The Greater Reading area offers hiking trails for everyone. Whether you are an experienced backpacker looking to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail or a novice enthusiast just looking to enjoy the afternoon on a nice pruned trail, the Greater Reading area can meet your hiking desires. Some of our hiking trails provide history rich outdoor adventure, such as the Civil War trail. Take your pick, and enjoy the trails in Greater Reading. They are available year-round whether you have an hour, day, weekend, or entire week.


Antietam Lake Park
A wooden sign along the Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail
Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center
Berks County Heritage Center
Berks County Parks & Recreation Department
Riders and Walkers on one of the Many Berks County Trails
Berks County Trails
Picnic Pavilion at the Berks Leisure Area
Berks Leisure Area
Berks Nature, The Nature Place
Three bikers ride their bikes on a dirt trail near the Birdsboro Preserve in Birdsboro, PA
Birdsboro Preserve
Blue Marsh Lake
Blue Marsh Lake Recreation Area
Blue Rocks Family Campground
Blue Rocks
Daniel Boone Homestead
Earl Poole Sanctuary
Earl Poole Sanctuary
Exeter Trail in Gibralter PA
Exeter Scenic Trail
French Creek Trail
Antietam Creek
Gravity Trail
Gring's Mill Recreation Area
A Red Tailed Hawk soars through the air above Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Hiking poles lean against a red trail marker labeled Horse Shoe Trail
Horse Shoe Trail
Monocacy Hill Recreation Area
Monacacy Hill Recreation Area
Mount Penn Forest Preserve
A lone bicycle stands among the Pink Cherry Blossom Trees on the Brentwood trail in Reading, PA
Muhlenberg Rail Trail
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
State Game Land 106
Pennsylvania State Game Lands 106 Trails
Pulpit Rock
Pulpit Rock/Pinnacle Loop
16th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn
Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area
Biking on the Schuylkill River Greenway Trail in Pennsylvania's Americana Region.
Schuylkill River Trail
South Mountain YMCA Night Hike
South Mountain YMCA Camp
Union Canal Towpath Trail
Union Canal Towpath Trail
Union Meadows East Park