Trailblazer (Hersheypark)

Roller coaster in the United States
Watch the on-ride POV
Trailblazer's entrance sign
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°17′20″N 76°39′11″W / 40.288982°N 76.653181°W / 40.288982; -76.653181
Park section Poineer Frontier
Status Operating since May 18, 1974
Rider height
  • Minimum: 36 inch
  • Min. unaccompanied: 48 inch
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Runaway Train
Type Steel - Terrain
Hourly capacity 1125 riders per hour
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 43 feet
Top speed 35 mph
Length 1600 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:15
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Premier Rides (2003-present)
Arrow Dynamics (1974-2002)
Riders per train 30
Trailblazer exiting the helix

Trailblazer is a steel terrain roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. It is the park's second oldest standing roller coaster after Comet.


Hersheypark purchased Trailblazer for $975,000 on April 30, 1973.[1]

Trailblazer opened on May 18, 1974. It is located in the Pioneer Frontier section of the park. The coaster features one lift hill, a helix that circles four times, and a brake run level with the launch section of Storm Runner.



Color scheme

Black track and red supports.


2 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 30 riders per train. The Arrow Dynamics trains were replaced with Premier Rides built ones in 2003. These new trains featured individual lap bars.[2]



  1. Michelson, Harry (2016-07-05). "Arrow Development Company". The Amusement Parkives. Retrieved 2022-05-08.
  2. Michelson, Harry (2016-07-05). "Arrow Development Company". The Amusement Parkives. Retrieved 2022-07-07.

External links

Articles on Hersheypark