Top Hiking Trails Near Historic Hershey PA

If you’re looking for more than just sweet treats and roller coaster rides while you’re visiting beautiful historic Hershey, PA this year, look no further than the charm of nature in our various hiking trails. We have something to suit everyone, from paved beginner courses to advanced rough and tumble. You’ll feel renewed and refreshed stepping your way through any one of our many hiking trails. So, pack your sneakers or hiking boots for your stay with us at 1825 Inn and get ready for excitement in the outdoors on these top hiking trails near historic Hershey PA.

For the laid back explorer

Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail, a 13.5 mile stroll, meanders through the township of Derry, neighborhoods, and commercial areas. Completely covered in asphalt and heavily focused on safety, this trail is great for families and beginner hikers. It’s also conveniently located close to the township’s parks where you can experience other fun activities like picnicking and fishing when you’re done perusing the trail. 

Covered bridge near Hershey PA surrounded by trees in the fall

A moderate trail to work up a sweat

Hawk Rock is a 2.7 mile primitive trail about 30 miles from Hershey that connects to the Appalachian Trail. The elevation and loose rock are what make this one a step up from a leisurely stroll, so have some hiking experience before this trek. Stunning views of the Susquehanna River and the Susquehanna Water Gap make every step on this trail worth it, so just keep pushing through for a spectacular finish!

Advanced and primitive

Boyd Big Tree Preserves’ Janie Trail is going to make your legs burn. It’s 2.8 miles with a steep elevation up Blue Mountain and along the ridge line. You’ll love this trail if you like getting deep into nature and away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. 

One stop for all levels

Capital Area Greenbelt comes in at a whopping 21.2 miles of trails to delight all ages and hiking levels. This super popular trail encapsulates the capital city with asphalt, cinder, concrete, and crushed stone trails throughout. It even passes briefly through two parks. You’ll love the energy that buzzes around you while you explore this trail!

Now that you’ve chosen your preferred trail and have the excitement of hiking coursing through you, call us at (717) 838-8282 or book a vacation retreat online with us. After all, you’ll deserve a relaxing and luxurious place to rest your head after all this hiking! 

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