Heritage Rail Trail

EASY 39 reviews

Heritage Rail Trail is a 20.9 mile point-to-point trail located near York, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
954 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

3 days ago

Great trail for a walk or bike ride. Less secluded than the MD side of the trail but better for people that may want to stop at a cafe or pub along the way. Check out Bonkey's for an ice cream break in the New Freedom section.

road biking
1 month ago

Really good trail for families

walking
4 months ago

Fresh

road biking
6 months ago

Great trail. Safe. Very well maintained. Beautiful sceneries. Lots of spots to stop, rest or have a quick snack. Plenty of shade. You'll see lots of people walk, run, ride bikes, walk their dogs and every now and then you'll see folks ride horses. Room for everyone. Love it.

10 months ago

Wonderful and easy for families!!

road biking
10 months ago

Best trail I've been on

11 months ago

one of the best trails I've been running in.

walking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Good, safe outdoor activity.

road biking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Great if you enjoy getting some distance and scenery. The trail goes through several small towns, through farmland, wooded areas, over creeks, etc. It's a beautiful bike ride.

trail running
Thursday, October 20, 2016

The trail is flat and easy, but I find it dull. You are forced to do out and back routes and there is not a lot of variety in the terrain. Also, it is generally crowded and I prefer the solitary running experience.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Beautiful fun shaded and watch out for the turkey crossing around mile 19!

mountain biking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Started in York City and Biked to Seven Valleys, stopped ice cream and a snack then finished the trail at the MD line. Had a early dinner then rode back to York City. Great trail, well maintained. Since it runs along a railroad there is never more than a few degrees of incline or decline. Great for all ages.

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Really enjoy bike riding the trail. The MD side is more beautiful than PA side of course, but really easy bike riding and lots of towns to stop and grab lunch or something to drink for a all day ride.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Great trail would love to ride it again

walking
Friday, January 01, 2016

There are several spots to get on this trail. Here is a link to the spots and the directions.
https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation/the-parks/heritage-rail-trail-park.html

hiking
8 days ago

walking
14 days ago

mountain biking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
11 months ago

Monday, July 10, 2017

walking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

mountain biking
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mountain biking
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