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Lancaster Junction Recreation Trail

Lancaster County Park

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.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 91 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers

1 month ago

Nice country trail, wide and very well kept. A nice scenic a busy area.

Good trail for exercise and great conversation walking with friends and family.

6 months ago

Easy walking, running, or Biking trail. Pretty flat. A good amount of people on trail. Crosses a few Roads. If you live near by and need a run, perfect. (Until you have to stop at a road).

9 months ago

Heavily trafficked trail that is flat and has plenty of animals, wildflowers, and other things to see. Perfect for toddlers.

10 months ago

easy, flat. a little boring and you have to cross a busy road. but otherwise it's a great trail

Sat Apr 06 2019

Good everyday crushed stone trail for walking, jogging or biking. Mostly shaded. Well traveled. Clean.

Thu Sep 06 2018

Great for kids and dogs. Pretty but not stunning as it’s mostly flat, lowland and among the cornfields. A creek runs a long it and is nice to jump if hot. A good flat running and biking trail. Good for a walk too!

Wed May 09 2018

The trail has very beautiful water features but is heavily trafficked and runs right though alot of human civilization. Much of the trail, if to you looked to your left or right, is in someone or a company's back yard. only a thin line of trees separates the trail from backyards.

Sat Apr 07 2018

Ran the junction trail out and back today. Alot of activity on the trail this morning. Dog walkers and runners on every part of the trail. The trail itself is in great shape

Wed Apr 04 2018

Earned the 5 stars by how well maintained it is. Really easy walk and would not at all consider it a hike. The thing is total flat.

Fri Mar 30 2018

Awesome trail. Great scenery!

Tue Mar 13 2018

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.

Thu Dec 21 2017

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.

Sun Aug 27 2017

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

Fri Jun 09 2017

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!

Wed Apr 05 2017

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.

Tue Feb 21 2017

Nice easy walk

Tue Jan 17 2017

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

Mon Aug 22 2016

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

Tue Jun 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.

Thu Apr 14 2016

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

Sat 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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