Capital Area Greenbelt

The trail is a 20 mile loop through and around Harrisburg.  It passes along the Susquehanna River through Riverfront Park, through wooded areas, urban offices, residential areas, and scenic parks, including Reservoir Park and Wildwood Park.  Parts of the trail share the road, but most of the loop is on dedicated paths.  Most of the trail is paved but portions are gravel or crushed stone.


  • Plenty of parking is available on City Island.  Connect to the Greenbelt via the Walnut Street ped/cycle bridge.
  • A large parking lot on HACC’s campus along Industrial Road including a ‘Fixit” station.
  • Parking is available in Stabler Park on Kaby Street just south of Linglestown Road in Susquehanna Township.
  • Wildwood Park offers many parking options.
  • Parking is available at Veteran’s Park in Susquehanna Township. Connect to the trail extension via the switch backs behind the equipment garage.
  • Parking is available in Reservoir Park.
  • In Penbrook, there are a couple of spaces at the top of the Paxtang Parkway, at the intersections of Market Street & 25th Street and Union Deposit Road. Please do not block the gate.
  • There is public parking under the I-83 bridge and South Front Street, below Shipoke.
  • There is parking on Shanois St (two spaces).
  • There is limited trail head parking at Elliot Street , where S. 13th Street meets South Cameron Street, near the incinerator, near Quigley’s Hotel and Restaurant at 1517 S. Cameron Street. (Do not park in Quigley’s parking lot please). Please do not park in front of the CAGA garage door. We take our tractors in and out at any time of day all days of the week and weekends.
  • There is trail head parking at South 19th Street.
  • There is trail head parking at PA-441 (S 28th Street at Dauphin Manor Dr) which is across the street from the District Justice and across the street from The Five Senses Gardens).
  • There is parking off Dauphin Manor Dr. next to Paxton Street at 29th Street behind McDonalds. There is a ramp for handicap access to Five Senses Gardens and to Dock Woods.
  • There is trail head parking just off Derry Street behind the City Line Diner by the gate at the Paxtang Parkway section of the Greenbelt.
  • There are two parking spaces on the south side of Derry Street at the Visiting Nurse Association of Central PA at 3315 Derry Street.

Trail Directions

Download Turn by Turn Directions with GPS Coordinates

Download GPS Coordinate List


Download Printable Map
To see where you are while using the map on your phone, download the free Avenza app and use it to open the map. Never get lost again!

SAMBA’S mountain bike trail Map
Check out the mountain bike trails on the Greenbelt.  Click here for a pdf map.

**Please be cautious of the multiple construction sites starting in spring 2018.

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