Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve Professional Review and Guide

"This beautiful hike follows the south bank of Tucquan Creek, through its glen filled with hemlock and rhododendron, to the railroad bridge at the Susquehanna River. The route crosses the creek via the bridge, ascends a short steep gulley up the escarpment, and picks up the old Tucquan Glen Road over a promontory and back down to the creek.

Certainly the jewel site of the Lancaster County Conservancy, the 336-acre Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve in Martic Township provides a gem of an excursion. Although not a long hike, you get a lot of great scenery packed into the mile-long gorge of this tributary of the Susquehanna River. The creek has understandably been designated a Pennsylvania Scenic River. The forest along the sides of the glen consist of tall mature poplars, white and pin oaks, and hickory trees. Hemlocks and rhododendrons line the banks of the steep creek as it tumbles over large boulders forming deep pools and steep drops."

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Trail Information

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1.5–2 hours
Lancaster County Conservancy, 717-392-7891, lancasterconservancy.org/preserves
Local Contacts
USGS Holtwood; a map of the preserve is available online at tinyurl.com/tucquanglenmap
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Jun 2018