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Hiking at Hyner Run State Park

Hyner Run State Park Trail Map (PDF)

Trail Definitions

Difficulty Ratings

Easiest -- For beginner trail users. Grade is gentle with few obstacles.
More Difficult -- For the majority of trail users. Grade is steeper and trails narrower with embedded rocks or roots on the trail surface.
Most Difficult -- For trail users with advanced skills. Grade is steep and provides a definite physical challenge. Routes may not be well marked. Elevation gain or loss is severe.

Trail Route Type

Loop -- Start and end at the same location and follow a single trail to form a loop.
Out-and-back -- Start and end at a trailhead and follow a single trail to an endpoint or specific point of interest, then return along the same route.
Point-to-point -- Trails are generally longer in distance and parks may often contain only a portion of the trail within their boundary. Hiker starts and ends in different locations, often requiring a shuttle.
Connector -- Begin and end in connection with another trail or trails but do not terminate at a trailhead.

Donut Hole Trail

0.9 miles in park, 90 miles total  |  Most difficult hiking  |  Point-to-point trail  |  Orange blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking
Trailhead amenities: none

Passing through the park, the 90-mile Donut Hole Trail connects with the Susquehannock Trail System and traverses Kettle Creek, Hyner Run, and Hyner View state parks. The western terminus is near Jericho and the eastern terminus is near Farrandsville.

Long Fork Trail

0.4 miles in park, 4.1 miles total  |  Most difficult hiking  |  Loop trail  |  Yellow, orange, and red blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking
Trailhead amenities: potable water, picnic tables

This 4.1-mile loop trail begins and ends in the park requiring a both a steep climb and decent to complete. A beautiful stream runs along the trail for portion of the hike. A short side trail leads to a peaceful scenic overlook.