Swatara Rail Trail

10.18 Miles
Lebanon, Schuylkill

Trail Description

The Swatara Rail Trail stretches 10 miles along Swatara Creek from the Interstate 81 Pine Grove Interchange almost to Lickdale, revealing remnants of both the canal and the railroad along the way. At one section the trail is actually an abandoned paved road. Nearby, just a few miles to the north, the Stony Valley Railroad Grade offers another backcountry treat; an extended day or weekend excursion on both trails may be in order. The trail also intersects with the Appalachian Trail at the Waterville/Appalachian Trail Bridge in the Swatara Gap near Inwood. The Swatara Rail Trail ends behind the Hampton Inn at the Pine Grove I-81 Interchange.

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