Northern Extension

 

Northern Extension of the Heritage Rail Trail

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A guide for the geologic tourist to the Northern Extension of the York County Heritage Rail Trail

The Northern Extension of the Heritage Rail Trail extends over 4 miles from John Rudy County Park to the Rt. 30 parking lot. Future plans involve connecting it to the Heritage Rail Trail County Park at the Colonial Courthouse in York, PA.    

This section of trail (blacktop & stone) is open to hikers and bikers.  Horses are prohibited on the Northern Extension of the Heritage Rail Trail.


The next phase (scheduled to be completed in 2016) will extend the rail trail to Colonial Court House in York. Once that is completed, there will be over 27 miles of rail trail, starting in John Rudy County Park to the Maryland line. 

 
Once at the Maryland line, users can enjoy another 21 miles of the Torrey C. Brown Trail, which is part of the Maryland State Park System.

Parking Lots

In John Rudy County Park - Address: 400 Mundis Race Road, York PA  17406.  Directions:  From Rt. 30 follow North Sherman Street 2.2 miles to the next traffic light. Turn right for .1 miles.  Turn left at the next light continuing on North Sherman Street.  Turn left on Mundis Race Road.  Turn right at the first parking entrance.  Trailhead is in the stone parking lot that is straight ahead. Horses are prohibited in John Rudy County Park and on the Northern Extension of the Heritage Rail Trail.

Rt. 30 Parking lot - Directions: From Rt. 30 turn onto Loucks Mill Rd.  Parking lot is 100 yards head on your right.