Reeds Gap State Park Trails

4.72 Miles

Trail Description

Reeds Gap State Park is 220 acres of wilderness in the New Lancaster Valley of Mifflin County. Large hemlocks and white pines cast cool shadows over Honey Creek, which flows through the park. A walk on the 1.8-mile, red-blazed Honey Creek Trail Loop often reveals wildlife signs or sightings. The 1.3-mile, blue-blazed Blue Jay Trail Loop goes along Honey Creek through the main activity areas of the park. It offers a variety of scenery. The 2-mile Flicker Path is a moderately difficult trail that is more challenging than Blue Jay Trail. The Self-guiding Interpretive Trail is a 1.1-mile trail following the scenic banks of Honey Creek. Interpretive waysides focus on the various ecological communities. This green-blazed trail starts at the kiosk beside the snack bar and follows parts of Blue Jay and Honey Creek trails between the swimming pool complex and Picnic Pavilion #3. Reeds Gap Spur Trail starts at the park office and climbs through Reeds Gap along scenic Reeds Gap Run to Knob Ridge Road and continues to Poe Valley State Park, a distance of 18 miles. This very beautiful and rugged trail has interesting large rocks along the upper section. Once many logs were brought down the trail to a sawmill that stood by the park office. ATVs are prohibited on state park roads and trails. Cross-country Skiing skiers can enjoy the trails, service roads and open areas. About five miles of ungroomed trails are available with proper snow conditions.

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