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Angelica Creek Trail

1.9 miles
The Angelica Creek Trail, in Reading's suburbs, begins at a scenic stretch of the Schuylkill River Trail, then goes south along the river a short distance before heading northwest toward Angelica Creek Park and Alvernia University. The park's ...
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BWI Trail

12.5 miles
The 11-mile BWI Trail was primarily designed for area commuters; however, the trail also makes for a great recreation venue. Despite being close to BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport, much of the trail is mercifully peaceful, especially the segment ...
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Baltimore and Annapolis Trail

13 miles
If you are looking to augment your physical workout with some intellectual exercise, look no further than the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail. The scenic, paved, 13-mile community trail is brimming with history lessons and boasts a solar system ...
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Bear Hole Trail

5.3 miles
Swatara Creek runs through the vast woodlands of Swatara State Park in eastern Pennsylvania. Bear Hole Trail traces the eastern side of the waterway, while the Swatara Rail-Trail runs along the other bank. Together, they form a 20-mile loop, ...
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Big Woods Trail-formerly Yelenoc Trail

0 miles
In Berks County, feasibility work has been started to design a trail section that will connect French Creek State Park to the Schuylkill River Trail. This is part of a Concept Plan for a trail called The Big Woods Trail that will connect the ...

Blue Marsh Lake Multi-Use Trail

29.7 miles
The Blue Marsh Lake Multi-Use Trail loops around a manmade reservoir just outside of Reading in southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail has a mixture of surfaces (hard-packed dirt, grass, gravel and abandoned roads) with some single-tracking and ...
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Capital Area Greenbelt

20.9 miles
Originally conceived by landscape architect Warren Manning (a disciple of Frederick Law Olmsted), the Capital Area Greenbelt is a 20-mile ring of parks and trails circling the Pennsylvania capital city of Harrisburg. In the early 1900s the greenbelt ...
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Catonsville Short Line Trail

1 miles
When complete the Catonsville Short Line Trail will follow a 2.5-mile segment of the former Catonsville Short Line Railroad, which ran from Charlestown to Catonsville. As of 2013, the trail runs between Shady Nook Avenue and Charlestown Retirement ...
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Chickies Rock Overlook Trail

0.5 miles
As its name implies, hikers on the Chickies Rock Overlook Trail will be rewarded with a beautiful vista at the end of their excursion. The trail follows an old trolley line route that once took tourists up to Chickies Rock in the early 1900s. Start ...
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Conestoga Greenway Trail

1 miles
This trail is not offically part of the Lancaster County Park system. It runs next to the Conestoga River at Sunnyside. The one end of the trail is at Lancaster County Central Park. Although there is vehicular traffic in the Park it is great ...
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Conewago Recreation Trail

5.1 miles
The Conewago Recreation Trail in northwestern Lancaster County parallels Conewago Creek over most of its length, as it passes through farmland and forests. A unit of the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation, the 5.1-mile trail ...
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Cumberland County Biker/Hiker Trail

2.2 miles
This gently winding trail in Pine Grove Furnace State Park passes along the shores of two lakes and through the woodlands of Michaux State Forest. Pine Grove Furnace began operating in 1764 to take advantage of the small but rich South Mountain ...
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Cumberland Valley Rail Trail

10.9 miles
The Cumberland Valley Rail Trail runs down the middle of its namesake: the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania, between the South Mountain and Blue Mountain ridges on the eastern flank of the Appalachians. Stretching from New York State to Alabama, ...
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Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Extension

11 miles
An 11 extension of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail is planned that will connect Carlisle, PA and the Dickinson College Campus to Shippensburg, PA and Shippensburg State University. The existing trail currently ends at Newville, PA. The purchase ...

Enola Low Grade Trail

28.9 miles
The Enola Low-Grade Trail (formerly the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail) is open for nearly 29 miles in disconnected segments between the Susquehanna River and Atglen in southeastern Pennsylvania. It follows an abandoned right-of-way of the old Atglen ...
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Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park

2.5 miles
The Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park course for 2.5 miles through the heavily wooded park between Ilchester Road and Lost Lake. The trail is gentle and wheelchair accessible. It passes by the Swinging Bridge and Bloede's Dam. The ...
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Gwynns Falls Trail

15 miles
The Gwynns Falls Trail is a 15-mile continuous corridor connecting dozens of west and southwest Baltimore neighborhoods with parks, historical and cultural landmarks and the urban business district. The trail leads a circuitous route through ...
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Hanover Trolley Trail

