Governor Dick Park- (1) Fire Road

Mt. Gretna, PA
Length: 0.90 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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The Fire Road Trail (marked 1 on trail maps) is a wide trail with direct access to the Observation Tower. It is a Moderate Trail due to the uphill nature. It is accessible for Bike and Foot only.

This parking lot has a port-a-potty year round, March-November the Education Center is available.

Click for Tower Trail Map.

Click for Governor Dick’s Park Website. 

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Trail Features

Surface type Mixed
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Visitor Center

This trail is one of the most popular in the park for it’s ease and access to the Observation Tower.

The Observation Tower can be climbed by a series of ladders. Not recommended for young hikers. Not accessible while babywearing.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Parking Lot Photo of the Education Center Parking Lot. Trailhead is at the end of the parking lot away from the Education Center.

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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