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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!"

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 (York & Lancaster Counties)2015:

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

For results from 2014- 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.

See http:/www.savespeedwell.org for information , photos and contact info.

See Photos of the Dam reconstruction at the Link above.