Horseshoe Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews

Horseshoe Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lititz, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1709 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 hour ago

Next part of the trail done. This section was from 501 to Seglock Road. We got to see Cannon Hill. Saw a man on a horse, other hikers and joggers as well. Pretty decent hike. Spring vegetation all over the place!

hiking
2 months ago

Came here on a slightly rainy and foggy day. First time in the trail. We did two miles between routes 501 and 322, past Eagle Rock. The trail was very well marked but pretty rocky at times. Small waterfalls along the way.

hiking
5 months ago

I like this trail. There isn’t anything dramatic about it, but it has fun surprises along the way. Eagle Rock is a cool look out on a clear day, the small waterfalls are a pretty surprise, along with the great rock formations and informal petting zoo behind the Pretzel Hut. I think it’s appropriate for hiking, dogs, trail running, and kids.

8 months ago

If you start at the Pretzel House, go through red gate to reach trail. Steady, moderate uphill to Eagle Rock. Very nice, wooded trail, easily marked.

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8 months ago

Nicely challenging for trail running. There are lots of rocks so just be cautious of your footing.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

not necessarily easy to find, but once you do, it's nice....go through the gate that's behind the restaurant....

backpacking
Monday, August 22, 2016

great trail

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Only got one mile in (the person I went with couldn't handle it!). Will be going back, I want to make it to Eagle's rock.
Very rocky trail & lot's of bugs(as to be expected).
I followed the yellow trail.
TIP: Wear hiking shoes.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Parked at 322 and hiked about 2.4 miles to 501. Incentive at the end... Ice cream at the Pretzel Hut. A nice walk, about an hour or so with a little lookout about half way (at the top of the mountain is a little rock cluster called Eagle Rock).

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

We didn't go very far just about 1.75 miles in and then turned around. It was a nice afternoon hike and there was one nice small lookout near Eagle Rock.

hiking
Thursday, September 04, 2014

I am not sure what 7.6 mile loop this is talking about. The Horseshoe Trail is a 140-mile trail that runs from Valley Forge National Historical Park toward Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It ends about 15 miles northeast of Harrisburg at the Appalachian Trail. It does run along the Lancaster-Lebanon county line north of Lititz, but it is not a loop trail.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

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