View from "House Rock" on the Conestoga Trail System looking south towards the "Pinnacle Overlook"
Welcome to the Website
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!"
A message from Joan Drake:
Due to a lack of flowers I am canceling the Shenks Ferry wildflower walk scheduled for this Saturday. I still plan to lead the one on the 18th of April.
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
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
Note !!!!!!! These maps were created when the detour route was in place due to Construction at the Holtwood power plant.
The Route from the Holtwood arboreteum to the Norman wood Bridge, goes thru the wood where on the map you see the "tailing Pond'.
We will post accurate GPS maps as soon as we have the opportunity to Collect the data for the route.
Excellent photos of the CTS from Holtwood to Tucquan Glen with hiking review
Pinetown Road Covered Bridge has been reopened! No need To Detour.
Hike & Ultra Trail Run (York & Lancaster Counties)2014:
Are you up to the challenge? Listed as one of the 12 toughest trail runs in the U.S.A.
Sign up at www.kta-hike.org
A strenuous 26 miles on the Mason/Dixon and Conestoga Trail was held again in Sept.2013.
For results from 2012- visit http://www.kta-hike.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=53&Itemid=85
The Conestoga trail has been located adjacent to Speedwell forge lake for Twenty ++ years. Huricane Irene and Tropical storm Lee, damaged the dam and spillway forcing the PF&BC to draw down the Lake for Safety reasons.
You can help restore the dam with a contribution or the Purchase of a Tee shirt.