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A beautiful Rail Trail cutting through the heart of Cumberland Valley Farm Country.


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10.8

Miles

17.3

KM

Doubletrack

660' 201 m

High

536' 163 m

Low

155' 47 m

Up

42' 13 m

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Description

This crusher fine rail trail takes riders from Newville to Shippensburg and vice-versa. If you're looking for a mellow out-and-back route, look no further than the CVRT.

Though this trail is buffered by trees in some areas, you'll have expansive views of South Mountain and North Mountain for nearly this trail's entirety. The folds of the surrounding Appalachian topography are very apparent from this vantage.

In addition to these Appalachian mountains, you'll note that almost every property this trail rolls through is a farm. This valley is so filled with farms because of its flat topography, access to water, and its limestone-rich geology.

Soils formed from limestone-rich rock is subsequently rich in calcium carbonate. This soil component improves the nutrient uptake of plants by increasing the pH of the soil. This also affects water penetration of the soil and provides plants with calcium and magnesium.

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Tom Robson

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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in Newville

#8542

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#1

in Newville

#206

in Pennsylvania

#8,542

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Jul 4, 2023
Jake Crider
10.8mi
Nov 22, 2022
Peter Tiley
Apr 4, 2020
Dan Skotek
Nice scenery. 22mi
May 20, 2019
Shawn Villalpando
The trailhead is not at the provided coordinates. It's at rich st & macfarland st. Turn left on cemetery rd and it turns into rich st.
Apr 9, 2019
James Astolas
10h 11m
Jul 11, 2015
Adin Smith
Nice gravel trail through farmland 11mi
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