A Series of Day Hikes Exploring the Trails of the Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Landscape
The trails of the Kittatinny Ridge are well-loved but require ongoing care. Local trails clubs perform much of the maintenance, but they welcome new volunteers and members to sustain their activities.
Keystone Trail Association’s Kittatinny Rambles, a series of six day-hikes, seeks to connect participants to these clubs, elevate their visibility, and enhance their capacity to steward their respective pieces of the KRCL. Each Kittatinny Rambles Hike, located in one of the six sub-landscapes of the Kittatinny Ridge, will highlight the work of–and volunteer opportunities with–local trail organizations who maintain the particular trail or trail segment.
While the KRCL is gaining in notoriety in defining a local sense of place, providing exceptional outdoor recreation venues, supporting critical habitat and migratory pathways, and performing vital natural functions (e.g., drinking water, carbon sequestration, etc.), it will continue to benefit from more people in the greater region learning about its superlative values. These hikes are such an opportunity—facilitating visceral experiences with the resource.
Each outing will include transportation from the Harrisburg area (with secondary pick-up locations) and a lunch stop (on your own) at a restaurant proximate to the trailhead. Proceeds from registration fees will be donated to the organizations that maintain the section of trail hiked during the event.
This hike series is possible through the support from Audubon Mid-Atlantic via the Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Landscape (KRCL) Mini-Grant Program.
For the complete list of Rambles with Brook please visit the Keystone Trails Association website.