Victoria Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Victoria Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dauphin, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1217 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail in fall. i take away one star for summer, when there would be no scenic views, and bugs are likely a problem. I started from Victoria Trail parking lot on route 325. I picked up Whitetail Trail at intersection near the peak and took Whitetail down to Ibberson main entrance, then pick up Victoria Trail again to make it a lollipop loop. a little over 5 miles.

the most challenging sections are the inclines near the peak. Many of the inclines consist of rock steps rocks 1 to 2 ft wide. on the day I went rock traction was excellent but I would watch out if the Rocks were wet. I did have some slippage on areas with loose and or wet Leaf bed on trail. I recommend trekking poles and appropriate shoe traction (no sneakers).

During fall you can see Charming Village through the trees on the north side, but trees would obscure view during summer.

hiking
5 months ago

Just a reminder to hikers to where orange at this time of year, as the area is in State Game Lands territory!

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail, no real frills or points of interest but still a good trail. My old dog was able to do it as well. We hiked up to the AT and then walked till we hit the downhill trail which bumps you right back into Victoria trail.

backpacking
8 months ago

Solid hike. The beginning requires the most effort going up the switch backs, leaving plenty of trail that is much more pleasant. No significant overlooks during the summer, but overall a good hike with enjoyable scenery.

hiking
9 months ago

A nice, relatively shorter hike that offers nice glimpses of forrest scenery and, at the top of the mountain, views of the adjacent valley. Started off Rt. 325 and made the turn-around at the Ibberson Conservation Area. I agree with the "moderate" rating for this hike -- it definitely features an incline over its duration (with slightly steeper grades going 325-->Ibberson) and rocks that add resistance, but it's relatively shorter and steadier than more strenuous uphill hikes. Bring hiking boots and water, and enjoy the hike!

backpacking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Incredible trail. My personal route was this: I parked at the Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area State Park main parking lot, took the Victoria Trail all the way to the other side of the mountain (to the parking lot on Rte 325), and hiked back over the mountain to where I started. At first, the trail isn't that rough. You'll hit some slight elevation, and begin climbing the mountain, but the elevation change isn't very demanding. There will be a gate that you'll pass on your way up, and at the summit, the Victoria Trail will cross the Appalachian Trail (which goes east-west, perpendicular to the second part of the Victoria Trail). Swing around to your left to continue following the trail, and prepare to give your knees a workout! If you hate large rocks, are out of shape, aren't wearing hiking shoes or boots, and/or if you have weak knees or ankles, the second part of this trail is not for you. The elevation change is much sharper on the southern side of the mountain, and you will be scrambling down rocks and roots the entire way to the Rte 325 parking lot. The best part is that you'll get to turn around and climb the insanely steep and rocky path you just traversed!

Victoria Trail is only 3.0 miles long (in one direction), but don't let the low mileage fool you. The mountain climb is very challenging (and I was carrying 15 pounds of supplies on my back when I hiked it). It's probably my favorite trail in the area. It's great for anyone looking for a truly challenging day hike.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Nice, well marked trail but fairly steep all the way up. Lots of rocks but most are flat and step like. Parking area ample with room for at least ten cars.

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Nice walk from Clarke valley rd to AT

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Saturday, October 22, 2016