The Best Hiking in Harrisburg

Looking for the best hiking in Harrisburg? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Harrisburg. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Harrisburg

  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Italian Lake Park Loop

    0.71 mi / 7 ft gain
    Italian Lake Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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  • Shippenville, Pennsylvania

    Wildwood Lake via Canal Towpath and Capital Area Greenbelt Trails

    2.81 mi / 164 ft gain
    Wildwood Lake via Canal Towpath and Capital Area Greenbelt Trails is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Big Boyd Preserve Loop

    5.28 mi / 787 ft gain
    Big Boyd Preserve Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area Creek Trail

    1.96 mi / 354 ft gain
    Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area Creek Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Dauphin, Pennsylvania.
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  • Marysville, Pennsylvania

    Hike Trout Run

    1.0
    1 mi
    Hike along the creek for about a half mile, we stop where the trail meets the stream and let the kids play in the water for a bit and then head back. There are 2 large pull-off parking areas alongside of the road. The spot is exactly 3.7 miles from Adventure Park in Mechanicsburg. If you are unfa...
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  • Dauphin, Pennsylvania

    Meade's Mountain Loop

    2.74 mi / 331 ft gain
    Meade's Mountain Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Dauphin, Pennsylvania.
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  • Dauphin, Pennsylvania

    David's Field Loop and Frankie Dogleg Loop

    2.78 mi / 269 ft gain
    David's Field Loop and Frankie Dogleg Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Dauphin, Pennsylvania.
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  • Dauphin, Pennsylvania

    Detweiler Park Trails Loop

    4.83 mi / 673 ft gain
    Detweiler Park Trails Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Dauphin, Pennsylvania.
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  • Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

    Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail

    4.16 mi / 433 ft gain
    Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.
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  • Marysville, Pennsylvania

    Hike to the Susquehanna Overlook

    3.5
    7 mi
    Once you reach the power lines, about a mile after cresting the top of the mountain you can look one way and you’ll see the Susquehanna River. Look the other way, and you’ll see beautiful woods and farm fields in Perry County. Return by the same route for a total of about 7 miles.Parking is at th...
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  • Duncannon, Pennsylvania

    Hike Hawk Rock, PA

    4.0
    2 mi / 750 ft gain
    This is a steep and rocky hike, but is well worth the absolutely stunning view of Perry County - including Shermans Creek and the Susquehanna River.This particular trail is also part of the Appalachian Trail and the AT can be accessed part way up the trail if you wish to head north on the AT, oth...
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  • Carlisle, Pennsylvania

    Cumberland Valley Overlook Via Appalachian Trail

    4.67 mi / 702 ft gain
    Cumberland Valley Overlook Via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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  • Carlisle, Pennsylvania

    Appalachian Trail to Cumberland Valley Overlook

    4.65 mi / 692 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail to Cumberland Valley Overlook is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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  • Carlisle, Pennsylvania

    Hike to the Cumberland Valley Overlook

    4.0
    6 mi
    This hike is steep at points but the climb up the mountain has lots of switchbacks so it isn't just straight up. The hike is beautiful and during the summer there are lots of blackberry and raspberry bushes along the trail that we stopped to snack on. The Overlook is just before you crest the top...
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  • Halifax, Pennsylvania

    Appalachian Trail: Clark Creek to Swatara Gap

    16.78 mi / 1962 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Clark Creek to Swatara Gap is a point-to-point trail that is moderately difficult located near Dauphin, Pennsylvania.
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  • Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

    Hike Quaker Race's Lakeside Trail

    4.0
    3 mi
    This trail is best accessed from the Quaker Race Day Use Area or from the Cabin Colony for cabin occupants. This trail has a dirt or rocky surface, uneven terrain and one steep but short hill. This trail connects to Lakeside Trail at its end to form a 3-mile loop that passes through diverse habit...
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