Tucquan Glen Loop Trail

MODERATE 153 reviews

Tucquan Glen Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pequea, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

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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4 days ago

Good trail for hiking bad for running it has some very steep areas that you need to climb down. Also it can be very busy on a hot day and it's very difficult to find parking. I would recommend this spot in the off season. And I would not call it a loop it's an out and back. There's trails on either side of the stream but you cross back and forth.

hiking
8 days ago

This trail has a little bit of everything. Flat. Up hill. Down hill. Beautiful creek teeming with trout. Pools to wade and swim in. Small waterfalls. Fair amount of traffic but plenty of room to break away from swimmers in the summer.

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19 days ago

Love this trail! I've done it several times, including last week. Just wanted to warn anyone interested that last week I did come across a mother Rattlesnake carrying some young on her back. I've come across a few copperheads here but this was my first rattlesnake sighting. She blended in really well and couldn't rattle due to her young wrapped around her tail so please keep a close eye on your trail. I posted a pic of her but it's not the best since I wanted to keep my distance.

hiking
21 days ago

There were no trail maps so I had to use my cell phone for an online map until my phone died due to no service in that area. I followed the yellow to the orange/yellow down to the train tracks. Then followed blue to some of the waterfalls before seeing a copperhead and deciding to go back the way I came in. There wasn't anyone else on the trails at that time and I didn't want to take a chance of getting bit. Great hike though it could be marked better. I plan on returning to do more of the trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Great place for a 2-3 hour hike! Depending on which trail you choose, there will be stream and log crossings. I avoided the log crossings and took the yellow trail out (which takes you away from the water for a bit) until you hit the railroad tracks and then the blue/red trail back in. The blue trail will lead you to the edge of the water across from the parking lot, which will then have to be crossed to get back to the parking lot. This involved quite a good amount of rock climbing but it was definitely worth it! Also, parking is extremely limited so get there early.

1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Walked on the opposite side of the river trail first and checked out the giant rock formations first and did a little bit of rock climbing. The trail to the river was a little iffy on some spots crossing on downed trees so if your balance isn't the best maybe crawl across.

hiking
1 month ago

A very nice day. Be prepared for very limited parking especially on the weekend. Also, be prepared to walk across a fallen tree to cross the creek or get your feet wet in the creek.

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2 months ago

Great path with a lot of off trail fun for a more difficult hike. There are a lot of places to cool off in the creek as you hike. So if you go in the summer, plan on swimming.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

awesome spot, fairly easy seems longer than 2.4 miles but an awesome hike our little Maltese was able to concur this trail.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Incredible trails along the creek and the half way point allows for exploration on the shores of the Susquehanna River. Grab the blue trail on the back end of the trip for some close up views of multiple water falls

hiking
2 months ago

Great variety on this trail! Beautiful elevation plus an awesome stream. The trailhead NEEDS an accurate map and could use better markers. Blue trail ended at a stream that had no crossing point, so had to wade it! Great trail loop, just needs some help with its marking.

hiking
2 months ago