July 7, 2010
I happen to live in Mt. Gretna, I was born and raised here and ride/hike/run all of these trails. Just to clarify the directions. The best way to get to Gretna from Harrisburg is 322 East, Turn right onto 117 South at stop light in Cambletown. Follow 117 south until you reach Mt. Gretna ( you pass over LEB-LANC rails to trails on the way). When you arrive in Gretna you will pass the lake on your left and continue to the center of town, there will be a postoffice on your right and a pizza shop on the left, you make a right onto Pinch Road at the top there is a pull off to the left for Gov. Dick. There are numorous trails that will take you all over Mt. Gretna. Across the street from the pull off there are more trails in the state game lands that are a very good ride, some are short 2 mile rides, others 5-10. If you go past the gov dick pull off there are more trail heads in a pull off to the right that take you down the backside of the mountain. One of the my favorites is "Power line" this trail will take you along the PA turnpike. There are Quality trails on the North, South West and East faces of the MT, and on both sides of Pinch Road. All the north face trail will run into route 117 at the bottom. There are enough trails that you could ride for months before you discover them all. The best time of year to ride are spring and fall if you want the trails to yourself !
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