Middle Creek Trail

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Elevation Gain44ft
Trailhead Elevation468ft
Elevation Min/Max460/491ft
Elevation Start/End468/468ft

Middle Creek Trail

Middle Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 468 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 44 feet. This trail connects with the following: Elders Run Trail.

Middle Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This short but pleasant hike begins by climbing a grassy hillside to a fence line that it follows to a trail in the forest. After a short level stretch, the trail descends, passes some food plots, and enters a wetlands area.

After passing through the wetlands, it reaches a clearing for picnicking, and then climbs through a field of wildflowers back to the parking lot."

"This hike follows the Middle Creek Trail along Middle Creek for just more than a mile to the junction with the Elder’s Run Trail, which it follows for another mile up to a ridge above the wildlife-management area. There it heads east on the Horse-Shoe Trail for about 1.75 miles back down to the car.

This is my favorite hike in the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. At 3.75 miles, it is a pleasant length, and it passes through some varied terrain, each with its own rewards, including the pleasant scenery of the rocky Middle Creek, some old ruins, and nice views from the Horse-Shoe Trail along the ridge. This is a nice hike for kids, and for spotting wildlife."

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Trail Information

Lancaster County
Nearby City
Middle Creek Wildlife Manage- ment Area, 717-733-1512, tinyurl.com/middlecreekwildlife
Local Contacts
USGS Richland and Womelsdorf; a map of the trails is available at the visitor center.
Local Maps

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Oct 2018