Harrison Hills Park: Rachel Carson Trail-Pond And River Overlooks Trails

EASY 24 reviews

Harrison Hills Park: Rachel Carson Trail-Pond And River Overlooks Trails is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Harrison Twp, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Found the start this trail to be difficult to find (apparently the big Rachel Carson sign refers to a pavilion). It also links up with the 15 mile Rachel Carson trail outside of the park which is confusing. Best I can tell this trail is only a loop if you link up to another trail so make sure to map your route ahead or you'll end up taking a not so scenic trip along a major highway.

hiking
2 months ago

I love this park because the blazing is done super well and it's not a terribly hard hike. Be super careful on the southeast section of this loop though because there is a ton of broken glass on the path. There used to be dumping sites here before they formed the park and when there's a big rain, all the loose pieces come down the hill and litter the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

I have to disagree with the users who said this trail was well marked. The last nice day of the year we decided to try and hike this trail, but it was VERY poorly marked. I don't know why, but the yellow markings used to denote the rachel carson trail ended up taking us out of the park, and onto main roads in the neighborhood. Once we realized this was likely wrong, we were 2 miles out of the park. Last nice day of the year was a waste.

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Really nice trail. Good workout for a 4 miler, plus beautiful changing landscape. Highly recommend.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Nice trail not too difficult

hiking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Very enjoyable trail with lots of different terrain and....horses?? Love this trail.

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

hiking
Friday, April 01, 2016

Saw a beautiful rainbow sitting at the pond! Overall great trail and greatly marked!

hiking
Sunday, March 13, 2016

hiking
Monday, November 16, 2015