TRAILS OF BELTZVILLE STATE PARK

 

Park Total 15mi+


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Ground Pine Trail - The entrance to the trail is located across the road from the Environmental Interpretive Center. The trail leads through both fields and forests. A variety of wildlife may be seen including rabbits, groundhogs, squirrels, bears, foxes, coyotes, turtles, deer and birds. The upper loop is blazed Yellow. The section that begins by Pavilion #2 and joins the upper loop is marked with white blazes. Yellow blazes mark the section that starts in the parking lot. The section of trail that begins across from the Environmental Interpretive Center is marked blue. Trail Surface Composition: Grass, Woodland Mixture, Gravel on access road.

Waypoint Coordinates Latitude N Longitude W
Ground Pine/Tree ID Entry

40° 51.487'

75° 38.019'
•Ground Pine Intersection 40° 51.724' 75° 37.949'
•Ground Pine EIC Entry 40° 51.695' 75° 37.810'
 
Total Distance 1.5mi
Upper Loop Yellow
Pavilion 2 Section White
Lower Parking Lot Yellow
EIC Section Blue
     

Pine Run Cove Trail - The trail begins at the southeast corner of the beach parking lot. It follows a path along the Pine Run cove and loops back through a field area. During the spring and summer, a large variety of wildflowers may be seen along this trail. Trail Surface Composition: Grass, Woodland Mixture.

Waypoint Coordinates Latitude N Longitude W
Pine Run Cove Entry/Exit - Lower Parking Lot

40° 51.666'

75° 37.411'
Pine Run Cove Entry/Exit - Park Office End    
     
Total Distance 0.7mi
     


Preacher Camp Trail - The entrance is located at the end of Preachers Camp Road. This trail ascends the mountainside through steep terrain throughout deciduous and coniferous forests as it follows the Pohopoco cove. It ends at the Trachsville Road. The trail is marked with yellow blazes. Distance is 2.4 miles.  Trail Surface Composition: Woodland Mixture and Aged Asphalt on old road near Preacher Camp.

Waypoint Coordinates Latitude N Longitude W
•Preacher Camp Trail - West Entry/Exit

40° 52.418'

75° 34.304'
•Preacher Camp Trail - East Entry/Exit 40° 53.209' 75° 32.265'
•Trachsville Hill Parking 40° 53.240' 75° 32.204'
•Preacher Camp Trail Parking 40° 52.403' 75° 34.435'
     
Total Distance 2.4mi
Trail Blaze Yellow

 

     

Saw Mill Run Trail - This trail is located off of Old Mill Road which is 2.5 miles west of the park entrance. This trail leads past several different habitats along the Sawmill Run creek. These habitats include: forest, fields, a pond and a forested swamp. There are several historical points of interest along this trail, such as several dams and a water raceway for a grist mill. An abandoned slate quarry dates back to the 1700s and 1800s. The lower (South) loop is marked with blue blazes; the upper (North) loop is blazed with white. Trail Surface Composition: Woodland Mixture, some Gravel.

Waypoint Coordinates Latitude N Longitude W
•Saw Mill Run Trail Parking 40° 50.773' 75° 38.871'
     
Total Distance 2.0mi
Lower (S) Loop Length 1.0mi
Lower (S) Loop Blaze Blue
Upper (N) Loop Length 1.0mi
Upper (N) Loop Blaze White

 

     

Trinity Gorge Trail - The trail entrance is located at the end of State Police Road, off of Route 209. The trail follows an old road which leads past farm fields and through both open and forested areas. The trail ends on Preachers Camp Road. Distance is 4.1 miles. Trail Surface Composition: Woodland Mixture

Waypoint Coordinates Latitude N Longitude W
•Trinity Gorge Trail SW Parking 40° 51.530' 75° 36.653'
•Preacher Camp Trail Parking 40° 52.403' 75° 34.435'
     
Total Distance 4.1mi

 

     

Wild Creek Trail - consists of two sections: Falls Trail and Cove Ridge Trail. The entrance is located 4.0 miles east of the park entrance on Pohopoco Drive. The Falls Trail leads to a bridge which crosses the Wild Creek, then upstream to the waterfalls area. The Cove Ridge Trail begins at the Falls Trail bridge and follows the forested ridge above Wild Creek cove. The Falls Trail is marked with blue blazes. The Cove Ridge Trail is blazed with white. Trail Surface Composition: Gravel, Grass, Woodland Mixture

Waypoint Coordinates Latitude N Longitude W
Pine Run Cove Entry/Exit - Lower Parking Lot

40° 51.666'

75° 37.411'
Pine Run Cove Entry/Exit - Park Office End    
     
Total Distance 3.4mi
Falls Trail Length 1.0mi
Falls Trail Blaze Blue
Cove Ridge Trl Length 2.4mi
Cove Ridge Trl Blaze White

 

     

Christman Trail - There are two trail entrances located on Pohopoco Drive 3.5 miles east of the park main entrance. Christman is wide mowed path appx 8 to 12 feet wide and is a great double track X-Country Ski trail. From the NE tip which meets the Wild Creek intersection and takes you across Wild Creek bridge and then allows you to connect up to Cove Ridge for an additional 2.5mi.  Trail Surface Composition: Gravel, Grass, Woodland Mixture
 
Waypoint Coordinates Latitude N Longitude W
Christman Trail Parking Lot 40° 53.321' 75° 34.193'
•Christman East/Wild Creek Parking Lot 40° 53.437' 75° 33.782'
Total Distance 2.5mi
Main Trail Length 2.5mi
Trail Blaze Yellow
Loop Length 0.5mi
Loop Blaze Green
   
   
     
Old Penn Forest Road - This section of road originally connected to the road at Preacher Camp, now a dead end at the lake to the southwest this section of the park makes a great place to walk, Xski or snowshoe. Located South of the Penn Forest/Pohopoco Dr intersection located 4.8 miles Northeast of the park main entrance.  Trail Surface Composition: Aged/Seasoned Asphalt
 
Waypoint Coordinates Latitude N Longitude W
Upper (NE) Parking Area 40° 53.275' 75° 33.255'
•Pipeline Parking Area 40° 53.123' 75° 33.353'
•Middle Parking Area 40° 53.052' 75° 33.396'
•RC Airfield Parking 40° 52.837' 75° 33.512'
•Trail/Road End 40° 52.591' 75° 33.853'
•Park Property Entry Gate 40° 53.352' 75° 33.193'
     

 

Total Distance 1.09mi

 








For complete park information please refer to the Beltzville State Park Recreational Guide.