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The Best Hiking Trails Near Lancaster, PA

Lancaster is just 30 minutes away from Jellystone Park™ Quarryville and offers a variety of hiking trails for all levels of expertise. Whether you're staying at our Camp-Resort for a week or weekend, or just passing through Lancaster, we recommend checking out one of the many hiking trails this city has to offer. Keep reading for beginner, advanced, and expert hiking trails near Lancaster to find one that's perfect for you!

Susquehannock State Park: Beginner - 1.3 Miles

Susquehannock State Park, situated on a plateau above the Susquehanna River, is an excellent spot for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. With wildlife viewing spots, picnic areas, and easy walking paths, it's a great family getaway. The Conestoga Trail and Rhododendron Trail are popular routes, and Hawk Point provides fantastic views of the surrounding area. Explore one of these Lancaster hiking trails during your next visit at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville.


Conestoga Greenway Trail: Beginner - 2.6 Miles

Take a stroll on a 2.6-mile hiking trail near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Conestoga Greenway Trail takes about 45 minutes to complete and is perfect for activities like biking, running, and relaxed walks. This trail is 30 minutes away from Jellystone Park™ Quarryville and is open year-round! Plus, dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash!

Northwest River Trail: Beginner - 6.4 Miles

Check out this 6.4-mile Lancaster hiking trail that is perfect for walking, hiking & biking. The Northwest River Trail has beautiful views of the Lancaster Bridge and is open all-year round for the community to enjoy! Bring your family, friends, and pets to this popular trail next time you are in the area!

Martic Township Park Loop: Advanced - 1.9 Miles

This 1.9 mile hiking trail near Lancaster, PA is great for experienced hikers who like to go off of the beaten path! The Martic Township Park Loop has lots of natural water elements and beautiful views of the forest! Check out this hiking trail next time you are looking for an adventure!

Theodore A. Parker III Natural Area: Advanced - 2.2 Miles

Explore the charms of a 2.2-mile out-and-back trail near Quarryville, Pennsylvania. Embracing a moderate level of challenge, it typically takes about an hour to complete. The Theodore A. Parker III Natural Area offers an excellent terrain for anyone who enjoys walking, hiking, and running! This family-friendly trail has something for everyone to enjoy and is about 10 minutes from Jellystone Park™ Quarryville!

Steinman Run Nature Preserve: Advanced - 2.6 Miles

Discover this 2.6-mile loop trail near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. With a moderate level of challenge, it typically takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete. The Steinman Run Nature Preserve is well-known for sight-seeing, hiking, and leisurely walks, offering moments of tranquility during quieter times. Open throughout the year, the trail's beauty is accessible in any season. Feel free to bring your dogs along, and in certain sections, they can roam off-leash.

Lancaster County - Central Park Loop: Advanced - 7.5 Miles

Embark on a journey along the 7.5-mile Lancaster County - Central Park Loop. This moderately challenging path, takes about 3 hours to finish. This trail is well-loved for walking, camping, and hiking, perfect for the whole family to enjoy - including our furry friends! 

Chickies Rock County Park: Advanced - 14 Miles

The Chickies Rock County Park hiking trail is perfect for those who love picturesque views of Lancaster county! This 14-mile trail has rocky terrain & gravel pathways, perfect for hikers who love a non-traditional hiking path. Bring your whole family on this unique outdoor adventure just 30 minutes away from our Pennsylvania camping resort!

Mason-Dixon Trail: Expert - 9.5 Miles

Try out this 9.5 mile rocky trail for some of the best hiking near Lancaster, PA! The Mason-Dixon Trail is known for having beautiful views of the countryside and lakes that surround this terrain. This is perfect for anyone who is wanting a fun hiking or walking experience for the whole family to enjoy!

Martic Forge to Kelly Run: Expert - 11.1 Miles

The Martic Forge to Kelly Run trail is fun for hiking enthusiasts who are looking for a new challenge! This 11.1-mile trail is about 25 minutes from Jellystone Park™ Quarryville and is fun for anyone looking to climb up some steep hills for some of the best countryside views that Lancaster has to offer! Be sure to check out this unique spot next time your family & friends are in town!


What are you waiting for?! It's time to explore one, multiple, or all of these Lancaster hiking trails to top off your family getaway. Don't forget to bring sunscreen, plenty of water, and snacks!