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!"
Due to the aftermath of the snow storm, the Heritage Rail Trail hike on 1/31/16 is cancelled. A group of club members will be hiking in the Masonic Village Area. It will be an easy 4 to 5 mile hike along roadways and walking paths. Many of the paths are known to be plowed. Participants are meeting at the Amtrak Station parking lot in Elizabethtown at 2 PM.
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
Excellent photos of the CTS from Holtwood to Tucquan Glen with hiking review
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 Photos of the Dam reconstruction at the Link above.