Susquehanna State Park! A Moderate "Rolling Hills" 8 Mile Hike Along the Woodland Area Trails!
"Experience the wilder side of Susquehanna State Park as you walk in blissful solitude through woods full of old growth. This hike also takes us down to the Susquehanna River, just behind Rock Run Mill. There are a wide variety of gulls here and Conowingo is a known favorite of nesting bald eagles."
This is an awesome hike for a leg workout and for anyone wanting to step it up from an easy/ easy side of moderate hike or even working up to strenuous hikes while checking out the very interesting sites along these trails!
Click here to see pictures taken by group members during a past hike with our group on this trail!
Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Darlington
Length: 8.3 total miles with minor stream crossing on stones
Trail Type: Jagged Loop
Skill Level: Moderate due to hills.
Scenery: Susquehanna River, mixed hardwoods, Rock Run, historic sites
Duration: About 3.5-4 hours
Exposure: More shade than sun
Trailhead Elev: 250 feet
Top Elev: 310 feet
Note: There are restrooms and water at the Rock Run Historic Area, Campground, Steppingstone Museum, and Deer Creek Picnic Area.
We hike rain or shine. Click here to see an up to the minute forecast for where we will be hiking.
There are 2 carpools for this hike!
Baltimore Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan, people can arrange to meet at Savage Station. You should post that on the Comments section. Click here for directions to Savage Station.
DC Area Carpool
People can also arrange to meet at the Centreville Park & Ride lot. You should post that on the Comments section. Click here for directionsto Centreville Park & Ride.
If you can drive or want to carpool from any locations such as the DC area, please post your location and needs in the comment section below. Click here for suggested carpool locationscomplete with directions. For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment - by just offering a ride!
Directions to the Trailhead
Click here for directions to where we meet for this hike!
Meetup time is at 10:00 a.m.
Carpool meetup time from Savage is 9:00 a.m
DC Carpool time is 8:30 a.m.
Click here for suggestions for what to wear and what not to wear for our hikes.
Please remember we are a social hiking group that values fellowship and camaraderie and practice good hike etiquette. We take breaks as necessary and have at least one guide in the front in addition to a "sweeper" in the back which means that no hiker is left behind. If you get upset because someone has to rest at the top of a hill etc. then please find another group! We are very supportive, encouraging, and focus on safety while getting or staying fit on the trail and practicing Leave No Trace outdoor ethics.
Fido is welcome on this Hike!
Be sure to take the hike leaders numbers with you just in case!