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Hiking at Lyman Run State Park

6 miles of trails

The hiking trails link to many miles of trails in Susquehannock State Forest. Unless noted below, all trails are marked with rectangular yellow blazes. There are trailhead and intersection signposts.

Spur Line Trail

Easiest hiking

The bumps on this trail are the remains of old railroad ties from the Goodyear Brothers logging railroad that hauled tan bark and hemlock logs during the lumbering era. Spur Line Trail ascends slowly from Lower Campground up to Rock Run Road. To the right along Rock Run Road is Lyman Run Vista.

Hikers can complete a loop by continuing on the road then turning right onto Rock Run Trail.

Rock Run Trail

More difficult hiking

Along this aptly named trail are very large boulders. Rock Run Trail descends rapidly from Rock Run Road to intersect Spur Line Trail near Lower Campground.

Beehive Trail

More difficult hiking

The massive, old stumps along this trail show signs of ancient wildfires. Beehive Trail was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s and connects Dagget Run Campground and Rock Run Road. Wildcat Trail intersects Beehive Trail making a loop.

Wildcat Trail

More difficult hiking

Along this trail is a small upland bog that has northern cotton grass and several majestic old growth hemlock trees. Wildcat Connector connects Wildcat Trail with Rock Run and Spur Line trails.

Lyman Run Trail

More difficult hiking

Hike from one end of the park to the other following Lyman Run through many habitats and on a railroad trace. Lyman Run Trail can be accessed in Lower Campground, at the spillway, or where it intersects the Susquehannock Trail System. Until a bridge is installed, hikers must make a wet crossing of the creek between Lower Campground and the Spillway.

Susquehannock Trail System

This 85-mile trail loop traverses some of the most rugged, mountainous terrain in northcentral Pennsylvania.

This trail system also passes through Denton Hill State Park, Patterson State Park, and Ole Bull State Park.