Turkey Hill Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews

Turkey Hill Trail is a 12.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Washington Boro, Pennsylvania that features a river 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.

DISTANCE
12.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

scramble

Beginning at the Enola Gay Low Grade Rail Trail, the trail offers spectacular vistas and secluded paths through a deciduous forest. At the top of the hill are the two Turkey Hill Dairy Windmills as well as an observation deck providing a scenic vista of the Susquehanna River. The Turkey Hill Trail above the Susquehanna River, one of the most eclectic hiking trails in Lancaster County, is evolving again. Where else can you pass through the largest pawpaw patch north of the 39th latitude, stand near the base of two giant wind turbines, see the most important migration stop for shorebirds in Pennsylvania, watch a landfill in action and admire one of the most sweeping views of the river at the same spot where America's architect for the U.S. Capitol painted the vista in 1802?

2 days ago

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8 days ago

Not sure if this was a good choice for a trail run. Kind of technical at times and I had to power hike some of the hills. The heat was just too much. Some of the markings are a bit vague. Still nice for some elevation here in Lancaster County.

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21 days ago

Was a great trail with great views. very steep at points but well worth it. And yes there was a wild turkey at the top of Turkey Hill inside the fence.

23 days ago

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24 days ago

Would get 5 stars but we took home 10 ticks!

1 month ago

Not well marked at some parts. Bring a map. Otherwise great hike with excellent views.

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3 months ago

http://www.lancasterconservancy.org/preserve/turkey-hill-trail/

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3 months ago

I enjoyed this trail(s). The Turkey Hill Trail begins at the Enola Low Grade Trail at the base of Turkey Hill, and at its end intersects again with it to create a loop hike. The TH trail is predominantly narrow, occasionally steep path that weaves along the ridge overlooking the river. The Enola Low Grade is a stone dust rail trail that CV continues much further than the TH trail does, and is very popular for all ages, runners, bikers, walkers, etc.

4 months ago

Okay. The chain link fence along the river side of the trail seriously detracts from the scenery.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Easy, flat trail. I was not fond of the chain link fence that runs along the river side of the trail.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Fantastic trail full of great views!

4 months ago