Trail Area

Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick

About This Area

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Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick is an 1105-acre stewardship forest and nature center nestled in the woods of Mt. Gretna, Pa. Hike difficult ranges from easy to difficult.

Click here to see the Trail Map.

Visit the park website at: http://www.parkatgovernordick.org/home.html

The Park offers:

Educational programs, Guided hikes and nature walks for all ages, Orienteering, Bouldering, Music on the Porch.

15 miles of trails in the park are enjoyed by hikers, bikers, equestrians, and families.  Dogs are welcome but MUST be leashed.

The park is also home to many Geocaching favorites; including Pennsylvania’s most popular cache: Raiders of the Lost Cache. (This cache is probably best suited to confident young hikers familiar with caching.)

Area Features

Rangers No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No
Nearby convenience store No
Trash Disposal No

Trail Area Highlights

There is a lovely variety of hiking in this park. One of the most popular hikes is to the Observation Tower at the center of the park. There are various bouldering opportunities along some trails.

There is a picnic pavilion at the Main Parking Lot. The Education Center is open regularly March to November, as well as special programs in Winter.

The forest through out the park provides shade for most trails.

Trail Contributor

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I’m Ruth, and my little hiker is Ellie. We joined Hike it Baby in November 2017, when she was just two months old. I was a new mom, with a new baby, in a new place looking for a community to connect to and a way to get moving gently. In the Fall of 2018 we opened a new branch, Hike it Baby Lebanon-Hershey, Pa. The new branch is a little closer to home, and hope to increase participation in our local community. I’ve always love the outdoors and an occasional hike and Hike it Baby has connected me to the outdoors in a new region of the country. I am proud to get outdoors more frequently and hope to raise a daughter that loves to be outside.

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