Working in tourism, we write a lot about what there is to do in the region. It's such an incredible job because we're out there getting to do all those "things to do" so that we can write about them and talk to future guests (that's you!!) about the variety of activities and entertainment options in a destination. This post is partly about the "doing," but it's also very much about the "seeing." Sure, you can put your head down and focus on the Fitbit® results of your bike ride, but you'd be missing the glistening Susquehanna River, nature's deep green summertime canopy and the blue sky that watches over it all. You'd miss the wildlife and the city life. You'd miss the good stuff. And you don't want to miss the good stuff!

Biking in Harrisburg

Trail Tips

Capital Area Greenbelt - 20 miles. Mostly paved with occasional gravel the circles Harrisburg. River views and scenic escapes with some urban sections. 

Harrisburg City Island - 1 mile. Flat, paved loop around City Island. Great for families. Stop for a round of putt putt at Water Golf.

Little Buffalo State Park - 7 miles. Parts paved and parts grassy rail trail. Roll by an authentic, working grist mill and pack a picnic.

Rattling Creek - 22.3 miles. Challenging ride through beautiful wooded terrain near Lykens. Recommended for advanced riders.

Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail – 13 miles. Paved and great for families as it winds through several township parks. Stop for a picnic or some time at a playground.

Stony Valley Railroad Grade – 21.5 miles. Recommended for intermediate riders and above.

Lykens Valley Rail Trail - 9 miles. Three disconnected segments with the longest being about 6 miles between Lykens and Williamstown.