Middle Creek Trail

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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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.
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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.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Lancaster County
Distance: 0.3
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trailhead Elevation: 468 feet
Top Elevation: 491 feet
Elevation Min/Max: 460/491 ft
Elevation Start/End: 468/468 ft

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"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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Jun 2018