Looking for a great trail near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, running trails, forest 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. You'll also find some great local park options, like Wildwood Park or Reservoir Park. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Harrisburg ranging from 2.6 to 18.4 miles and from 370 to 1,332 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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27 days ago

Do the trail clockwise. Power line is very steep. Great views from the top as well as other interesting things.

Nice little hike with a good view of the river to the southwest. Hiked this in December and and the trail was in good shape. Half of the hike is on a power line.

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rocky
scramble
washed out
2 months ago

challenging hike but great view at the top of the power lines.

Sweet find for a trail so close to downtown Harrisburg. I can see why it would be much less enjoyable in the summer when it’s more buggy and overgrown but it was perfect this time of year!

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over grown
4 months ago

Heavy rains this morning, so the trail was wet and obviously had a lot of water runoff. Chose to go straight for the top - ran into more cobwebs and overgrown path than we were anticipating. Beautiful nature and a very quiet day (not many hikers) but decided to head back down before the top. Overgrown and wet doesn’t make a fun hike (and dummy me wore shorts, not expecting overgrown trails).

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bugs
5 months ago

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5 months ago

nice hike but crazy buggy when I went on a humid day in July. would be much better in fall or winter.

Enjoyed the walk. trail has beautiful views of the wetlands and animal life was abundant.

Gorgeous! Especially just after dawn. Asphalt and gravel trails are the only downside.

Cool trail, lots of side trails to choose from. A few bugs out during sundown but nothing out of the ordinary for wetlands. We saw a weasel, lots of birds, and turtles.

Really enjoyed this trail of the wetlands, around the lake. Some shade, partial sun. Bugs were not a problem. Neat structures and friendly, safe environment.

Our family loves this walk....tons of beautiful scenery, animals, and friendly people.

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6 months ago

Gnats are horrendous. I sprayed down pretty good with bug spray but even 25% deet was no match

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6 months ago

Great trail, peaceful, beautiful, but the gnats were INSANE and relentless. Cut a small branch off a tree with leaves on it to wave around your head, otherwise the gnats will get the better of you.

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bugs
over grown
6 months ago

this was a nice hike. it was fairly humid when we went so the bugs were out in force. some sections of the trail were also fairly overgrown. otherwise, great views and very peaceful.

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6 months ago

Some parts were a little overgrown but not bad. There are definitely some steep portions with views, along the power lines like some else reviewed. I think it parts for everyone. Closer more graveled paths lead to more overgrown narrow ones.

Not my favorite trail but it was still fun. Very over grown. There are a few trail markers which helped but this app was a huge help! The trail is only 1.5 if you don’t do that trail up the mountain.

I'd call this a casual walk more than a hike. It does have a nice climb up the power line but it's wide open if you like that sort of thing.

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rocky
7 months ago

Wildwood Lake loop trail (Towpath Trail) is a Great 3.2 mile loop, where I ran my first 5K. Always a good time, most recently completed on a warm March day. Love the scenery. rating: EASY

This is more of a walk than a hike. It is set around idyllic Italian Lake in Uptown Harrisburg. Partially shaded, partial full sun, some areas under trees (esp NE side) get wet/swamppy, but easily walked on a lunch break. There's a nice bridge in the middle of the lake that makes it a 'figure 8' type walk. There's always street parking nearby. With a stop if you are in the area, rated: EASY.

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muddy
over grown
8 months ago

The trail wasn’t terrible, but I couldn’t complete the whole thing because it was too overgrown. At one point I wasn’t able to stay on the trail because of the tall grass. Would be really nice if it weren’t for that.

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bugs
over grown
private property
8 months ago

I had a great time on this trail. The views were beautiful, weather was gorgeous, and the hike was challenging, but I couldn't fully enjoy it because of all the ticks, overgrown grass, and lack of trail markings. At one point I lost the trail and ended up in someone's backyard, then had to pick up PA-443 to get back to my car. I knew ticks were going to be really bad this year, but I wasn't expecting to fight them the whole hike. I pulled 6 off of my dog and found 3 under my shirt when I returned home. I fought off 10 on the trail even after I sprayed my bug repellent on myself and the dog to keep em away. Like others, if they maintained the trail and had it marked better, I would give this trail a higher rating. Right now, however, I don't recommend using the trail. either EARLY April or LATE October for this trail.

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