Explore Lebanon County by Bike

Our winding, rolling country roads can be a dream to ride. Lebanon County offers a wide variety of bicycling experiences. You’ll also find mountain biking and off road trails, in addition to scenic on-road bike rides that are shown on the Lebanon County Scenic Bike Ride map. This map is available inside the Visitor’s Center at 31 S. 8th Street, Lebanon Pa 17042.

For road bicyclists, Lebanon’s countryside provides several hundred miles of cycling past 18th and 19th century farms as well as historic sites such as Cornwall Furnace and Union Canal locks. Cyclists may share the road with Amish buggies. Amazing architecture and historic sites in small towns and the city of Lebanon are included on County bike rides.

Below is a sneak peek, click on each name to view more information about each ride. To see the maps, visit the Lebanon Valley Bicycle Club’s Scenic Maps Page.

 

  1. Coleman Legacy (33 miles)
  2. Amish Mennonite Farmland (35 miles)
  3. Lebanon’s Gaps and Valleys (31 miles)
  4. Preserved Farmland Loop (14 miles)
  5. Cycling Lebanon Valley Vistas (36 miles)
  6. Silos, Spires and Soaring Birds (27 miles)
  7. Preserving the Lebanon Valley’s Heritage and Lands (27 miles)
  8. Horses and Creeks (30 miles)
  9. Union Canal and the Swatties (33 miles)
  10. Lebanon’s Historic Gems (8 miles)
  11. Lebanon County Perimeter: Memorial Lake Start (100 miles) or Middle Creek Start (102 miles)

Before you hit the road, be certain to take a look at Pennsylvania Biking Laws and safety precautions.

For mountain bikers,single track trails at Swatara State Park and Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick will test their skills. Directions to trail-heads, trail maps, and additional information are available by clicking here or at the Park at Governor Dick site. There are also designated trails, including the 9 mile Horseshoe Trail, on Pennsylvania Game Lands. Click here to view locations or contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission SE Region Office.

For the trail enthusiast, two rail trails, the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail and Stony Valley Rail Grade provide very different experiences. The Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, with a crushed limestone surface, extends from the city of Lebanon to Lancaster County’s Conewago Recreation Trail. Maps and trail-head access points are available by clicking here. More miles are under development. The Stony Valley Rail Grade has a rough dirt and gravel surface. This 20 mile trail passes through Pennsylvania Game Lands and parallels Stony Creek, a Wild and Scenic Stream. Cyclists pedal by remnants of towns and a hotel that attracted thousands to use the spring waters.

Take moment to read the trail rules here for a safe and enjoyable ride.

Swatara State Park provides a rail trail as well as many miles of hard surface paths. View the map.

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