near Manheim, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length2.1 miElevation gain364 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Chris Gray
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neat. gonna try it when it's lighter out.

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Drew Long
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nice trail. good elevation changes.

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wilbur Graybill
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Simon Geographic
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Ruthann Murphy
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Well marked peaceful

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Amy Hoch Tyson
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Sarah Blanchard
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Adam Martin
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Gabriela Harvey
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Easy hike, our four year old walked the whole way. The tower is only accessible by a series of ladders, so don't get your little ones excited :-( Saw about a dozen deer and a coyote.

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Karmen Friesen
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Chris Filler
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Patty Maggie
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It had a lot of leaves on the trail, but it was a decent hike.

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Sam Cook
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Good easy path up. The leaves were a little slippery. The climb up the tower is metal ladders like a fire escape. Not recommended if you are claustrophobic. The view is worth it though! My recording is only for the hike up, not the part coming back.

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brandon Morison
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Julie Backes
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Very rocky. Map wouldn’t load so I’m not sure which trail I was on.

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lorie lewis
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great nice hiking

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Lloyd Randall Myers
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Rich Heebner
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Melissa Mann
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Matt Parkhurst
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Paige Vradenburgh
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Great trail for hiking and seeing the tower. Very rocky on horseback, horses should have shoes on to protect the feet.

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Laura Sheehan
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Great trail, very humid day. Keith and I both got stung by a yellow jacket. What are the odds? No water for the dogs to speak of.

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Randi Lesher
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Steve Migliore
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Nice easy trail. Great morning hike

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Drew Flickinger
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Some great easy trails at Governor Dicks. Lots of places to explore and its pretty hard to get lost. There is parking on either side of the mountain. There are also trails that allow mountain biking and rock climbing in the area which is awesome.

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Giving 3 stars really only because of the tower part of this. If you're looking for an easy walk/hike up to the tower, this would be it. It's a pretty steady ascent mostly on wide gravel road (except for trail #11). You could even loop back down on trail #10 for easier downhill on same gravel road. The trails aren't too interesting of a hike by themselves. The tower is quite a neat experience to climb up. It involves a series of 10-12' alternating, straight-up ladder segments to the top (9 in total) and then the same thing to go down the other side of the tower. Could imagine this may be a bit slow going when there are a lot of people, especially since there is only one ladder segment at the very top to step up/down from the caged area. The views at the top are nice and the bars are spaced just enough to get a picture without the actual bars in it (getting camera close enough).

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Shannon P.
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Very much a forest setting with not much to see. The tower was neat but full of beetles and it took us what seemed like forever in this roundabout trail.

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Kevin Doyle
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Easy trail with plenty of shade. Awesome view from the tower!

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Sarah Y
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Shady trail, easy to see the trails

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Laverne Jamison
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A nice hike through the woods to the Tower. Very quiet and relaxing . When we stood still we could hear the wind blowing through the treetops. Not very scenic but the view from the Tower was well worth it .

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