March is here, and that means spring is right around the corner. With things like spring break and warmer weather coming up fast, it’s never too late to start planning your first big outdoor excursion of the year using our list of the top 5 hikes in Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley. Make the most of the valley’s beautiful recreational opportunities outdoors this year.
Perhaps one of the most well-known hiking trails in the world is the Appalachian Trail, and a segment is here in the Cumberland Valley. Parts of it are good for beginners and have plenty of parking and several access points. Considering that the whole trail is about 2,200 miles long, do your homework before you set out on your hike.
Cumberland Valley Rail Trail
This is a very simple, flat 11-mile trail, which makes it excellent for biking if you’re not much of a hiker yourself. There are even horseback riding opportunities on this trail.
Flat Rock Trail on the Tuscarora Trail
Amateurs should not attempt this trail, which is rated “moderate to difficult.” However, its challenge rewards dedicated hikers with a gorgeous 180-degree view of Cumberland Valley.
Kings Gap Trail Network
Have hikers of varying skill level in your group? The Kings Gap Trail Network offers many scenic trails of different difficulties and lengths.
LeTort Spring Run & Nature Trail
This simple 2-mile trail surrounds the popular fly-fishing stream known as LeTort Spring Run, providing gorgeous scenery known throughout the area, which rounds out our list of top 5 hikes in the valley.
If you’re headed hiking and you’re looking for a capable vehicle to take you to the trail, consider stopping in at H&H Chevy.