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Explore the best rated trails in Sunbury, PA, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Susquehanna Bikeway and Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail . With more than 33 trails covering 379 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Schuylkill River Trail

It was fun. Was severely dehydrated and had to call an ambulance the end, but it was definitely worth it! Would do it again just not to Phoenixville lol

January, 2024 by aj8976037

It was fun. Was severely dehydrated and had to call an ambulance the end, but it was definitely worth it! Would do it again just not to Phoenixville lol

Bald Eagle Valley Trail

Can't wait until this connects to the Pine Creek Trail

December, 2023 by ericdurante

I'm rating this trail for its future potential more than its current condition.

The two segments that currently exist are nice enough, and the trailhead in Castanea is great. The existing trail segments are well-maintained with decent scenery as they follow close to Bald Eagle Creek and the West Branch of the Susquehanna. They can also easily be connected by traveling a couple of miles on quiet roads in between.

When complete, this trail will effectively become a roughly 10-mile extension of the spectacular Pine Creek Trail, creating a continuous path from Lock Haven nearly to Wellsboro.

I spent a few days bikepacking to, from, and on the Pine Creek Trail in early October 2023, and I attempted to use the existing parts of the Bald Eagle Valley Trail since they were more or less along my route. On my way to Pine Creek I took the existing trail segment east from Castanea and then took the roads to the beginning of the second trail segment. I then rode the second trail segment and crossed the (fantastic) bridge over the West Branch of the Susquehanna. After studying maps and satellite images, I thought that it might be possible to exit the trail from the eastern end and continue on a local road toward Jersey Shore. However, the improved trail ends abruptly after crossing the bridge over the West Branch, and I found that there was definitely no way to access any road from this point (especially with a loaded touring bike). The banks on either side of the trail fell away steeply and were thick with brush, and the adjacent land was posted private property. The old rail bed obviously continued east from this point, but it was too overgrown with weeds to ride. I had to backtrack the second trail segment to the bridge on McElhattan Drive in order to cross the West Branch and continue on my way.

I really look forward to the day when I can hop on this trail in Castanea or Lock Haven (or maybe someday even further south?) and travel all the way to the beginning of the Pine Creek Trail in Jersey Shore...

Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail

Ok for running or walking but surface too soft and rocky for riding. Rode half way and gave up and moved to road. Parallel tracks indicate it's used by 4 x 4s more than bikes. Also, there's not much to look at since it's right by the road.

November, 2023 by tmoy61

Ok for running or walking but surface too soft and rocky for riding. Rode half way and gave up and moved to road. Parallel tracks indicate it's used by 4 x 4s more than bikes. Also, there's not much to look at since it's right by the road.

Accordion

Lehigh and New England Trail

Trail surface was great for a gravel ride. Not overgrown at all. Scenic, and the fact that it's 20' above the adjacent highway keeps noise and vehicle intimidation to a minimum.

November, 2023 by tmoy61

Trail surface was great for a gravel ride. Not overgrown at all. Scenic, and the fact that it's 20' above the adjacent highway keeps noise and vehicle intimidation to a minimum.

Conewago Recreation Trail

Nice route and connects to the LVRT

October, 2023 by bestesbrau56_tl

I always park at the RT230 lot because it is only about 5 miles from my house. I have been on this trail more times than I can count over a lot of years and nothing has much changed. That is why I keep going back. Quiet, calm, peaceful are all proper descriptions of the ride in my book. And that it connects to the longer LVRT and also to Horseshoe trail and the MB trails at MT Gretna make it a truly unique ride for me. In fact one I will be doing that ride tomorrow. It's Sunday and you can ride through the Game Lands.

Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail

Suggestion

September, 2023 by jemsnyder66

Nice trail but definitely take the time to plan the off-shoot into Mt Gretna. Grab a bite at The Porch Pantry and also bike through the aection of gingerbread style homes located behind the Mt Gretna Playhouse. You'll have a nice view of the lake as well.

Pine Creek Rail Trail

Wonderful trail

September, 2023 by adouthett

I rode from Jersey Shore to outside of Wellsboro and back over two days. The trail is well maintained and number of spots you want to stop at and just watch world go by.

Some things to note:
Bring a physical map since cell phones don't work. The trail is well marked concerning the distance between location but without a map, you don't know where you are exactly. And there are no maps on the trail.

Wear sunscreen. If it's a sunny day, it can be brutal with the sun beating down on you.

Bring extra water. Aside from a few stores (Slate Run and Cedar Run) on the trail, there is no sources of drinkable water on the trail that I could find.

No shelters aside from comfort locations. If a storm rolls in, you’re out of luck.

Overall the trail is a wonderful and one I hope to visit again.

Pine Creek Rail Trail

This trail is well maintained! And it's beautiful ¿¿ one of my favorites!

September, 2023 by kklinger8

This trail is well maintained! And it's beautiful ¿¿ one of my favorites!

Susquehanna Warrior Trail

There were a few good spots.. but most of it is overgrown

September, 2023 by kklinger8

There were a few good spots.. but most of it is overgrown

Capital Area Greenbelt

Overall, the ride was frustrating because of poor signage.

September, 2023 by kokomo36

Overall, the ride was frustrating because of poor trail signs. I wouldn’t do this ride again. Although we passed through several parks where the path was pleasant and well shaded, we also rode city streets and sidewalks. There were steep hills (8.5%) that will make the ride challenging. Initially, trail signs were pretty good but farther along several important directional sighs were missing or hidden. In my experience, this isn’t unusual for an urban trail. Thankfully, there was a payoff of riding north along the Susquehanna River for several miles.

Pine Creek Rail Trail

One of our favorite rails trails in PA...or anywhere!

September, 2023 by joshua brock

This has it all...well maintained and signed trail, multiple rest rooms and camping options along the way, some great towns you'll bike through to grab a bite to eat...you could even combine it with a backpacking or canoe trip.

Stony Valley Railroad Grade

Never Again

September, 2023 by cd98pfshvj

Starting at the East/Lebanon end we walked to Rausch Creek and along the AT for a bit. Round trip was only about 8 miles and the only pleasant part was the AT. The trail is newly covered with large stones and the camber is extreme. The size of the rocks would make for an uncomfortable bike ride, too. We were both pretty miserable by the end. I gave it an extra star for the shade.

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