Conewago Trail, Middletown, Lancaster County


Directions: Head East on Route 230 out of Middletown.  Keep going straight for about 5 miles.  Trailhead parking is on the left after the Getty Mart.  If you hit Elizabethtown you went too far.  If you see a farm with a camel grazing in the pasture you are very close.

Trail Information: The Conewago Trail is 5 miles, but links directly into the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail which is a straight shot to Mount Gretna.  The PA Horseshoe Trail also links into this network creating literally hundreds of miles of trails.  Nice, flat surface for running.

Miscellaneous Information: In 2002 and 2003 several women were attacked along the Conewago Trail.  While there have not been any further attacks it is still wise to run with a partner.

Nathan Hackman
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There's a great trail  starting just outside Middletown, PA. It's called the Conewago Trail and runs 5 miles. The trail is marked every 1/2 mile. I understand the trail is much further than 5 miles, but unmarked and tends to become narrow due to overgrowth of foliage.

Diane M. Christ