Lebanon Valley Rail Trail- Mt.Grenta Spur Trailhead

Mt. Gretna, PA
Length: Varies
Type: Point-to-point

About This Trail

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The Lebanon Valley Rail Trail is a flat paved or packed gravel trail suitable for all strollers, early walkers, toddlers, and other explorers.

The Mt. Gretna Trailhead has a small amount of parking in the Timbers neighborhood, just behind Mt. Gretna Pizzeria. This section is heavily wooded. At the Mt. Gretna Spur area there are some historic structures and information about the train station structure ruins from the turn of the century. This section is heavily wooded, but is a “shared use trail”–meaning that it serves as the drive way for about 5 residences off the trial. It is usually not busy and the drivers are quite aware that the trial is used by bikers, runners, horseback riders, and hikers.

To the west it is approximately 2.5 miles to the next trailhead, Colebrook. This section is heavily wooded.

To the east it is approximately 3 miles to the next trailhead, Alden Place.  There is a small parking lot near the road crossing at Butler road, but we have not listed this as a trailhead. This is about 1 mile from the Mt. Grena Spur Trail.

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Trail Features

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

Trail highlights

Shaded Hike

This hike is well shaded year round.

There are remnants of the old train station near this trailhead, along the trail.

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.

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.