3.5 miles
The Hanover Trolley Trail is being built along the 16-mile corridor of the York-Hanover Trolley Line that ran between the two cities in the early 1900s. Currently, about a quarter of that distance is open in two disconnected trail segments. The ...
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Heritage Rail Trail County Park

22.8 miles
The Heritage Rail Trail County Park winds for more than 22 miles through urban and rural landscapes between the city of York and the Maryland state line. It connects Maryland's Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail with the historic district of York, PA. ...
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Herring Run Trail

2.5 miles
Baltimore’s Herring Run Trail runs through scenic Herring Run Park, centered on a tributary of the Back River. The winding trail follows Herring Run through a woodlands environment so peaceful you're likely to forget you are in a major city ...
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Hollow Creek Greenway

1.7 miles
The Hollow Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway through scenic woodlands and valleys, offering a quiet oasis in the suburbs. The trail provides an important link between neighborhoods, schools and community parks from Springfield Township ...
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Iron Horse Trail (PA)

10 miles
The Iron Horse Trail follows two abandoned rail beds: the Path Valley Railroad and the Perry Lumber Company Railroad. Originally, the Path Valley Railroad was going to be an extension for the Newport and Shermans Valley Railroad and would end ...
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John Overstreet Connector

1.5 miles
The John Overstreet Connector is a 1.5-mile trail segment that links the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail and BWI Trail. The short—but vital—trail is named after Overstreet, a retiree from Glen Burnie, Maryland, and a great advocate for bicycle safety ...
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Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail

13 miles
The Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail, named for a local resident who died in a bicycling accident, offers a safe paved route through Derry and nearby communities. It begins in a rural area just south of Hummelstown, near the Indian Echo Caverns, ...
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Jones Falls Trail

9.1 miles
When complete, the Jones Falls Trail will extend 10 miles between Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the Mount Washington Light Rail Station. Currently, a paved, off-road section runs from Cylburn Arboretum south to Penn Station. A highlight of ...
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Lancaster Junction Trail

2.3 miles
Originally the Reading & Columbia Railroad, this branch of the Reading Railroad was built to haul anthracite coal to Columbia where it was loaded into barges on the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal for shipment to the port of Baltimore. The Reading ...
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LeTort Spring Run Nature Trail

2 miles
The short, tranquil LeTort Spring Run Nature Trail follows its namesake creek closely, LeTort Spring Run, through a mix of deciduous trees and lowland marshes bristling with tall grasses and cattails. Bring your fishing gear; the LeTort is one ...
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Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail

14.5 miles
The Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail takes you on a journey into Pennsylvania Dutch country. Running along the corridor of the old Cornwall-Lebanon Railroad, the 14.5-mile trail lets you experience the beauty of farmland and forest, visit landmarks ...
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Lititz-Warwick Trailway

2.9 miles
Built on an abandoned corridor of the Reading Railroad, the Lititz/Warwick Trailway traverses developed and agricultural land in the township and the borough of Lititz. The trail is a walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing destination ...
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Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail

2.5 miles
Maryland's Susquehanna State Park is recognized for challenging hiking and biking trails, camping facilities, rock outcroppings, boating, a museum and restored historical sites. But none of these outshines the Susquehanna River, which sweeps ...
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Lykens Valley Rail Trail

9.2 miles
Lykens Valley Rail Trail is nearly half-way complete with 9 miles of trail open out of 20 miles planned. Those 9 miles are available in three disconnected segments. In Millersburg, a 0.4-mile segment of trail runs north-south between the Susquehanna ...
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MA & PA Heritage Trail

5 miles
The MA & PA Heritage Trail is found in two segments (about 2 miles apart) through the wooded parks of Maryland's Bel Air and Forest Hill communities. The folksy sounding name actually stands for the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, which ...
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Major Richard D. Winters Memorial Trail

1.1 miles
In 2013, the Ephrata Linear Park Trail was renamed the Major Richard D. Winters Memorial Trail in honor of a decorated World War II veteran and hometown hero. Dick Winters was featured in the book, Band of Brothers, by historian Stephen Ambrose, ...
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Middle Creek Trail

1.3 miles
Forming the eastern side of a triangle with Elders Run Trail and the 130-mile Horseshoe Trail, the short, charming Middle Creek Trail is contained within wooded Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster County. Local citizens must ...
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Newport and Shermans Valley Railroad Trace (formerely Little Buffalo)

