Turkey Hill Trail

MODERATE 32 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.

12.3 miles 1190 feet 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?

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15 days ago

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16 days ago

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

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16 days 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.

29 days ago

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

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1 month 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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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Fantastic trail full of great views!

1 month ago

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7 months ago

This was my first trail after saying "I want to start hiking". I really liked it. It was nice you have the option to go back on the trail or choose the flat track for the way back. I plan on going back with my 13 and 9 yr old.

7 months ago

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7 months ago

A lot of people do not realize that the Turkey Hill Trail is different than the Rails-to-Trails flat track. This is very steep and narrow but crosses a small waterfall and leads to a beautiful overlook of the Susquehanna River near the Turkey Hill windmills. Coming back downhill, hikers need to be cautious not to slide. The narrow trail has a very steep fall-off so watch your footing both ways.

8 months ago

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11 months ago

Nice flat walking trail
Not much to see other then water