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Distance

5.2 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)

Minimal

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Sand Springs Trail

Pennsylvania

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Notes

Sand Springs Trail is an easy hike in Hickory Run State Park near Scranton, Pennsylvania. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly, but your furry kids must be on leash. The park says "the trail begins in the campground near sites 13 and 108 and soon crosses an unbridged stream. Blue Trail branches off 0.25 mile from the trailhead. Hikers can also access the trail downstream from the park office before the sewage treatment plant. Parking for this access point is at the park office or the parking lot several hundred yards west of the park office on PA 534. The lower part of the trail was built over the old railroad bed built that served the brick factory. A wooden water tower and water lines seen along the trail are artifacts from the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration during the mid 1930s and 40s that originally developed the park as a National Recreational Demonstration Area. Thick rhododendrons and large birch trees shadow large portions of the trail. Sand Spring Trail ends at the junction of Pine Hill Trail near the Lehigh River." There is a campground in Hickory Run State Park.

History

Most of the park trails were created by the Civilian Conservation Corps under the guidance of the National Park Service between 1936 and 1945.

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Entrance Free, Camping Fees
Contact: Hickory Run State Park RR 1 Box 81 White Haven, PA 18661

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