Spring Valley

York, Pennsylvania 17407

Spring Valley

Spring Valley Professional Review and Guide

"Spring Valley is the park farthest south in the York area, nestled in the rugged hills of the Lower Susquehanna Valley. The park boasts an array of amenities, including lots of open space, picnicking pavilions, a children’s Fish for Fun pond, trout fishing, and a program in July where you can learn to pan for gold (Yes, real gold.)

The East Branch of Codorus Creek that flows through the park is also heavily stocked with trout in the spring and is a hot spot during trout season. Highlights: short and exciting ride, Fish for Fun pond, trout stream, camping nearby at the Otter Creek and Pequea Campgrounds, picnicking, gold panning?!"

Spring Valley Reviews

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8/18/2006
first of all the trails have changed and the directions to the trailhead are out of date. Keep going past the pavillion on the left for another half mile or so and you will see a large parking lot on the left. The bridge over the creek is the new trailhead. (By the way plenty of parking for RV's etc). The trail itself is a fun singletrack with some wider areas. It is shared with horseback riding so watch for big piles of "mud". When it rains the lower creek trail gets very muddy but still fun. The upper trail is narrow and rocky with some challenging areas. Overall my kids (8,9) where able to handle the trails with exception of the east upper trail. It has nice challenges with rocks that leave a very narrow path and slippery ledges. Nice for beginers but can be fun for advanced also.
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Trail Information

York
Nearby City
6.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Technical Difficulty
Moderate
Physical Difficulty
30 minutes - 1.5 hours
Duration
600 feet
Trailhead Elevation
990 feet
Top Elevation
York County Parks 717-840-7440
Local Contacts
USGS Glen Rock; York County Parks Spring Valley County Park map
Local Maps