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The Best Running in Pennsylvania

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

Top running spots in and near Pennsylvania

  • Clinton, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Mineral Springs Loop

    1.2 mi
    Starting at the Frankfort Mineral Springs parking lot, this 1.2 mile loop winds along the creek and leads you up into the waterfall and old resort area.After you reach this picture perfect spot, you can continue on the rest of the loop. This will take you through a patch of pines and down a nice ...
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  • Lehighton, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Falls Trail at Beltzville State Park

    5.5 mi
    At the Christman Trailhead, hike a quick, flat 2.5 miles following the yellow trail markers through farm meadows and birch forests to the Falls Trail loop/intersection. Here hike the Falls trail which is a 0.5 mile loop that links back to the 2.5 mile section back to the parking area. Bridges and...
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  • Nazareth, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Henry's Woods Loop in Jacobsburg State Park

    1.9 mi / 200 ft gain
    Only a short drive from the major Pennsylvania cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton lies Jacobsburg State Park and environmental center. The main feature of the park is most certainly the Henry's Woods loop. Although just under two miles, this trail encompasses a variety of terrain and ol...
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  • Cammal, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Golden Eagle Trail

    9.2 mi / 4382 ft gain
    The Golden Eagle Trail, otherwise known as the GET, is a challenging day hike north of Cammal, Pennsylvania. Hikers have the option of taking the loop clockwise although most would say counter-clockwise is the best. The climb to the first summit, which is the most challenging, brings hikers throu...
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  • Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    Bike the Lehigh Gorge Trail: Lock #2

    4 mi
    It was a rainy day, which brings along mud (but I think mountain biking is better in the rain and mud anyways).Enter the trail by going through the county parking lot and to the left end under the bridge. The trail starts along the tracks and you can admire the restored old rail cars. Cross ove...
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  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Run the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

    1 mi
    The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is part of the Schuylkill River Trail. This well trafficked and spacious--15 ft wide--boardwalk offers views of the River and the Philadelphia skyline and even included four lookout points. Take a midday break to get moving and enjoy the sights of the river, or set ...
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  • Trout Run, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Katy Jane Trail in Rider Park

    4 mi / 560 ft gain
    Hiking, trail running, mountain bike riding, cross country skiing and other low impact recreational activities are all part of what Rider Park has to offer. My personal favorite is the 3.6 mile Katy Jane Trail with a 560 vertical rise. It begins on the right side of the parking area. The trails a...
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  • Montgomery, Pennsylvania

    Hike through SGL 252

    6 mi / 400 ft gain
    What was once known as the town of Alvira PA, is now known as State Game Lands number 252. During WWII the land was seized by the army and used as an army ordnance. Because of its past, while you are exploring, be on the lookout for old ammunition bunkers that have succumb to years of neglect, an...
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  • Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

    Hike Quaker Race's Lakeside Trail

    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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  • Barrett Township, Pennsylvania

    Hike to the Indian Ladder Falls at Skytop

    3.25 mi
    This 1.75 Mile one-way walk is beautiful. Located on the Skytop Lodge property, the trail winds its way through the forest and along side a creek with benches and picnic areas. Park in the falls trail parking lot on the east side of rt. 390. Google maps will take you right there if you search Ind...
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  • Morrisville, Pennsylvania

    Run or Bike the Delaware Canal Towpath: Yardley to New Hope

    10 mi
    The Delaware Canal is a 60-mile path along a historic canal that runs parallel to the Delaware River. The canal runs from Bristol (closer to Philly) all the way to Easton, near Bethlehem, PA. One of the most scenic parts of the canal starts in the Lower Bucks County town of Yardley with an access...
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  • Newtown, Pennsylvania

    Canoe Neshaminy Creek at Tyler State Park

    1 mi
    Enjoy a peaceful paddle on Neshaminy Creek by canoe in Tyler State Park. The park is in a beautiful part of Bucks County and also offers paved and unpaved trails for running and bike riding, an extensive disc golf course, swimming in the creek, and picnic areas. It is likely that you will see a h...
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  • Slatington, Pennsylvania

    North Trail to L&NE Trail Loop via Appalachian Trail

    3.6 mi / 0 ft gain
    North Trail to L&NE Trail Loop via Appalachian Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Slatington, Pennsylvania.
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  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Bike the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

    24 mi
    A 24-mile path for biking, running, and walking with the best views of Pittsburgh. The path is non-linear as Pittsburgh comes to a point at Three Point Park, where three rivers intersect, and you can ride on all three sides of the land via this trail. Riding along the north side will give you gre...
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  • Germansville, Pennsylvania

    Bears Rocks via Appalachian Trail (Bake Oven Road)

    2.8 mi / 259 ft gain
    Bears Rocks via Appalachian Trail (Bake Oven Road) is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Germansville, Pennsylvania.
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  • Kempton, Pennsylvania

    Lookout Trail

    1.95 mi / 184 ft gain
    Lookout Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Kempton, Pennsylvania.
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