Top 10 Hikes in Cumberland Valley
Cumberland Valley makes your Weekend Easy with an abundance of hiking and outdoor recreation opportunities Unwind with a leisurely stroll or challenge yourself with a vigorous climb. Our top 10 trails promise you a relaxing respite filled with natural beauty that is guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and recharged. The hardest part will be returning home.
Experience the Appalachian Trail
Boiling Springs, an official Appalachian Trail Community, is home to the Mid-Atlantic Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). Stop by for trail maps, day trip suggestions, and free parking permits. This town offers the beautiful Children's Lake, the pre-Revolutionary War Carlisle Iron Works Furnace, and dining options including the quaint Caffe 101 and the historic Boiling Springs Tavern.
Hike the A.T. by following blazes across Bucher Hill Road, along the famous fly-fishing stream Yellow Breeches Creek, then along Children's Lake. Continue past the gazebo to the ATC. You can also head south on the A.T., crossing a beautiful historic stone bridge, zig zagging through farm fields & taking a steady climb up South Mountain to Center Point Knob.
In addition to hiking the A.T., you'll also find a ton of unique experiences to explore at the award-winning Pine Grove Furnace State Park.
- Learn about trail history & preservation at the Appalachian Trail Museum
- Stop at the General Store where hikers celebrate the half-gallon challenge
- Hike along Koppenhaver Trail or up Pole Steeple for a view of the Valley
- Uncover ruins from a Prisoner of War WWII camp on a self-guided tour
- Take your picture next to the sign at the A.T. Midway Point
- Stay like a thru-hiker at the Ironmaster's Mansion
- Cool off at Laurel Lake or Fuller Lake