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      The pride of the park is a rocky spine of boulders called Money Rocks, so-named because farmers in the Pequea Valley allegedly hid cash among the rocks. The ridge offers beautiful views of farmland, towns, and distant wooded hills. Cockscomb is another appropriately named outcropping of rocks a bit farther along the ridge. In the winter, the view from this precipice is equal to that of Money Rocks.

      The Money Rocks Overlook Hiking Trail follows a line of spectacular boulders overlooking some cliffs. The rocks are patched with lichens, mosses, and ferns. Black birch trees dominate the surrounding woodland with a thick understory of mountain laurel, Pennsylvania's state flower. Ruffed grouse, the state bird, also lives here.

      The Welsh Mountains harbor the second-largest continuous forest left in Lancaster County, superseded only by Furnace Hills. Money Rocks County Park preserves a nice part of that forest, which is in various stages of natural plant succession. A network of mining and logging dirt roads makes much of this wooded park accessible to nature lovers.
      NOTE: ONLY THE BLAZED TRAILS ARE SANCTIONED! There are many side trails in this region, most of them overgrown. Please stay off of these trails and allow them to "return to nature". Hopefully SAMBA and the Lancaster County Conservancy will get together and coordinate some much-needed trail work!
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      Open on Jul 29, 2018
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #4,343
      State Ranking
      #56
      Trails
      35
      Total Distance
      15 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      2,430 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,105 ft
      Total Vertical
      494 ft
      Reports
      85
      Photos
      1
      Ridden Counter
      198

      Photos of Welsh Mountain Preserve Mountain Bike

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      Feb 15, 2018 @ 4:18pm
      Feb 15, 2018
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      user #1620234BrandonRidesABiketrailOrange Connector Trail North (orange blaze)Took care of the trees blocking the orange blaze.
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 6:34pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      user #983816weaverlandbikepark360trailWest TrailWhen riding this trail from "Galt Road" look...
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 6:56pm
      Jun 21, 2018
      user #983816weaverlandbikepark360trailOrange Connector Trail South (orange blaze)single track... Connects to downhill Trail
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 6:51pm
      Jun 21, 2018
      user #983816weaverlandbikepark360trailCockscomb Loop (lower) (red blaze)Best climb up to money rocks Outlook...or to top
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 6:49pm
      Jun 21, 2018
      user #983816weaverlandbikepark360trailCockscomb Loop (erosion) (red blaze)Old school downhill Trail. "Watch for those...
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 6:48pm
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