Pennsylvania - Outdoor Activities

Pennsylvania has approximately 2,578 trails, including 1,869 hiking trails and 1,488 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 164 miles in length. The most popular trails are Karamac–Dunnfield Creek Loop Trail, Wicked Wissahickon Valley and Ghost Town Trail. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Pennsylvania was Mike And Dee S. who completed Little Toby Rail -Trail.

  • Lehigh GorgeView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    White Haven, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 - 5 hours
    •  21.5 miles
    •  Guide

    There aren’t many finer things in life than a picnic lunch ride down the Lehigh Gorge on a sunny day in the middle of the fall. The sky is clear, ...

  • Ironton RailroadView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Coplay, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 - 3 hours
    •  7.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The Ironton Railroad is heavily endowed with remains of historical structures. Iron caused the initial heavy industrial development of this region. ...

  • GettysburgView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Gettysburg, PA

    • Road Biking  
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is a very pretty one. The fields are green and surrounded by woodland. In the spring, the pink blossoms of the dogwood trees, the yellow ...

  • Delaware Canal PathView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Easton, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3 - 7 hours
    •  45.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Dedicated as a National Heritage Trail, the Delaware Canal Path is an outstanding reminder of our American history and heritage. The canal path ...

  • South MountainView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Emmaus, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 - 2.5 hours
    •  8.7 miles
    •  Guide

    If you get the hankerin’ for some wicked terrain, South Mountain is a technical rider’s dream. The network of trails resembles the web of a drunken ...

  • Wicked Wissahickon ValleyView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Conshohocken, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 - 3 hours
    •  13.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a stellar ride that offers some nice singletrack in the heart of the city. Proximity to the city has both advantages and disadvantages. ...

  • Broad Mountain LoopView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Jim Thorpe, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 hours
    •  10.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Broad Mountain is quite popular with hunters. The principal game species you'll find are whitetail deer, black bear, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, ...

  • Lehigh Gorge State ParkView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Jim Thorpe, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  21.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Lehigh Valley railroad parallels the Lehigh River through the stunning and scenic Lehigh River Gorge. The Lehigh Gorge State Park is a narrow ...

  • Laurel Summit LoopView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Ligonier, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 - 2 hours
    •  11.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop is a sweet ride in that it offers a great woodland riding experience tucked back in the historical hills of the Laurel Highlands. The ...

  • Promised LandView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Greentown, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 - 4 hours
    •  18.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Local legend has it that Shakers migrated to this area in hopes of finding good farmland. When they cleared the trees, however, they found the ...

  • Ghost Town TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Dilltown, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  30 minutes - 2 hours
    •  23.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A truly historic and casual ride along the beautiful Black Lick Creek, this trail has the remains of five ghost towns along its course as well ...

  • Ricketts Glen State Park CampgroundView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Red Rock, PA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Ricketts Glen is one of the most heavily visited parks in the northern tier of Pennsylvania—and for a number of good reasons. Located on ...

  • Wellsboro - Pine Creek TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Ansonia, PA

    • Road Biking  
    •  38 miles
    •  Guide

    Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon is less famous and more beautiful than some big hole in the ground out west. Fifty miles long and, in places, 1,000 ...

  • Pennypack ParkView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Philadelphia, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 hours
    •  11.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is another great outing within the city limits of Philadelphia. Popular with hikers, joggers, fisherman, equestrians, and cyclists, ...

  • Little Toby Rail -TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Ridgeway, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 - 5 hours
    •  21.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is part of an ever-expanding network of rail-trail along this section of the old Pennsylvania Railroad. The ride begins at the old ...

  • Lake RedmanView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    York, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 - 3 hours
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    William Kain County Park’s 1,675 acres include two beautiful lakes, Lake William and Lake Redman. The lands surrounding these two reservoirs ...

  • Switchback Gravity RailroadView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Jim Thorpe, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 - 4 hours
    •  16.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This outstanding, classic ride covers a huge section of the historic Switchback Gravity Railroad. Built in the early 1800s, this monumental system ...

  • The American StandardView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Jim Thorpe, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3 - 6 hours
    •  25.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The ride, which derives its name from the porcelain urinal found at mile 7.9, is the finest ride on Broad Mountain. It covers some of the most ...

  • Wolf SwampView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Tannersville, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 - 3 hours
    •  11.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Wolf Swamp and the surrounding lakes are the result of the glacial ice sheets that came down into Pennsylvania. Receding ice, massive amounts ...

  • Jim Thorpe - Lehigh Gorge State Park TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Jim Thorpe, PA

    • Road Biking  
    •  44 miles
    •  Guide

    The Lehigh Gorge is steep and access is difficult. No roads cross the river for 19 miles. Building the railroad was a difficult engineering feat, ...

  • Pittsburgh Area GetawayView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Pittsburgh, PA

    •  One day to several days
    •  Guide

    Where was your town on the list when Pittsburgh was rated Number 1 as a place to live by Rand-McNally? In spite of the grousing by those of us ...

  • Stony Valley Rail -TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Dauphin, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 - 6 hours
    •  28.4 miles
    •  Guide

    In addition to the historic Stony Valley Railroad, this ride also passes by the ruins of the old ghost town of Rausch Gap. Between 1828 and 1910, ...

  • Governor Dick to Dinosaur RockView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Mount Gretna, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 - 3 hours
    •  10.7 miles
    •  Guide

    A definite must-do ride, not only for its variety of sweet trails but also for some of the coolest natural and man-made formations around. The ...

  • Wolf RocksView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Rector, PA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  30 minutes - 1 hour
    •  4.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a short but “suppa-sweet” technical ride through the rugged flat, atop Laurel Hill. The topography itself is generally flat, but it’s ...

  • Karamac–Dunnfield Creek Loop TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Portland, PA

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail has the best of both worlds for you and your dog—solitude in quiet, almost undisturbed nature on one side of the Kittatinny Ridge ...

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