The 224-acre Susquehannock State Park is on a wooded plateau overlooking the Susquehanna River in southern Lancaster County. Besides the awesome view, the park offers a variety of recreational opportunities for year-round fun.
It was a beautiful trail, but extremely technical in some places if you "follow the blazes." We hiked from face rock overlook to the backpacking campsite at Reeds run and deviate from the orange and it was REALLY TOUGH. a lot of up and over rocks, and sometimes tough to see the blazes, especially around the river areas. Having a 25lb pack made it a little more challenging.
This is a great trail with nice overlooks of the Susquehanna river. The trail along the Tucquan creek and Kelly's run is so beautiful with lots of cascading water falls. I consider the Conestoga trail as moderate with several strenuous spots. This is one of my favorite trails and my "go-to" when I want a good work out.
Brandon R. on Conestoga Trail
One of the best yet.
We took the overlook trail to the rhododendron trail to the fire trail. The rhododendron trail was very difficult and consisted of many steep hills. This trail had some poor marking spots that took some figuring out which way to go. I suggest staying away from this trail unless your a very experienced hiker and are wearing proper hiking shoes, because you will slip in regular tennis shoes. The other trails were great though and I'll definitely go back!
There is parking at the ball fields along with bathrooms and running water. We hiked in from this parking area and circled the park using the Overlook Trail, the Fire Trail, the Holly Trail and the Spring Trail. This loop was about 2.5 miles. The trails are very well marked, and even display the level of difficulty a the trail head. The two overlooks are the main attraction.
We started at Pinnacle and made our way down to Tucquan Glen to enjoy the creek (this direction is a steep downhill and then mostly gradual uphill till you get to the creek.. Then headed back to Pinnacle, which was mostly downhill to flat and much easier until the steep climb to enjoy the sunset at the overlook. Great trail for exercise and some really nice views along the way. Next time we will try the Tucquan Glenn loop in combo.