Explore the most popular Camping trails in Pennsylvania with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
5 days ago

took this trail from great george trail just to add miles and see views from other side of river and not to do the full out and back on george trail..made a nice loop from meadow to george to ferncliff..lil muddy from snow melt but nothing major

hiking
5 days ago

Awesome hike. Close by. Good workout. Not too rocky.

Had only done up to the 0.5 mile trail that leads up to the radio towers...didn't go any further given the reviews that most are just wide ATV trails (which they are). Wouldn't bother really with any of these trails again to the west of Rt 322 (other side is better). Also, is game lands of course so be sure to where your orange if hunting season...but better yet, just stay away until it's over as it seems to be a very popular hunting area. Blazing on Horse-Shoe trail part is good and there is blue blazing for the small Kettle Run loop part. The rest are unblazed or wide enough trail you wouldn't need it anyway. The unblazed portions were still easy enough to follow even with the leaves off, but are probably pretty overgrown/unkempt during the spring/summer.

great trail I would recommend it to people that like rocky and steep trails.

The trail was in excellent shape considering the recent rain and snow. Obviously, a lot of hard work was put into it recently. Thanks to those who maintain the trail! Nice hike along and over the creek. Decent climb up to the overlook. There was a fallen tree across the trail close to the shelter. The sign on the privy at the shelter cracked me up. It is literally the “Taj Mahal” of privies!

hiking
11 days ago

Two buddies and myself did this route but trimmed some of the fat off the planned route to get it to 10.5 miles. We went after a day of rain and overnight light covering of snow. This meant some mud in spots but also active creeks/runoffs. These full runoffs made for a few fun crossing that had dinner options with logs that were just a little too slippery for our taste. These sections were marked with the yellow and black diamond sign for the first 1/3 or so. The trail also featured some walking next to roads but there was a paved walking path and barrier. Nice chunk of the route was fire access roads. Hiked with a friend who called it “very bikeable”

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rocky
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Needs still a lot of trail maintenance but I did some but again needs more. Went counter clockwise on the trail loop.

hiking
13 days ago

great trail to hike..it is closer to 12 miles. info center in parking area says it takes about 6 hours to hike but that’s misleading. was able to do it a little over four. i’d also give this trail a difficult rating in reguards to length and terrain. some of the trail markers were missing in spots that confused and once took us off course briefly but we figured it out. there’s also other shorter trails at this site all with the same start points and looping.

One of my favorites- hit or miss with how maintained it is but it’s never hard to deal with when over grown. Been there when it was packed and still barely ran into people. Great trail.

hiking
15 days ago

easy walk. pretty lake.

Did it on Thanksgiving eve and the trail was completely quiet, probably because it was closed unless you were registered and had the proper equipment. I had crampons but they weren't necessary at all this early, there was barely any ice. It was amazing though to have the whole trail with all the waterfalls to myself! I highly recommend you get the proper equipment so you can hike this trail early winter, it is so much more enjoyable when the trail isn't overflowing with people.

Did north trail before heading across river to east trail. Definitely easier than the East. Some decent climbs but not too difficult. No rock scrambles. Decent views from the top.

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flooded
muddy
snow
18 days ago

blowdown
muddy
over grown
18 days ago

full of nettles poison ivy overgrown kind of poorly marked in one spot in other words it was awesome

hiking
20 days ago

Well-blazed, easy trail that would be good for trail running. Some very mild up and down. Was doing both Darlington and Tuscarora trails and got there a bit earlier than planned so ended up doing most of Darlington trail in the dark. Though I will say was a neat experience in late fall since you can see all the lights from the towns in Cumberland Valley right through the trees the whole way. Even in the dark was simple enough trail to follow (with headlamp of course). Though the trail did have the look of potentially being a little overgrown in the warmer seasons. Would also recommend taking the short segment down AT to the Cumberland Valley Overlook.

Super solid hike, even in the chilly autumnal air. Enjoy some snacks overlooking Cumberland County at the top.

Majestic Man!

As of 11/2019, many trees and brush are still down on parts of this trail, especially halfway through the first bridle path loop. It’s not even passable.

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rocky
27 days ago

A tough hike with a rocky trail. Well worth the view at the end.

Great trail, be careful as coming back down is little rough due to all the leafs. Dogs loved it !

We didn't complete the full loop as we took a wrong turn at the start and missed the start.

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private property
rocky
snow
27 days ago

Hiked from 309 to Bake Oven Shelter, and back. Overnighted at New Tripoli. Loved it all! Technical hiking in the rocks (app. 1 mile of very rocky trail, with .25 scramble section). It's a satisfying challenge, but with some genuine safety risk (especially with a backpack). Nice to have gloves. Decent bird-watching throughout. Grafitti on the knob is distressing, but is limited to just that area. Bear Rocks are beautiful with a dry camp right by the cliffs. Several other "dry" campsites in very picturesque spots all along the ridgeline. Tripoli campsite was nice, but a bit impacted. Plenty of firewood. Good water. Funny story: Was feeling accomplished (and a bit bushed) after having gone up and back through the rocks. When I got to the end, I met a party of "plainfolk" backpacking the other way--including three ladies in long skirts and Lancaster kapps. They were on their third day, and looked as fresh as flowers! I'm impressed.

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