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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
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  • Other Other
      This area is owned and maintained by two separate entities. The pride of Money Rocks County 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 The Welsh Mountains harbor the second-largest continuous forest left in Lancaster County, superseded only by Furnace Hills.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 trails make much of this wooded park accessible to nature lovers. 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". Due to an old liability law, all trails are "unsanctioned", use at your own risk.

      The Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve has an abundance of rare ferns and wildflowers, including carrion flower, pink lady slipper, striped wintergreen, white Campion, and many more. ! PLEASE STAY ON ESTABLISHED TRAILS !! The Preserve has designated hunting hunting zones where all Pennsylvania Game Commission Rules and Regulations apply.

      Hopefully SAMBA, Lancaster County Parks & Recreation, and the Lancaster County Conservancy will get together and coordinate some much-needed trail work!
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: Money Rocks County Park
      Welsh Mountain Preserve Parking google parking directions
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 2, 2019 ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      SAMBA
      (sambabiker.com)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #4,320
      State Ranking
      #62
      Trails (view details)
      37
      Trails Mountain Bike
      37
      Trails Hike
      37
      Trails Trail Running
      36
      Trails Horse
      2
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      3,556 ft
      Total Vertical
      548 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,105 ft
      Reports
      103
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      469

      Photos of Welsh Mountain Preserve Mountain Bike

      14 |
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 1:44pm
      Sep 22, 2019
      trail: Buzzard
      4 |
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 4:42pm
      Sep 8, 2019
      trail: Buzzard
      10 |
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 2:46pm
      Sep 8, 2019
      trail: Buzzard
      15 |
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 1:44am
      Jul 2, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Spring
      Jun 13, 2019 @ 9:19am
      Jun 13, 2019
      UnknownRDSmtbiker
      Ironhorse Trail (blue blaze)
      Jun 5, 2019 @ 8:54pm
      Jun 5, 2019
      WetRDSmtbikerA couple sections are always wet and...
      Cockscomb Trail (lower)
      May 16, 2019 @ 6:01pm
      May 16, 2019
      UnknownRDSmtbikerMajor Water drainage issue, standing...
      Access (blue blaze)
      May 11, 2019 @ 10:58am
      May 11, 2019
      VariableHerbnLegend
      Green Connector Trail (green blaze)
      May 11, 2019 @ 10:58am
      May 11, 2019
      Prevalent MudHerbnLegend
      South Access
      May 11, 2019 @ 10:58am
      May 11, 2019
      UnknownHerbnLegend
      connector
      May 11, 2019 @ 10:58am
      May 11, 2019
      UnknownHerbnLegend
      Original MTB
      Apr 12, 2019 @ 7:05am
      Apr 12, 2019
      DrytrixyCleaned spring 2019. Watch for loose rocks.
      Eroded Downhill
      Apr 12, 2019 @ 7:03am
      Apr 12, 2019
      DrytrixyCleaned and open spring 1019
      Southern Traverse
      Apr 12, 2019 @ 7:00am
      Apr 12, 2019
      Drytrixy Magic carpet!

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1603439Zinger16addphoto in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, United States
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 1:44pm
      Sep 22, 2019
      user #1603439Zinger16riddentrailCockscomb Loop (upper) (red blaze)
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 2:30pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      user #1337060RDSmtbikerriddentrailold ATV and 1 more
      Sep 19, 2019 @ 6:01pm
      Sep 19, 2019
      user #1862812Rob1183riddentrailConnector 3
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:27pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      user #763299trixyaddphoto in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States and 1 more
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 2:46pm
      Sep 8, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #763299trixytrailEastern Ridge Connector (not blazed)A short 2 way trail
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 10:40am
      Sep 2, 2019
      user #763299trixytrailWestern Ridge Connector (not blazed)A short steep DH trail with some lose rocks.
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 10:39am
      Sep 2, 2019
      user #763299trixytrailConnector 3A good downhill extension bellow Original MTB....
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 10:38am
      Sep 2, 2019
      user #763299trixytrailnoWe blocked it...but need to block more in this...
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 6:50pm
      Jun 10, 2019
      user #763299trixytrailGault Rd. to 897 parkingThis trail was cleaned up June 2019...
      Jun 8, 2019 @ 6:22pm
      Jun 8, 2019

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      Hopewell Furnace 2 8 114.8 km

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