Conewago Recreational Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Conewago Recreational Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

rails trails

waterfall

wildlife

The Conewago Recreation Trail is just over 5.0 miles in length and no wider than 8 feet. The crushed stone and mainly level surface make it wheelchair accessible excluding the intersection crossing at Mill Road. While the trail is handicap inaccessible at the Mill Road crossing intersection, and from this point in either direction the trail remains handicap accessible. The Path is suitable for a number of activities such as, biking, running, walking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. It is a very scenic route, as it runs alongside the Conewago Creek for majority of the way, and goes through the Lancaster County farmland. As the trail comes to an end the surface changes, and it connects into the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, which is also marked with signs. There are 5 different parking locations throughout the Conewago Recreation Trail. The trail has six street crossings of which all have well marked signs that make it very safe for trail use. The Rails to Trails Bike Shop located on the trail serves multiple purposes as people can go there for bike malfunctions, to buy new equipment, or simply ask a question with regard to the trail. A limited number of benches can be observed on the trail, and the majority of the trail is surrounded by trees which provides shade on a hot day. Distance markers are located at every half mile.

hiking
2 months ago

The path is nice, however it says there is a waterfall as part of the attraction. It is in spillway pipe that you can’t really see even going down into the other side of the tunnel. Sight rating: sub par, but to hear it is still very soothing. Fun if you’re look for a very calm peace hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Great, well-maintained flat gravel trail. I hiked from the trailhead on Rt. 230 to the intersection of Rt. 743 and back, but you can go farther until it merges with a trail in Lebanon County.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
3 months ago