Turkey Hill Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Turkey Hill Trail is a 12.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Washington Boro, PA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

12.3 miles 1193 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

scramble

Beginning at the Enola Gay Low Grade Rail Trail, the trail offers spectacular vistas and secluded paths through a deciduous forest. At the top of the hill are the two Turkey Hill Dairy Windmills as well as an observation deck providing a scenic vista of the Susquehanna River. The Turkey Hill Trail above the Susquehanna River, one of the most eclectic hiking trails in Lancaster County, is evolving again. Where else can you pass through the largest pawpaw patch north of the 39th latitude, stand near the base of two giant wind turbines, see the most important migration stop for shorebirds in Pennsylvania, watch a landfill in action and admire one of the most sweeping views of the river at the same spot where America's architect for the U.S. Capitol painted the vista in 1802?

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

3 months ago

This was my first trail after saying "I want to start hiking". I really liked it. It was nice you have the option to go back on the trail or choose the flat track for the way back. I plan on going back with my 13 and 9 yr old.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

A lot of people do not realize that the Turkey Hill Trail is different than the Rails-to-Trails flat track. This is very steep and narrow but crosses a small waterfall and leads to a beautiful overlook of the Susquehanna River near the Turkey Hill windmills. Coming back downhill, hikers need to be cautious not to slide. The narrow trail has a very steep fall-off so watch your footing both ways.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice flat walking trail
Not much to see other then water

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike for younger kids. Took about 1.5 hours to get to the top and back with my family.

hiking
1 year ago

This trail has the largest stand of Paw Paw trees in the world north of Maryland.. Beautiful area!

1 year ago

Smooth walk and dog friendly.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Great hike with exception of the occasional landfill smell. Excellent views of the Susquehanna!

mountain biking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Good hike. Steady incline the whole way but nothing too bad for anyone in decent shape. The vista at the top is really beautiful.

hiking
2 years ago

Nice steady climb. The trail is partially washed out a few places but the view from the overlook is well worth the climb.