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Hiking at Shikellamy State Park

1.5 miles of paved walking paths in the Marina Section 
1.1 miles of trails in the Overlook Section 

Shikellamy 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.

ADA Walking Paths in the Marina Section

1.5 miles  |   Easiest hiking   |   Interconnected paved trails   |   No blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, biking
Trailhead amenities: modern restrooms, potable water, picnic tables, benches

In the Marina Section, paved paths intertwine to give walkers and bicyclists varied routes and loops between the many parking lots, picnic tables, pavilions, marina, and close-up views of the river. Most of the paths are flat and portions are accessible for people with disabilities.  

Hiking Trails in the Overlook Section

Deer Trail

1.06 miles  |   More difficult hiking   |   Loop trail   |   Yellow blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, snowshoeing
Trailhead amenities: non-flush restrooms, picnic tables

With multiple access points, this loop trail connects all three scenic overlooks. In addition to passing along the cliff edge past the overlooks, Deer Trail also continues through mixed hardwood and conifer forest. Connector trails to parking lots make shorter and longer loops possible. 

Dry Hollow Trail

0.2 mile  |   More difficult hiking   |   Connector trail   |   Yellow blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, snowshoeing
Trailhead amenities: none

This short connector trail spans between the Shikellamy Overlook parking lot and Deer Trail.

Oak Ridge Trail

0.17 mile  |   More difficult hiking   |   Connector trail   |   Yellow blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, snowshoeing
Trailhead amenities: none

This short trail connects Pavilion #4 and Deer Trail.