Bordner's Cabin - Swatara State Park

Jonestown, PA
Length: 3.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

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To get to the trailhead, take Sand Siding Rd and at the very end park in the parking lot.  This is a great place for puddle stomping if there has been a recent rain so consider bringing a change of clothes.

Take the Swatara Rail Trail west from the parking lot for about a quarter mile to the intersection with the Sand Siding Trail. Follow the trail and cross the awesome bridge over Swatara Creek to the intersection with the Bear Hole Trail (Old State Road).  Turn left and follow until the cabin and waterfalls appear on your right. The distance from the parking lot is about 1.5 miles one way.

The trails are crushed stone and great for strollers.  This is a longer route for little walkers so carriers/strollers and snacks are recommended.  Remember to wear orange during hunting season.

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Shelter, Viewpoint, Waterfall, and Wildlife Viewing

Amazing views of a waterfall.
Explore the custom built cabin at the base of the falls.
Lovely shaded, crushed-stone paths that cross a beautiful bridge.
Longer hike so carriers/strollers are recommended for tired hikers.

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