Lancaster Junction Recreation Trail

EASY 26 reviews
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Lancaster Junction Recreation Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Manheim, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.7 miles
91 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers

trail running
6 days ago

I’m rating this 4 of 5 stars for the cleanliness and maintenance of this trail system. Available bathrooms are a plus. Easy, relatively flat, and good for an comfortable 4+ mile run (out and back). The trail is wide and provides room for plenty of traffic. One word of caution: on beautiful days, this trail sees a lot of activity so be mindful that certain times of the season (and times of the day) will be more populated than during the off-season.

2 months ago

Did the Junction trail out and back and then headed over to see the firefighter, police officer, and EMT statues. That made a perfect 5 miles.

6 months ago

Clean and easy trail. Very well-maintained and beautiful landscapes surrounding the trail. Great shade as well.

9 months ago

I took my young grandchildren to hike this trail and we loved it! path is very easy, everyone that passes by you say hello with a smile on their faces, the kids loved the cows, horses, and animals along the way. The trees covering the path are just beautiful. There are clean bathrooms, that was a us when hiking with young children. We will definitely return!

11 months ago

I do this trail everyday with my daughter and her 2 dogs. We love it for the cows, horses, and sheep. The trees provide nice deep shade for the summer. It's beautiful all year round. There are nice restrooms but they aren't open in the winter- so what- we don't have to pee when it's cold outside? There are folks of all ages that use this trail and if I could change anything- this would be it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Nice easy walk

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Great running trail with a view. I trained here many tines for my half marathon.

Monday, August 22, 2016

A good Sunday afternoon walk or bike ride. Not strenuous at all.

trail running
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

It's pretty boring, but that's coming from somebody who prefers single track type endeavors. If you're a mom with a stroller, or somebody who needs something for a speed workout, than its great.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Beautiful trail. I will be visiting again! It was hard for me to find the trailhead though.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Right off the Salunga exit near Spooky Nook exit. Trail is ideal for families, walkers, but very short for bicyclists. We saw parents with strollers and older folks so it's pretty easy. This is a pleasant mostly flat trail and on it you will see Amish farmland, meadows, wildflowers, woods, cows, horses, and Chickies creek. Horses are welcome.

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