Newville, Pennsylvania

Top Spots in and near Newville

  • Newville, Pennsylvania

    Camp at Tom's Run Shelter

    3 mi / 85 ft gain
    Starting from the small parking area on Bunkerhill Rd, head north (turn right) onto Michaux Rd. After about 1/3 of a mile you will reach the Appalachian Trail where you will want to head west (turn left).This will lead you on a leisurely hike through the woods (follow the white blazes). It won't ...
    Read more
  • Gardners, Pennsylvania

    Hike to Sunset Rocks in Michaux State Forest

    4.0
    8.3 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Sunset Rocks is a scenic two-mile spur off the Appalachian Trail in southern Pennsylvania's Michaux State Forest. If you hike it as a loop--incorporating 6 miles of the AT into the circuit--you can visit some of the AT's most notable landmarks in this area, including the remains of Michaux Camp (...
    Read more
  • Newville, Pennsylvania

    Hike Pole Steeple, Pine Grove Furnace SP

    3.6
    1.5 mi / 1250 ft gain
    Pole Steeple begins in Pine Grove Furnace State Park and ends in Michaux State Forest. The hike is short, only a .75 mile climb up, and ends at the rock outcropping where you get a great view of the entire park. Pole Steeple is the main trail to the summit but there is also a longer, less steep o...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

    Rock Climb at White Rocks

    White Rocks, a segment of the slightly larger Pond Bank area, is a single pitch top rope or traditional climbing area. To get there, follow 30 until you are a few miles west of Caledonia State park and reach an intersection of 997. You can then head south on 997 until you reach White Rock Road.  ...
    Read more
  • New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Buffalo Ridge Trail

    2.5 mi
    This hike is marked as one of the most difficult at Little Buffalo, but we didn't find it to be overly exhausting. For someone that is used to hiking, this trail is a breeze. There are a few semi-steep inclines, but for the most part the trail is easy to navigate. There are picnic tables located ...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • Mill Creek, Pennsylvania

    Thousand Steps Trail to Dinky Shed

    1.56 mi / 942 ft gain
    The 1000 Steps Trail is part of the Standing Stone Trail as it travels up Jack's Mountain in State Game Lands Number 112.  There happens to be 1,037 steps but who's counting!  This is a great workout hike with many great views and an interesting piece of history if you hang a left at the top and ...
    Read more
  • Sabillasville, Maryland

    Hike to High Rock on the Appalachian Trail

    4.0
    6 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Start your hike where the AT crosses Raven Rock Road (Maryland Route 491). This crossing is well-marked from both sides by large, yellow signs and blazed stakes. You will need to park on the side of the road, but the shoulder is wide and can accommodate a crowd.  The first half mile or so of this...
    Read more
  • 7, Smithsburg, Maryland

    Hike to Devil's Racecourse on the Appalachian Trail

    4.5
    3 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Start your hike where the AT crosses Raven Rock Road (Maryland Route 491). This crossing is well-marked from both sides by large, yellow signs and blazed stakes. You will need to park on the side of the road, but the shoulder is wide and can accommodate a crowd.  The first half mile or so of this...
    Read more
  • Sabillasville, Maryland

    Camp at the Adirondack Shelters in Catoctin Mountain Park

    5.0
    4 mi / 1200 ft gain
    For outdoor enthusiasts, Maryland is an ideal place to live. Between the mountains and the Bay--and the rivers, bike paths, and trails along the way--we couldn't ask for much more. But if we were feeling greedy, we would probably ask for additional backpacking options, right? Of course, there are...
    Read more
  • Thurmont, Maryland

    Hike the Catoctin Mountain Extended Loop Trail

    4.5
    8.6 mi / 1696 ft gain
    This 8.6 mile loop trail in Catoctin Mountain Park is good for both hikers and trail runners. This loop is the larger loop in the park, comprised of Cunningham Falls, Hog Rock, Blue Ridge Summit, Thurmont Vista, Wolf Rock, and Chimney Rock. The trail gets a moderate rating because it's mostly roc...
    Read more
  • Thurmont, Maryland

    Hike Catoctin Mountain

    4.5
    8.4 mi / 1370 ft gain
    Park at Catoctin Mountain Visitor Center. The hike starts at the end of the gravel parking lot across from the visitor center. This is definitely a popular hiking location, so come early on the weekends to guarantee a parking spot and to avoid the crowds. To start, take the right trail towards th...
    Read more

Camping and Lodging in Newville

Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA Holiday
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA Holiday

Mcmillan Woods Scout And Youth Group Campground
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Mcmillan Woods Scout And Youth Group Campground

Historic Bushman House (Gettysburg)
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Historic Bushman House (Gettysburg)

Seven Points Picnic Shelters
Mapleton, Pennsylvania

Seven Points Picnic Shelters

Adirondack Shelters
Sabillasville, Maryland

Adirondack Shelters

Owens Creek Campground
Sabillasville, Maryland

Owens Creek Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Newville

10 Awesome Hikes in Pennsylvania

10 Awesome Hikes in Pennsylvania

The Outbound Collective

Keystone Dreamin': A Road Trip on Pennsylvania Route 6

Keystone Dreamin': A Road Trip on Pennsylvania Route 6

Jack Tumen