Bear Hole Trail

Pennsylvania


Rapids in the Swatara Creek, seen near the southern terminus of the trail.
Uploaded: 6/30/2017
Lat: 40.48213 Long: -76.53287
Approaching the bridge across the Swatara Creek that links to the Swatara Rail-Trail.
Uploaded: 6/30/2017
Lat: 40.50249 Long: -76.51552
View of the Swatara Creek from the bridge that links the Bear Hole and Swatara Rail trails.
Uploaded: 6/30/2017
Lat: 40.50403 Long: -76.51493
Sign pointing to the trail on the connector path that links to the Swatara Rail-Trail.
Uploaded: 6/30/2017
Lat: 40.50407 Long: -76.51491
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Uploaded: 5/28/2017
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Deciduous Cathedral (Appalachian Forest)
Uploaded: 5/28/2017
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View from Bordner Cabin.
Uploaded: 5/27/2016
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Uploaded: 5/8/2016
Lat: 40.50161 Long: -76.50981
Photo of the Waterville Bridge surrounded by lush, late summer forests. Taken Aug. 2015.
Uploaded: 12/3/2015
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The Bear Hole and Appalachian trails cross the Swatara Creek on the restored Waterville Bridge. This is not to be confused with a nearly identical iron truss bridge about a mile downstream that remains closed to all traffic.
Uploaded: 12/3/2015
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Another view of the trailhead east of the Swatara Creek. The Bear Hole and Appalachian trails veer right, heading toward the Waterville Bridge.
Uploaded: 12/3/2015
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Trail passing through the woods in Swatara State Park. Taken Aug. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/3/2015
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Access path connecting the trail to a campsite on the east bank of the Swatara Creek. Taken Aug. 2015.
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Sign directs cyclists on the trail to slow down as they approach the trailhead east of the Waterville Bridge.
Uploaded: 12/3/2015
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Trailhead east of the Waterville Bridge, at the junction between the Bear Hole and Appalachian trails. The two trails share a route to the right that leads to the Waterville Bridge and, thence, to the Swatara Rail Trail and Route 72.
Uploaded: 12/3/2015
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Kiosk at the trailhead east of the Waterville Bridge.
Uploaded: 12/3/2015
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Sign at the trailhead east of the Waterville Bridge; the Bear Hole Trail turns northwest here, while the Appalachian Trail turns southeast.
Uploaded: 12/3/2015
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Looking northwest along the trail at the trailhead immediately east of the Waterville Bridge. Taken Aug. 2015.
Uploaded: 12/3/2015
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Taken immediately east of the Waterville Bridge, this blaze indicates that the trail shares a route with the much longer Appalachian Trail.
Uploaded: 12/2/2015
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Lush forests surround the trail for most of its length in Swatara State Park. Taken Aug. 2015.
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Looking south down the Swatara Creek from the restored Waterville Creek. Taken Aug. 2015.
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Waterville Bridge, restored for trail use, seen from the north side. Taken Aug. 2015.
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View of the crossroads; the Bear Hole and Appalachian trails cross the Waterville Bridge, a restored steel truss bridge seen on right.
Uploaded: 12/2/2015
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Looking west along the Appalachian Trail from the crossroads in Swatara State Park. Route 72 can be seen in the background.
Uploaded: 12/2/2015
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Photo of the trail crossroads next to Watervile Bridge in Swatara State Park. This is the true southern terminus of the Bear Hole Trail, which shares a brief concurrency with the Appalachian Trail.
Uploaded: 12/2/2015
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This sign is posted at the 'crossroads' between the Bear Hole, Swatara Rail and Appalachian trails off Route 72 near the southern end of Swatara State Park. It indicates that the creek itself constitutes a fourth 'trail.'
Uploaded: 12/2/2015
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Appalachian Trail, descending from Route 72 to the junction with the Bear Hole and Swatara Rail trails. Taken Aug. 2015.
Uploaded: 12/2/2015
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Sign reminding users that the Appalachian Trail, which connects Route 72 to the Bear Hole and Swatara Rail trails, seen below, is a much longer path.
Uploaded: 12/2/2015
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Section of the Appalachian Trail that descends to the junction of the Bear Hole and Swatara Rail trails, as seen from the shoulder of Route 72. Taken Aug. 2015 near the southern end of Swatara State Park.
Uploaded: 12/2/2015
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Though technically not part of either the Bear Hole or Swatara Rail Trail, this small portion of the Appalachian Trail provides easy access to both trails from Route 72 near the southern end of Swatara State Park.
Uploaded: 12/2/2015
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Uploaded: 7/15/2015
Lat: 40.48043 Long: -76.53176
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Lat: 40.52253 Long: -76.46968
Uploaded: 7/2/2015
Lat: 40.48037 Long: -76.53182
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Lat: 40.50499 Long: -76.50210
Uploaded: 7/2/2015
Lat: 40.50274 Long: -76.50616
bridge at the end of Bear Hole Trail
Uploaded: 7/2/2015
Lat: 40.48067 Long: -76.53153
Uploaded: 7/2/2015
Lat: 40.49910 Long: -76.51620
Uploaded: 6/18/2015
Lat: 40.50468 Long: -76.50202
Uploaded: 6/17/2015
Lat: 40.50495 Long: -76.50198
Uploaded: 6/16/2015
Lat: 40.50510 Long: -76.50211
Uploaded: 6/16/2015
Lat: 40.50241 Long: -76.51543
The falls flow aside the Bordner cabin
Uploaded: 4/29/2015
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Ammar Bordner cabin along bear hole rd.
Uploaded: 4/29/2015
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Uploaded: 9/1/2014
Lat: 40.50484 Long: -76.50211
Uploaded: 9/1/2014
Lat: 40.50484 Long: -76.50211

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