Rocky Ridge Trail

MODERATE 79 reviews
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Rocky Ridge Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near York, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife 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
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
419 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

bridge out

muddy

rocky

hiking
17 days ago

did this with 2 preschoolers and a dog. challenging enough to keep it interesting for me, but still doable for the others.

2 months ago

I love this place. Did a good bit of the trails. Relaxing and fun.

trail running
4 months ago

Fun had a thrilling trail run . Great experience

5 months ago

Always a good hike. Went clock-wise this time, puts the more moderate part up front and fairly easy the last 1/3.

hiking
5 months ago

Great shorter day hike for families and spot for mountain biking.

7 months ago

Didn't walk the whole thing but what we did walk was a very good family friendly dog friendly and one of the better Moderat hikes I've been on

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike, I combined this trail with the Perimeter Trail for an 8 mile loop.

hiking
9 months ago

very challenging

hiking
9 months ago

This trail can lead to the other trails very easily. Out of all the trails i have done in PA this was the most boring. It has a good overlook at the very beginning but not many others after that.

11 months ago

Easy to follow. Felt good to be outside

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Nice trail. Felt really good to be outside.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

This is my go to trail since its close to my house and can be done in an hour. Two nice views from the observation decks where the power lines cut through the park. Plenty of nice side paths as well if you want to explore different routes.

hiking
Friday, June 02, 2017

Loved it!

hiking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Great trail near our house. Lots of side trails. Some ok elevation to get your heart going if you stay to the outside trails.

walking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Good trail but needs better views for a 4 or 5 star

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

Great 3 mi hike

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

One of my favorite places to hike with the pup. Lots of little branched off trails, boulders to climb on and around. And there are water fountains (for dogs as well) and restrooms at the parking area.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Nice easy trail, great for dogs and owners alike.

hiking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

A good beginner trail. Variety in difficulty and length depending on the paths you take. The overlooks are close to the parking lot for people that want a view without a long hike.

walking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Beautiful view and super fun to climb the rocks!!

trail running
Thursday, October 20, 2016

This is a great place to build your trail legs, but go slow at the beginning! I know from personal experience that a fall on these rocky trails will ruin your day.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lots of different trails to hike. Very dog friendly as well

mountain biking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Great local trails the are maintained regularly. The trails range in difficulty from novice to expert. I take my 5 year old here regularly and he can handle even the most challenging trails.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

This park has many well marked trails. It was good hiking, I didn't like hiking under the huge power lines. The noise from them is certainly disturbing.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

good little network of trails. you can mix and match to turn into as long as a hike as you like. well marked, easy to follow.
one side of the trails is all picnic and fitness trails, other side is more remote and wooded.

hiking
Monday, October 21, 2013

Nice trails. Some flat, some hilly. The only drawback is there is a mix of hunting and hiking on the mountain , and not all of the trails are well marked so it makes me a bit nervous hearing the gun shots. It is a well kept and beautiful spot though

hiking
Saturday, September 21, 2013

Nice trails in this park, and none too hard. Parking lots are on the top of the ridge and many of the trails stay along the top; if you go downhill, just bear in mind that you'll be coming back up, but no more than a few hundred feet. I have hiked here many times since it is easily-accessible to me. I think of the park as sort of having 4 quadrants (NW, SW, NE, and SE) with the western side bisected by the main paved road and the eastern side bisected by a wide trail (probably an old dirt logging (?) road). There are good hikes throughout the park; recently one of my favorites is a loop in the SW quadrant that must be about 1.5 miles long. Rocky Ridge seems to be a popular spot for mountain biking; I usually see at least one or two riders on the trails when I'm out hiking.

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Great trail for all skill levels.... Very Rocky w/ many natural and man made obstacles throughout. There are YouTube videos as well...

mountain biking
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This trail system us great for beginners as well as experienced riders. The trials loop around in away that at any time you're only a few minutes from the parking lot, which is nice to know in case of bike breakage or injuries from a wipe out. Keep in mind it's name is Rocky Ridge, there are plenty of rocks and tree roots to go over, around and thru.

hiking
4 days ago

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