1.16 miles
Included in the seven-mile network of trails in Little Buffalo State Park are two small sections of rail-trail. Together they are called the Newport and Sherman's Valley Railroad Trace. The rail-trail sections are signed with directional arrows ...
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Northwest Corridor Linear Park

0.7 miles
Northwest Corridor Linear Park is a short paved pathway that winds its way among the city streets just northeast of the city square. The pathway functions as community park for residents of downtown Lancaster and enjoys support from the local ...
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Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

11.7 miles
Northwest Lancaster County River Trail will one day stretch 14 miles, connecting three townships along the east bank of the Susquehanna River: Conoy, East Donegal, and West Hempfield, as well as several other riverfront communities. Currently, ...
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Number Eight Streetcar Path

0.33 miles
The #8 Streetcar Path runs just a short distance (0.33 mile) along part of the route of the former streetcar system that once ran between Catonsville and Ellicott City. The streetcar operated from 1896 to 1963. Also part of the same line is ...
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Patuxent Branch Trail

4.6 miles
The Patuxent Branch Trail is part of a 20-mile trail system over and around the rolling hills of Howard County that follows a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line along the Patuxent River. The trail begins in Savage Park. Follow signs ...
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Red Lion Mile

1 miles
This is a pleasant one mile community trail which begins right at the center of Red Lion, PA. The main trailhead is on Main St. at the restored MA&PA train station, which now is home to the Red Lion Historical Society. As of December 2010: approximately ...
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Seneca Creek Greenway Trail

22.1 miles
Seneca Creek Greenway Trail was built by a coalition of organizations and follows the meandering Seneca Creek near Germantown, MD, from the Potomac River to State Route 355 (Frederick Road). NOTE: Only parts of the trail are multi-use; horses ...
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Springlawn Trail

2.1 miles
The Springlawn Trail travels on what was once Springlawn Road, connecting Chesterville Road (Rt. 841) and Strickersville Road. The 2-mile trail is comprised of dirt and gravel and makes for a good walk or hike. Cycling and equestrian use is ...
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Stony Run Trail

2.9 miles
Baltimore’s Stony Run Trail follows an old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad line through nearly 3 miles of wooded stream valleys and small parks, providing a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The unique urban trail sits ...
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Stony Valley Railroad Grade

21.5 miles
Originally named St. Anthony's Wilderness by Moravian missionaries who arrived in the colony in 1742 to convert Native tribes, the Stony Creek Valley became the site of five bustling towns after discovery of coal in 1824. The Schuylkill & Susquehanna ...
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Swatara Rail-Trail

10 miles
The discovery of anthracite coal in the Tremont area of Pennsylvania shaped commerce and development well into the 1800s. The Union Canal was constructed in the 1820s to connect the Schuylkill and Susquehanna rivers and improve transport of ...
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Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

21 miles
The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail, completed in 1984, is one of the best hiking and biking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region. It allows for more than 20 miles of flat travel on the crushed-stone surface, punctuated by a number of access points ...
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Trolly Line #9 Trail

1.5 miles
The first thing you may notice about the Trolly Line #9 Trail is the boardwalk that curves between the bluffs of massive rock. The granite was hand cut in the 1890s when the electric streetcar rails were built from Ellicott City to Catonsville. ...
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Union Canal Trail

6.3 miles
The Union Canal Trail parallels Tulpehocken Creek between Stonecliffe Action Park northwest of downtown Reading and Blue Marsh Lake. The original Union Canal ran 79.5 miles from the Schuylkill River at Reading to the Susquehanna River at Middletown ...
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Valley Forge to Heinz Refuge (aka Forge to Refuge)

0 miles
a proposed 18 mile shared use pathway is envisioned by area residents in Delaware and Chester counties of Pennsylvania. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is leading the preliminary work of envisioning a trail that could connect Valley ...

Walnut Street Bridge

1 miles
Ever since the 1993 flood waters of the Suquehanna River destroyed the western half of this bridge the Harrisburg communnity has been trying to rebuild it. The eastern half of the bridge has been opened and maintained as a part of the Capitol ...

Wyomissing Creek Trail

2.6 miles
The Wyomissing Creek Trail offers a pleasant tree-lined route along its namesake waterway in West Reading. At its eastern end, you can connect to an 18-mile segment of the Schuylkill River Trail that travels from Reading to Pottstown. A highlight ...
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