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South Mountain Geocaching Trail

Nestled in between Blue Mountain and South Mountain, the Cumberland Valley offers a rare and splendid balance of outdoor beauty, quaint downtowns and extremely accessible roadways.

The South Mountain GeoTrail connects the agricultural, heritage and natural resources within the region through selected “cache” sites. The sites were selected to provide the opportunity to hunt for Valley treasures while exploring the area’s natural beauty and communities.

Geocaching and the SMGeoTrail are open to everyone with a GPS and a sense of adventure.  Start your trip, by picking up a South Mountain Passport at the Cumberland County Visitors Center located at 33 W. High Street, Carlisle, PA (inside History on High – The Shop) or you can download a copy by clicking here.  Each cache will contain a unique stamp to be used in your passport as proof of finding the cache. Once you successfully find 30 caches within the project area, you are eligible to receive a free one-of-a-kind geocoin.

The South Mountain region has a history that is as rich and complex as its landscape. Native Americans used the Cumberland Valley as a major travel and trade route. Iron forges manufactured cannon balls used during the Revolutionary War and George Washington led his army through the valley while fighting for our country’s independence. The French and Indian War pockmarked the region with battles. Later, the Civil War left a heavy imprint on the land. For many years, escaping slaves walked trails along the spine of South Mountain on the Underground Railroad.

Get your GPS ready to lead you along the South Mountain GeoTrail to hidden vistas, tucked away historical sites and more. After a long day on the trail, rest and relax in a nearby Bed & Breakfast.

 

PA Inns Nearby

Stay at One of These Great Inns

Carlisle House

Carlisle House
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.2mi

Fallen Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast

Fallen Tree Farm
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 2.1mi

Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast

Pheasant Field
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 3.7mi

Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast

Red Cardinal
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 4mi

30 Timber Road Bed & Breakfast

30 Timber Road Mechanicsburg PA
Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 5.8mi

The Manor on Front

The Manor on Front
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 16.2mi

Fulling Mill Inn

Fulling Mill Inn
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 20.9mi

The Inn at Herr Ridge

The Inn at Herr Ridge
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 25.1mi

Sweet Arrow Inn

Sweet Arrow Inn
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 25.4mi

James Gettys Hotel

James Gettys
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 25.7mi

Juniata Valley Winery Wilson House Bed & Breakfast

Wilson House Bed & Breakfast
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 27.6mi

The Inn at Westwynd Farm

Westwynd Farm
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 28.9mi

Battlefield Bed & Breakfast

Historic 1809 Civil War Farmhouse
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 29.7mi

The Historic Fairfield Inn

The Historic Fairfield Inn
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 30.2mi

West Ridge Bed & Breakfast

West Ridge B&B
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 30.3mi

Amanda Gish House Bed & Breakfast

Amanda Gish House
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 30.8mi

1825 Inn Bed and Breakfast

1825 Inn
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 31.5mi

The Londonderry Inn

The Londonderry Inn
Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 32.7mi

Susquehanna Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast

Susquehanna Manor
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 34.1mi