Get acquainted with Duncannon area trails on Saturday June 20th. On the morning of our upcoming Duncannon Appalachian Trail Festival there will be hikes hosted by local outdoor enthusiasts who want to show you the amazing beauty that can be found in and around Duncannon, PA. Don’t miss these great opportunities to learn about some of Central PA’s most interesting outdoor resources while spending time with people in your community. Get to know Duncannon!
- Easy – 8:00 to 11:30 – Haldeman Island: In cooperation with the PA Game Commission, this is a leisurely 2.5 mile hike touring the abundant wildlife of Haldeman Island. Located near the confluence of the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, access to Haldeman Island is usually restricted to provide sanctuary for a wide variety of native Pennsylvania birds, including the iconic Bald Eagle. Sign up early for this rare chance to enjoy an excellent hike lead by the extremely knowledgeable and informative retired PA Game Commission Land Management Group Supervisor, Scott Bills. This hike is limited to 25 people. Please contact DATC (email@example.com) to register. Where to park.
- Super Easy – 9:00 to 10:30 – Scavenger Hunt at Cornerstone Christian Church Trails – Sponsored by the Duncannon Outdoor Club. This is a slower paced 1.14 mile easy-terrain hike through woods and fields on mostly wide paths. It is a hike for the whole family, especially young children ages 5 and up. Try and find as many things as you can to check off your scavenger list. Meet at the Cornerstone Christian Church Duncannon at 9:00 am. Call 395-2462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Where to park.
- Challenging – 10:00 to 12:15 – Peters Mountain to Clarks Ferry Shelter – Sponsored by the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club, this is a moderately paced 4.3 mile hike with a semi-strenuous 900 foot climb up the end of Peters Mountain. We’ll meet at the Park-n-Ride lot near the Clarks Ferry Bridge on Rt. 147, head up the Appalachian Trail to the Clarks Ferry Shelter for a nice break, go back down the mountain on the blue-blazed Susquehanna Trail and then head back to our cars. As we hike this trail we’ll stop to take in picturesque views of Duncannon, the valley surrounding Dauphin, and the Juniata and Susquehanna river junction. You must contact the hike leader (email@example.com) to register for this hike. Where to park.
- Difficult – 7:30 to 1:00 – Hawk Rock & Duncannon Tower Loop – Sponsored by the Day Hikers of Central PA, this is a brisk paced 11 mile hike over strenuous terrain with a 700 foot climb in the first mile. We will start and finish the hike at Tubby’s Nightclub and hike on the AT to Hawk Rock. Then we will go down a steep descent and visit the ruins of a lumber mill in the Duncannon Watershed that features a magnificent 50-foot high stone and brick tower (“The Stack”) that is still standing. Hiking poles will be helpful. You must contact the hike leader (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least two days before this hike to register. Where to park.
We look forward to seeing you on the trail!