Boyd Big Tree Conservation Area

based on 14 tracks & routes #1 hike out of 4 in
5.0 mi
2 hrs 53 min
602 ft
Elev Gain


This is a easy to moderately difficult loop trail in Boyd Big Tree Preserve located just a little north of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The 1,025-acre Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation is the habitat numerous large trees and wildlife including blue birds and warblers. Numerous loop hike options are available that allow flexibility for easy hikes up to hard hikes. At the base of the trails is a small pond with benches for bird observation. Hunting is permitted on a portion of the conservation area so be sure and wear blaze orange during hunting season (November through January). Hunting in Pennsylvania is not allowed on Sunday.

Getting Started

Gravel parking area at the front of the conservation area offers plenty of parking, a covered pavilion for groups, and two restroom facilities. The GPS coordinates for the parking area are:

40°21'32.7"N 76°52'02.8"W
40.359085, -76.86745

Taking Children

There are several shorter loop hikes that can be done that children of all ages and ability can enjoy.

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    5 years, 4 months ago
    This 5 mile loop hike is moderately difficult with a fairly long climb for the first 2.8 miles. Especially beautiful in morning fog which rendered a peaceful and quiet atmosphere.
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