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Hiking at Susquehannock State Park

5.6 miles of trails

Scenic hiking trails offer a variety of interesting habitats and evidence of past use of the area. Native holly, rhododendron, spring and summer wildflowers, and a variety of other plant life await discovery. Sit quietly or walk along a trail to observe deer, songbirds, lizards, and many other forms of wildlife. From the overlooks, watch for vultures, hawks, osprey, and even bald eagles. Several trails also feature remnants of old homestead sites.

Chimney Trail

0.35 mile, more difficult hiking

This wooded trail is great for birding and viewing spring wildflowers.

Fire Trail

0.33 mile, more difficult hiking

Actually a short logging road, this trail features a nice stand of poplar trees.

Five Points Trail

0.7 mile, most difficult hiking

Hikers can see rhododendron and views of creek valleys from this trail.

Holly Trail

0.5 mile, easiest hiking

Native holly and Christmas fern line this easily hiked trail.

Landis Trail

0.6 mile, more difficult hiking

Named for Lester Landis, a former owner of the historic Long Home near the park office, this trail features a fine stand of Virginia bluebells that bloom in late April and early May.

Nature Trail

0.3 mile, easiest hiking

This trail features mature hardwood trees, ferns, and wildflowers.

Overlook Trail

0.55 mile, more difficult hiking

This popular trail leads to Hawk Point and Wisslers Run overlooks, which offer memorable views of the Susquehanna River.

Pine Tree Trail

0.31 mile, most difficult hiking

This short, steep and rocky hike winds its way down to Wisslers Run.

Pipeline Trail

0.24 mile, easiest hiking

This leisurely stroll follows an old, abandoned pipeline right-of-way that crosses the park.

Rhododendron Trail

1.2 miles, most difficult hiking

The park’s longest and most difficult trail crosses steep and rocky terrain and rewards the hiker with spectacular rhododendron blooms during late June and early July. Remnants of the homestead of Thomas Neel and an impressive beech tree can be seen along this trail.

Spring Trail

0.4 mile, easiest hiking

Pawpaw trees, with their banana-like fruits, can be found along this trail.