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Tucquan Glen Loop Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pequea, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 223 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

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Getting There

Note: The parking areas and River Road access to Tucquan Glen & Pyfer Nature Preserves are closed indefinitely due to overcrowding. Please check here for updates: https://www.lancasterconservancy.org/preserves/tucquan-glen-pyfer/ Also, there is no cell service at the trailhead so plan accordingly. You'll begin by crossing a small stream on a bridge - to the left of the Tucquan Glen sign. It's an easy hike with part of it along an old logging road. Follow the blue blazes. You'll pass the remains of an old homestead. The gorge will narrow as you get closer to the halfway point and you'll have some beautiful waterfalls over huge rocks. At the halfway point you'll reach the railroad tracks. Turn right along the tracks and cross the bridge over Tuquan Creek. After another 100 feet or so the trail will head sharply uphill on the right.

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From Lancaster take Prince Street south through town to where Rte. 324 splits off. Follow Rte. 324 until it meets River Road. Turn left (South) along River road approximately 2 miles to the Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve sign on the right. Conversely you can get there by following River Road South from Columbia. Tuquan Glen is located between Pequea and Holtwood.

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Jarrod Cooney
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HikingClosedMuddyPrivate propertyRocky

Great trail, if you use the map it’s extremely easy to travel throughout but the whole trail was open even though all signs said otherwise, street parking sucks but I’ve experienced worse. Would definitely recommend.

jordan duncan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 6, 2020

A wonderful spot with cool little sites to see along the creek. No cell service within the area (but it helps you disconnect and enjoy). Closed originally due to COVID-19, HOWEVER continued to close due to high volume of hikers and disrespect for the neighborhood. Please be courteous to the locals. These roads are not big and not meant to be parked along.

Thomas Gresko
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This place had no parking lots open. trails hard to find. Dont bother.

Judy Russ
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 26, 2020

Writing this review to bring the score up, since a few folks felt the need to bring it down due to its closure. I've hiked this trail a dozen times; it's one of my favorites and I never get sick of it. It's owned by the Conservancy which does a ton of AMAZING work to preserve the lands out here and protect it from development. In March, hundreds of people who had clearly never hiked before overran the parking lots and trashed the trail. Since The Conservancy's job is to protect their properties they shut it down to preserve the sanity of the locals and the trail itself. As an avid hiker who loves this trail more than anything and a LC volunteer I fully support this decision. They have so many other gorgeous trails that are open for folks to enjoy, and have been working hard to educate new hikers about how to respect and care for the land. I have no doubt it will be open again once people learn how to act when they're on them. Lastly, these trails are a privilege to use and enjoy; if you feel you are entitled to them, you probably shouldn't be using them anyway. 5 stars. Thanks to Lanc Conservancy for everything you do.

Bryan Dorsey
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Hiking

One of my favorite trails. The parking is still closed- NOT due to COVID-19, though. With everyone in quarantine the parking lots were over run. People were parking along the street (which is pretty dangerous as the roads are narrow, not to mention illegal) and being generally disrespectful to neighbors who live in that area. The conservancy closed the parking lots because people were not following parking rules and damaging property. You can still access the trail from Pinnacle. Follow the orang blaze Conestoga Trail to get to Tucquan. It’s a beautiful, rewarding hike.

Olivia Stoltzfus
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Hiking

Trail parking lot closed due to Covid 19. No other hiking area I have been too has their parking lots closed! Ridiculous! June 10!

Becky Casey
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Hiking

It is absolutely absurd that the parking areas are closed on June 10th. For Covid 19? It’s an outdoor trail. It’s summer. OPEN THE PARKING AREAS!!!

Scott Dojka
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Hiking

Trail is closed. 04/19/2020

Bailey Slaymaker
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MuddyRocky

one of my favorite spots!

Candace Massey
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 26, 2020

I can't actually rate this trail because I couldn't access it, but didn't want to bring it's rating down since I'm sure it's a great hike. I believe the trails are technically open during the covid-19 closures, but with the parking lots closed and the no parking signs on River Road these trails are currently inaccessible. If you're in the area, I recommend Martic Township Park. The parking lot is small but it is open and the trails are nice.

Lynn Kundravi
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HikingRocky

Great well marked trail. We went out on the yellow and back on the blue. If you do that, you must cross the creek to get back to the yellow and the road/parking. There were a couple big trees across the creek that made it easy, but no signs about that. There’s a stream crossing where the blue trail meets the road, but the creek was up too much for us and our dog to cross there. Very pretty trail though!

Kevin Weeks
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HikingMuddy
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Mandy Richardson
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HikingBlowdownMuddy

Love this trail. It was muddy in areas from recent rain and some down trees but a great hike to get out into the woods. I recommend taking the yellow trail to the railroad track and the blue back. Blue was a little more challenging and not as well blazed in places, but you get a much better view of the water coming down the rocks.

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Mandy Richardson
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HikingMuddyScramble
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Laura Elizabeth
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HikingIcyMuddyRockyScramble
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Reid S.E.
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HikingRocky

parking is very limited and trails seem to be busy. very beautiful area, my dogs and me love it

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Phillip Rogers
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Hiking

Some ice along the South side of the trail on the rocks, but navigable if you heed caution. Plenty of rapids and small falls to see. Nice view of Lake Aldred along the Susquehanna River is a reward for completing the loop.

Josh Morgan
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HikingRocky

Beautiful hike! The yellow/blue trail runs beside a stream with several small waterfalls. I'd say the difficulty is moderate: there are a few places that require climbing or have uneasy footing. I went on a weekday morning in early November and had it to myself.

Jay Reimerez
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Hiking

Great trail especially with an active dog

Shelly Roberts
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Great place to hike with your dog

Zac McLaughlin
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Hiking

Tons of fun, piece of cake for a 9 and 7 year old. Nice swimming hole about 2/3 to the Susquehanna on blue blaze trail.

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