Looking for a great trail near Dauphin, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Colonel Denning State Park or Pine Grove Furnace State Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Dauphin ranging from 1.2 to 38.6 miles and from 423 to 1,663 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Definitely worth the view! Although the hike up isn’t the most interesting, the view and walk up the fire tower pays off. Plus, I saw my first bears in the wild! I wouldn’t recommend climbing up the tower on a windy day if you’re afraid of heights. It swayed enough on a calm day! I parked at the gate and got back to the car almost an hour after sunset, but I could see my way all the way back.

hiking
19 days ago

Nice trail. Moderate amount of people. The 1st part is pretty easy. As you walk up along the open field, you’ll go into the woods. That’s when it starts to become a moderate hike. There was one good size incline to climb. Chairs at the top if you need a rest after the climb. Lots of leaves on the trail. It was pretty.

ohv/off road driving
1 month ago

Was a decent ride, however lack of restrooms and ability to bail out along the side trails made for a long ride and the fact the vehicles were going too slowly made it boring.

awesome lots of loop trails, very peaceful chairs setup through out park to rest and observe nature.

hiking
1 month ago

Not overgrown,well maintained, well marked, Very Nice Hike.

mountain biking
1 month ago

AMAZING

mountain biking
2 months ago

nice peaceful relaxing ride from the SGL lot on Gold Mine Road to the gate at the Dauphin end. 34+ miles round trip. Decent road for biking on 700x30 tires. a little rough in spots.

Great walking loop with changes from woods to fields. Plenty of deer, Turkey vultures and other wildlife to see.

great little hike with my k family.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

This is a beautiful trail with stone pathways and nice options for ascending/descending. We did just the first loop and the total was 5.4 miles. Beautiful, quiet and a new favorite.

Great hike! Hardly any traffic ever. Especially if you take the red blazes up the mountain. Gorgeous views and great for dogs.

running
rocky
3 months ago

Nice, well-kept trail. Very quite too. Decent amount of rocks and just enough ups and downs to make it a challenge. A little bit buggy but that’s in August. Would recommend using the map for the upper loop; there are a dozen or so crossing trials for the middle 3 miles of the hike that are confusing to distinguish between. The upper loop meets up with the Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area, another parking lot with bathrooms.

Well maintained, nobody else was there when I went, and very peaceful walk.

We’ve hike this trail a handful of times. Today we saw a sign warning us of Bear sightings. We hike about 2.5 miles. Didn’t see anything except for bugs.

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bugs
3 months ago

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bugs
3 months ago

on Victoria Loop

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Some gradual climbing then down then up then down again so overall a very comfortable variety. This is not an overgrown trail and is well marked. It does cross over the AT a couple of times, we decided not to do the upper loop and just circled back down to the parking lot but with complete the entire 5 miles in the near future. I would rate it a 4.5 stars since it is so pretty but very rocky.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Easy parking. Well-blazed trails. There are a few crossing trails/options, will be back to explore more. Definitely buggy in spots, but it’s July so that’s to be expected. Fairly steep ascent/descent. Not technical, but not a walk in the park either. You could also start at Ibberson and do the same loops.

Took the East trail to the power lines and hiked to the top. That is a good workout. Then you have the option to go left or right at the top, I have done them both and each one is just as nice back down to the parking lot

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome hike! No lookouts but the hiking is solid and relatively easy. Not overgrown at all which was surprising for June. Will be back here!

on Victoria Loop

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

Beautiful views, a difficult ascent, some of the rock steps were a bit high for a petite hiker. Hiking poles are recommended. Converging trails with similar colors were a bit confusing, but we figured it out and emerged about 4 1/2 hours later.

hiking
5 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Didn't make it all the way but instead cut across the top half of the "8". There are a lot of intersecting trails that aren't on the this map, so that was confusing. But we winged it and it worked out. We ended up doing 5.5 miles and it took us 3 hours of pretty leisurely hiking. There are a lot of uphills but it's not difficult - mostly stone stairs.

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

Good workout hike.

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muddy
rocky
6 months ago

Was nice and flat but only did few miles into it until we turned around. Drove back to gate then walked. Peaceful and colorful trail. Will do this one again and hopefully walk more of a distance.

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