Steinman Run Nature Preserve

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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This lovely hike follows the blue-blazed trail from the parking area along Trout Run to Clear view Road. After crossing Clear view Road, the trail climbs and descends into Steinman Run, which it follows for half a mile before returning to Clear view Road. Crossing the road, it climbs to a high point before descending 0.5 mile to the parking area. Steinman Run Nature Preserve is a 245-acre tract of wildland that is protected by the Lancaster County Conservancy. This very beautiful hike provides one of those experiences that make you glad for the conservancy’s efforts. In the spring and summer it is rich with birdlife and wildflowers. During autumn the preserve is a great place to take in the fall colors. And if there is enough snow in the winter the trail is suitable for cross-country skiing. Please do your part for helping to keep the experience pleasant for others by staying on the main trail (there are plenty of deer trails), picking up trash, and refraining from crossing onto private land especially in the area of Trout Run.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg

by Matt Willen (Menasha Ridge Press)

This lovely hike follows the blue-blazed trail from the parking area along Trout Run to Clear view Road. After crossing Clear view Road, the trail climbs and descends into Steinman Run, which it follows for half a mile before returning to Clear view Road. Crossing the road, it climbs to a high point before descending 0.5 mile to the parking area.

Steinman Run Nature Preserve is a 245-acre tract of wildland that is protected by the Lancaster County Conservancy. This very beautiful hike provides one of those experiences that make you glad for the conservancy’s efforts. In the spring and summer it is rich with birdlife and wildflowers. During autumn the preserve is a great place to take in the fall colors. And if there is enough snow in the winter the trail is suitable for cross-country skiing. Please do your part for helping to keep the experience pleasant for others by staying on the main trail (there are plenty of deer trails), picking up trash, and refraining from crossing onto private land especially in the area of Trout Run.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lancaster
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Local Contacts: Lancaster County Conservancy, 717-392-7891, lancasteronservancy.org/preserves
Local Maps: USGS Conestoga; a map is sometimes available at the parking area or can be accessed online at tinyurl.com/steinmanrunmap
Driving Directions: Directions to Steinman Run Nature Preserve

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