Explore the most popular trails near Harrisburg 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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This is my practice trail.
Good hills for conditioning.

We have completed about 4 of the trails and find them to be both relaxing and a challenge. loved the Wetlands festival too. great for kids as well.

hiking
21 days ago

Great hike! At one point a black bear crossed the path in front of us. That is the second time in a row we saw a bear at Boyd Big Tree.. not sure if that’s the norm, or if we’re just lucky :)

Loads of wildlife and flowers, smell of honeysuckle strong now. I’ve been main trail plenty of times but took the east shore trail today , well worth it. Much fewer people, tons of wildlife; trail was easy albeit a tad mushy in places

Loved it!!! Birds, turtles and frogs!

A good nature walk. The terrain is fairly flat with abundant wildlife and vegetation. The main trail is asphalt covered. The trail would be perfect for someone with mobility issues

hiking
1 month ago

Not entirely sure why this is named "Darlington Trail" since the actually Darlington is on the west shore. Anyway, we do a similar route to this once a month, to monitor changes in vegetation, water, etc. Great trail and I love the overlook it provides. I will probably be uploading my route next time.

Really nice trail, easy to walk on, not too crowded!

Surprisingly a great place to go to see tons of wildlife. Well maintained trails, easy walk.

Just a great trail for all seasons. On a cold day (38 degrees) we saw deer, a woodpecker, a titmouse, several redwing blackbirds, Carolina wrens, cardinals; truly an amazing display of wildlife. Do yourself a favor and break from the paved trails. Take the rough route. It’s worth it!

hiking
3 months ago

I loved the manicured wide trails and the peace and quiet of this place. It is quiet and there were only sounds from neighboring properties where people were shooting around. Strange. The park is beautiful and the trails are partly very challenging. It was a cold grey day when I was there and worked up a good sweat. The inclines are very good! It also has a lot of connections from one trail to another if you want to lengthen or shorten your hike. I saw ONE other person while there and that made my day!! The only not nice part is the high tension wires along a part of the trails. They detract a lot from the natural beauty of the place. Otherwise very worthwhile!!

cool place to see some birds and a little wild life right in the city not to bad

Beautiful scenery and great paths to run on. Can’t wait to see it in the spring/summer.

Absolutely beautiful and amazing. Walking the trails, bird watching or fishing.

Been here multiple times and it never disappoints. A 3 mile loop and the scenery is different the whole way around. Beautiful park and friendly people. Wildlife is small and easy to spot. Took my pup here a few times, she loved it, access to trash cans and poop stations. There could be more poop stations, but it’s still nice. They even have dog water bowls attached to the water fountains.

Nice easy loop, lots of nice people and dogs!

could not find safe parking.

hiking
9 months ago

"Easy" probably a better description. No steep climbs, no bouldering. Most trails are wide, soft, well-maintained, and well-shaded.

Highly recommend picking up a printed map at the trailhead, and noting which blazes to follow on which sections of the hike, the trail network is complex.

The section beyond Blue Mt. Parkway is unmarked, overgrown, and skirts private property. Highly recommend long pants for this area, as it is highly overgrown.

Simple, easy trail for walking, hiking, or biking. Pretty but the proximity to I81 takes away from the natural environment.

Appreciative of this park. Very good for kids & pets. Fun and the boardwalk is really neat. Not very challenging, I do like that it's a nice option close to the city. Road noise is very evident.

Nice lesurely hike for kids

Easy relaxing walk right in Harrisburg

Pleasant park close to the city - nice 3 mile loop trail for a quick after work exercise

hiking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

First time here- great hike. Multiple "named" trails- very well marked- paths well maintained and clear. Lots of trail options depending on the distance and difficulty you're looking for. Main parking lot had restrooms and water fountains. Will definitely return.

A very easy well maintained trail system, doggable, strollerable

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Nice hike. I have been on every trail at Boyd and this one is as good as most of them. I prefer going off trail but this trail is a good one.

road biking
Thursday, December 01, 2016

Nice mix of on-road/off-road sections. In the summer, be sure to watch out for geese as you're traveling along Front Street. The part that winds around Wildwood is pretty challenging at times (biking).

The currently drawn map on AllTrails is misleading; the Green Belt is actually a 20 mile trek through Harrisburg, the local community college's wildlife preserve (Wildwood), Reservoir Park, among other areas. To see the full trail, go to the Harrisburg Capital Area Greenbelt web page (http://www.caga.org/the-trail/). Here's where to find the GPS coordinates: http://www.caga.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/GreenbeltCoordinates2015.pdf

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