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This is a wonderful trail which bisects the park and offers access to Cameron Trail and Geyer Trail. Cameron Trail and Geyer Trail travel along the park boundary on the south side. The trail travels from the southern boundary of the park, next to Buchanan State Forest. It parallels the South Branch and the Aughwick Creek which eventually flows into Cowans Gap Lake. Both of these streams offer trout fishing opportunities. Once the trail passes the park road, it travels along side the lake to terminate at the dam. It also passes the visitor center, amphitheater, canoeing and picnicking area.

Directions: From Chambersburg, PA, Take US 30 west approximately 14 miles then turn right (north) onto SR 75. Take SR 75 to Richmond Road which leads to the park. You will be entering by parking lot #3. Park there and access the trail lakeside. If you travel north on the trail, it terminates a short distance by the dam. If you travel south on the trail, you will have the opportunity of a much longer hike.

Elevation: 500 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

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Cowans Gap State Park, Pennsylvania

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