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20 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Pennsylvania Should Take

Pennsylvania has some beautiful (and LONG) trails, but when you are looking for a day hike rather than an epic excursion, there are hundreds of short trails that still lead you somewhere amazing!

Not all of us can conquer the Appalachian Trail (2,189 miles), the Allegheny Trail (330 miles), or even the Loyalsock Trail (59 miles)…but it’s time to dust off your hiking boots because we found 20 incredible hikes around the state that almost anyone can do!

All of these hikes are 5 miles or shorter, but that doesn’t mean they are a walk in the park!

We had dozens of other amazing, short trails we wanted to add to this list…which means we will definitely have to make a Part 2! Do you have any favorite 5-mile-or-less hikes that you didn’t see here? Tell us about it in the comments so we can include it in the next one!

Meg Archer
Meg is the Contributions & Creative Content Editor for OnlyInYourState. She works in source research, concept development, and business outreach. Meg enjoys playing with her food (cooking), writing furiously (at inconvenient moments), and exploring (everything and everywhere).