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Hiking at Reeds Gap State Park

The trails loop throughout the park in forests and along Honey Creek, some connecting to trails in Bald Eagle State Forest.

ATVs are prohibited on state park roads and trails.

Reeds Gap 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.

Historic Dam Trail

2.0 miles  |  Easiest hiking  |  Loop trail  |  Yellow blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking
Trailhead amenities: benches

This trail meanders past the remains of a  former stone dam then follows along the southern edge of the park's property.

Interpretive Trail Loop

1.0 mile  |  More difficult hiking  |  Loop trail  |  Yellow blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking
Trailhead amenities: modern restrooms, picnic tables

Traveling around Honey Creek, this is a self-guided trail offering several interpretation signs along the way.

Northern Trail

1.0 mile  |  More difficult hiking  |  Out-and-back trail  |  Yellow blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking
Trailhead amenities: modern restrooms, picnic tables

This rocky and fairly steep hiking trail traverses the northern boundary of Reeds Gap State Park. A trail registry can be found at the intersection of this trail and the Reeds Gap Spur Trail.

Reeds Gap Spur Trail

0.75 mile in the park, 16.75 miles total  |  More difficult hiking  |  Point-to-point trail  |  Yellow blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, backpacking
Trailhead amenities: none

The 16.75-mile Reeds Gap Spur Trail of the Mid State Trail starts near the intersection of State Park Road and New Lancaster Valley Road. The trail climbs along scenic Reeds Gap Run to Knob Ridge Road, which leads to Poe Paddy State Park 18 miles away.

This very beautiful and rugged trail has large, interesting rocks along the upper section. Once many logs were brought down the trail to a sawmill that stood by the park office.