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View from "House Rock" on the Conestoga Trail System looking south towards the "Pinnacle Overlook"

Welcome to the Website

of the

Lancaster Hiking Club

and official site for the Conestoga Trail System

in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Our Mission- "To provide a program of outdoor recreation and to maintain the Conestoga Trail System!"

Access to Kelly's Run at Holtwood has been reopened thanks to negotiations between the Lanco Conservancy and Talen energy. Parking only. Playground equipment, ball fields, et.al. are still not being maintained.

You should not be cited for tresspassing , just for parking at the location to access Kelly's Run.

Notice- New meeting site!!

Due to the activity at the Dog park and new Landscaping at the statue, We now meet down the block at the Corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues!

Notice-- Club Dues will be $10 per year starting in Jan. 2013.

Mail your check for $10 to Lancaster Hiking Club, PO Box 7922, Lancaster PA 17604-7922
Include a note with your
phone number,
email address,
and state whether you want your newsletters by email or by USPS.


Dana Edsall has created new interactive maps of the entire Conestoga Trail, with landviews, topos, streets, zoom in and out, etc.

Check it out at


Excellent photos of the CTS from Holtwood to Tucquan Glen with hiking review


Section A between Pine hill road and Erb's covered bridge closed due a change in landowners. Do not tresspass on this section as you may be prosecuted! Click for detour route.



Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run(50k) (York & Lancaster Counties)2016:

Are you up to the challenge? Listed as one of the 12 toughest trail runs in the U.S.A.

Now offering a 25 k, starting at Susquehanna state park!

Sign up at www.kta-hike.org

For results from 2014- visit http://www.kta-hike.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=53&Itemid=85


The dam at Speedwell Forge Lake has been rebuilt and the lake restored.

Public access in the area of the dam has not yet been restored. DEtour onto Zartman Mill Road to Rte 501, to get around this bottleneck.