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Heritage Rail Trail County Park

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York Rail Trail

My favorite place for bike rides in York County. It is 21 miles from the center of York to the... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
York, Pennsylvania
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Miles and miles of trail

From John Rudy park to the Maryland line, that's what you can ride on the forever changing rail... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2017
Justin W
York, Pennsylvania
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The Heritage Rail Trail County Park is located in York PA. It begins a the Colonial Courthouse in York PA and heads south for 21.1 miles to the Maryland line where it connects with the Torry C. Brown Rail Trail. The trail surface is stone.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
400 Mundis Race Rd, York, PA 17406-9721
+1 717-840-7440
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

We regularly ride bikes on this trail. Well maintained and plenty of room for two way traffic. We find parking at Brightbill station the best spot for an easy 2 mile ride/walk south to the tunnel.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

The rail trail is a great way to get outside. The hiking is easy as it is a rail bed. There is a spooky tunnel, cool bridges, and lots to see. Wear decent walking shoes and bring water and snacks!

Thank Joe N
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

My favorite place for bike rides in York County. It is 21 miles from the center of York to the Mason-Dixon Line. A variety of scenery, places to stop for lunch or a beverage, continuous with the northern Baltimore rail trail. Once a small section...More

1  Thank RonBpa
Reviewed December 29, 2017

From John Rudy park to the Maryland line, that's what you can ride on the forever changing rail trail. Depending on the area you're on the experience will be very different. Some are deep woods without anything but mother nature as far as you can...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed December 22, 2017

I have biked the trail multiple times. Great place to have little ones ride due to lack of cars. Goes a long way (over 40 miles one way and has a tunnel. Great fun for all ages. Have seen deer, turkey and hawks on rides.

2  Thank THPC
Reviewed October 20, 2017

We visit this area frequently and use this trail quite often. For the first time during this visit, we tried the new northern extension. Parking is really convenient for tourists as it is right off Rt.30. We were able to get in a terrific morning...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

I could not have enjoyed a bike ride more. We began at Princess Street in York and rode to Glatfelter Station. I could have kept going, but my friend was tiring, so we turned around. Highlights were the mix of urban and country views, and...More

Thank Janelle W
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Locals use this trail year around for biking and walking. The trail is well maintained and is nestled against a set of railroad tracks and some very scenic beauty.

1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Very nice running trail with interesting towns and forests fields and other features along the way. Gentle slopes, easy to run

1  Thank Leonard S
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We successfully biked another leg of this nice rail-trail this morning. We broke our own record...we had had 18 miles round-trip earlier this season done on the Lebanon Valley-Conewago-Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. But today we completed 19 miles rt on the York Heritage Rail Trail,...More

1  Thank DWYPYWD
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We camped overnight at Indian Rock Campground. From there, we were about a half mile to the trail. Even on a hot sunny day, the bike/hiking trail alongside the train tracks is nicely shaded and cool. The trail is wide enough to allow faster bike...More

Thank smoothop2
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Response from Joe N | Reviewed this property |
The trail is a railbed so it is gravel. They did lay down pea gravel so it is relatively smooth, but not blacktopped. I have seen road bikes on the trail but I have never ridden one there.