Conewago Recreation Trail

The Conewago Recreation Trail follows the Conewago Creek through northwestern Lancaster County. It connects to the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail to the east, just north of Elizabethtown. In the future, the trail may connect to the Northwest River Trail near the Susquehanna River in at Falmouth.

Highlands Trail Route

The Highlands Trail follows the entire 5-mile length of the Conewago Recreation Trail from Mount Joy Township southwest to West Donegal Township.


The trail is constructed primarily of crushed stone, except in a sloped section that intersects with Mill Road in Aberdeen where the trail is paved. This multi-use rail trail has level and well graded surfaces.

Average Slope: 0.5%; Maximum Slope: 10.5%

The Conewago Trail is owned and managed by Lancaster County.┬áMore information about this trail is available at the County’s website.

Access Points

The Conewago Trail can be accessed at the following areas:

  • Route 230 Trailhead, just north of Elizabethtown
  • Parking area on west side of Hershey Road/Route 743

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