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Life, Flight and Kidney Stone Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Danville, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 406 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

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Getting There

This is a well maintained trail by Geisinger Hospital. It has been noted portions fo this trail are eroded and rerouted.

Mountour County Parks and Recreation

Access this trail off of Powder Mill Road in Danville near Geisinger Hospital and the Life Flight area. There is a small parking area and a trail head sign.

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AllTrails User
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Hiking

All over the place!

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Dakota Taylor
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HikingGreat!

Great day hike if you complete all the trails. Surprisingly challenging at some points in the A-Tac section when you get to the bypass.

Jaclyn Kressler
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Nina Swartzlander
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HikingRocky

Nice little spot to hike. Be alert for the bikers, they come flying down the very narrow path that you both have to share.

Karen Z
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Hiking

Not much of a parking lot, this last time we parked along the road. All the signage does not match up with these trail names. Only we we have seen so far is the sign for Blackbear and that was when we left the stewardship and walked parallel to private property signs. Seems like the names on this App are bike trail names. Most names when you get to the park are medical terms like V-tach, Kidney Stones, etc.. We did find one sign on a big box o trail and under the map was the bike map with the names you find on here. It's a nice place for an afternoon out, watch out for bikers coming through the trails. Some steep inclines to go down. We followed the map on this map both times we been here and just kind of wing our way to where we want to go and explore. I think it can get crowded here in nice weather. Nice scenery.

Jen Love
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Joseph West
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Was a good trail to walk. A little rough on the knees in some spots but overall was a fun trail.

Melissa Fuhrman
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Trail wasn't bad but very rocky. Gotta watch where you are going or it would be easy to twist an ankle. Also very narrow in the early parts of the trail. Need a couple more trail markers since there are trails branching off and you're not sure which one to take. Watch for mountain bikers, one came barreling down the narrow part of the trail with his dog running loose behind him.

Jen Love
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Jen Love
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Hannah Orenich
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Hiking

Parts of the beginning and end of the trail are closed off due to erosion, but there is a clear alternate path to take. It is marked with orange diamonds on the trees. Otherwise the trail was dry, maintained, and we saw a pileated woodpecker!

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JP Sanders
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HikingRocky

No longer called Copperhead Trail, this is now Life Flight and Kidney Stone Trails. All the trails have been renamed to medical/affliction type names; Geisinger Hospital, it all makes sense. Trails are clear though the bottom parts are extremely rocky.

Rich Gildea
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Hiking

Excellent trails, have to redo signage but beautiful scenery.

David Imhof
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Hiking

Nice walk through the woods. Easy trail.

John K
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Hiking

Decent trail. Winds around a lot, keeps it interesting. Mix up of orange and yellow signs for some reason.

Christiana Paradis
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A nice trek in the woods that is close to home.

Steve Groff
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Hiking

A nice walk through the woods. Most elevation change happens in the first half mile. We saw deer and other wildlife. The hike took us 1 hour 20 min

Laura Mitch
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My "go to" trail when I don't have much time for a long hike. The trail is pretty well maintained but I've come across quite a few fallen trees that I have to climb over. There's a couple (2 or 3) spots where the trail is not clearly marked. Orange blazes suddenly change to yellow then back to orange. I basically make all left turns at these intersections and have never had any trouble finding my way.

Frank S. Konopka
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Hiking

It's a nice trek through some wooded area. Hiking difficulty is moderate. Nothing crazy spectacular but still fun.

Billy Wilt
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Mountain biking

I love this trail I have been riding for about 2 years now and I have not been let down at all!!!

Nancy Lawton
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Hiking

great trail!

Micheale Ann
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Hiking

There are about 10 miles of trail if you loop around. Great workout. Not too scenic

Nicolette Palmer
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Hiking

I go to these trails a lot with my boyfriend or Jack Russell Murphy. They're really great for a workout or just to get outside for the day. I park at the lot behind Geisinger and walk up the one way road to the trailhead. I usually go to the first trailhead but if you walk a little further there is a second one and additional parking. These trails can be great for mountain biking and have had friends rave about them before. Some restoration is being done on some trails so the Rattlesnake trail for instance is a little confusing because of trail blaze rearrangement. But other than that super fun and right in town! Thanks to Geisinger Stewardship!

Eric Jansen
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Hiking

This is a nice, shorter trail to hike near Danville hospital. It is well kept so you won't be walking through a lot of brush. I would've given it 5 stars but there are a number of offshoots and side trails which can make it confusing(some of the turns aren't marked well so it's easy to get lost). If you're the adventurous type taking the side trails can lead to a more enjoyable hiking experience!

Richard Earl
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Pretty nice little loop. If I worked at Geisinger I would hit this a couple of time a week. Some of the trails are a bit more challenging and longer than others.

Jason Williams
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Mountain biking

These trails are great. I get bored with road riding or rails to trails. Here you can wind through the woods have some hills to go up and down and be a little challenged by the terrain.

Charlie Crusan
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Mountain biking

This is a great spot for mountain biking (not rails to trails stuff, but actual mountain biking). It has some pretty steep sections, which is great if that's what you're into. Used to go here a lot when I lived in Bloomsburg.

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