SUSQUEHANNA WARRIOR TRAIL:
BERWICK-HUNLOCK CREEK, PENNSYLVANIA
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Last Updated: August 2, 2014
Length: Susquehanna Warrior Trail; 11 miles
Difficulty: Moderate. Flat hard packed grass & crushed gravel rail trail. The trail has not been well maintained.
To Start from the Susquehanna Riverlands; From the junction of Routes 11 and 93 in Berwick head north on Route 11. Travel 6.8 miles and just after you travel underneath a bridge turn right. Follow this drive around a parking lot and turn right again crossing over two sets of RR tracks. Pass by the trailhead on your left and the parking lot is on your right.
The Susquehanna Warrior Trail follows the rail bed of the former Delaware, Lehigh and Western Railroad. It travels between Route 11 and the Susquehanna River from the Susquehanna Riverlands in Berwick north through Shickshinny and Hunlock Creek. For more information visit; SUSQUEHANNA WARRIOR TRAIL .
Starting from Susquehanna Riverlands; The 0 mile marker begins here. To your right is a butterfly garden. Map board located here as well. The crushed gravel trail heads north along some RR tracks. Unfortunately this trail has not been well maintained and is slowly being overtaken by grass. The RR tracks soon disappear as you travel the partially shaded path. Mile markers every 1/2 mile. You'll finally spot the Susquehanna River to your right at 0.6 miles. Route 11 now travels above on your left. The trail then parallels Route 11 from 1.6 miles until mile 3. Here you'll need to do an on-road detour because the trail is completely overgrown where it traveled underneath Route 239 and emerged at some riverside ball fields in Shickshinny. Travel on-road along Route 11 to Route 239. CAUTION; NO CROSS-WALK and a Jersey barrier across the road. Cross Route 239 and either lift your bike over the Jersey barrier to a sidewalk or follow the barrier via a wide shoulder along Route 11. Turn right on E Butler St and you'll pick the trail back up on your left next to S Susquehanna Ave at 3.6 miles.
Note; If you continued straight along E Butler St you would connect to the trail as it headed south alongside the river past the ball fields. It then travels underneath Route 239. Overgrown.
The trail now travels through Shickshinny crossing Shickshinny Creek via an old RR bridge. The trail follows a berm paralleling N Susquehanna Ave, crossing several streets before passing a playground at 4 miles. Here you'll find a map board and the Shickshinny parking lot. Picnic tables. You head into the woods leaving the town behind and soon start to parallel Route 11 again at 4.3 miles. This is as far as I traveled. The trail continues north between Rout 11 (usually below the road) and the river. At about 6 miles the trail pulls away from the road for a bit, passing by a boat launch at 6.9 miles. Map board here. You'll return alongside Route 11 and come to Retreat Bridge at 8 miles. Across the river is the SCI Retreat (Start Correctional Institution). Map board located here. The trail continues north alongside Route 11, passing by UGI Energy Services at 9.3 miles. Cross an old RR bridge over Hunlock Creek at 9.6 miles. The trail ends after 11 miles at the Garden Drive-in Flea Market.
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