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Hopewell Park Trails

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5.4 mile 8.6 kilometer loop
93% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 668' 204 m
Descent: -664' -202 m
High: 875' 267 m
Low: 512' 156 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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A nice trail system that includes a tombstone dating back to the 1800s!

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Because hunting is allowed on this property the trails are closed certain times of the year.
Every Saturday:
    • From the last Saturday of April though the last Saturday of May
    • From the last Saturday of September through the second Saturday of December
  • Overview

    Hopewell Park Trails is a multi-use recreation area located in Danville PA. Parking is directly across the road from Sheetz. There are 3 main loops for this trail which was officially opened to the public on Sept 6, 2014. Built by roughly 10 volunteers, these trails were built in less than 1 month. The trails are open for day and night time running.

    Additional photos can be found here.

    Description

    Inspired by Raystown Lake, PA and Kingdom Trails, VT.

    The Down & Dirty Loop starts off on an old railroad bed and heads west towards "Down." Keep your head up or you'll miss the quick uphill that takes you on the outskirts of a corn field and a low turn. You'll eventually end up back on the railroad bed before you descend into the "Dirty" part of the Down & Dirty Loop. Take the rest of the trail and head back to the railroad bed.

    Up & Out Loop takes you up through the woods and over a banked wooden bridge. Its about a 1.5-mile loop, but you wont be disappointed. Theres an old gravestone dating back to the 1800s along this trail. We have part of the trail called the "Oven" because there is no shade at all. On a nice warm day, youll feel the burn. Get to the top of that and you can hang a left to head back down to the finish line. Head right and youll be running The Kitchen Sink Loop.

    The Kitchen Sink Loop is longest and most rugged loop. Over 3 miles of up and downhill. This section begins off of the Up & Out Loop, hanging a right and heading up the side of the mountain. It looks horrible, but once you get to the top, it's a casual run all the way to the 3D climb. Climb that and youll be on your way to some really well thought out trails. Enjoy the wildlife while youre up there.

    Climb to the top of the Old Access Road, and make sure you run the old House Foundation. You'll hit some really smooth trail spots until you get to the old junkyard part. Watch your footing; youre in an old junkyard. You have 1 or 2 more climbs before you hit the descent, and theyre lung busters. Hit those two and it's all downhill from here. Get to the bottom where youre meeting up with the Up & Out Loop, and run that back to the parking area.

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    Aug 21, 2018
    Troy Brosious
    Jul 1, 2018
    Troy Brosious
    May 25, 2018
    Jake Presley
    There are WAAAAAY more trails out here. 5.2mi
    Dec 25, 2015
    Kristina Klingler
    Trail in really good shape. Water from recent rains had drained off well. 4.2mi

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      4.3 from 3 votes

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