Enjoy hiking, birdwatching, horseback riding and hunting throughout the 2500 acres of Green Springs State Game Lands 169. Visitors can wander through riparian, shrub/scrub, grassland, wetland, and deciduous woodland habitats. Free and open to the public.
Hiking: From Mountain Road there are many dirt roads that can be hiked through and to several propagation areas. The eastern perimeter, which is tucked into a bend of the Conodoguinet Creek, hosts eight waterfowl propagation areas totaling 156 acres. The first right leads to Bridgewater Road and loops around five separate pond areas. Taking Game Lands Road off Bridgewater Road will lead to several different dirt roads leading through the food plots and to the lake areas. If you continue down Mountain Road you can turn right onto Park Hill Road and there are two trails that lead around food plots set up in the area. Miles of trail: 3+
Bird and Wildlife Watching: Many species of wildlife are drawn to this highly diverse area including Osprey, American Bittern, Snow Goose, heron, egrets, Woodcock, white-tailed deer, and several species of turtle, migratory warbler, raptor, heron, and duck. Migrating shorebirds such as Greater Yellowlegs and Solitary Sandpiper, are drawn to the ponds and exposed mud flats in mid- and late-summer.
Horseback Riding & Biking Routes
- 1.8 miles: Starting at a gate on Township Route 375 in Upper Mifflin Township, and traversing a Game Lands road north and then east 1.8 miles to Township Route 388.
- 2.7 miles: Starting at a gate on Township Route 375 in Upper Mifflin Township, and traversing Game Lands roads 2.7 miles south and then east to Township Route 393.
NOTICE: Anyone who rides a non-motorized vehicle, conveyance or animal on State Game Lands must do so only on designated routes. Such riding activities will not be permitted, except on Sundays or on roads open to public travel, from the last Saturday in September to the third Saturday in January, and after 1 p.m. from the second Saturday in April to the last Saturday in May. This does not apply to anyone lawfully engaged in hunting, trapping or fishing on State Game Lands.
View the State Game Lands #169 map (.pdf)
- Directions: From PA 641 and PA 233 in Newville, go west on PA 641 for about 6 miles and turn right on Mountain Road. Go about 0.6 mile to the parking area on the right.
- Months Open: Year-round
- Pets Allowed:
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- Miles of Trails: 3
- Any Length Trail:
- Trail Length < 5 Miles: