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      This region is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

      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.

      Money Rocks Trail at Money Rocks Park View overlooking Money Rocks Park Lichens on rocks
      These lines of boulders are spectacular. 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      The Welsh Mountains harbor the second-largest continuous forest left in Lancaster County, superseded only by Furnace Hills.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.
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      Stats

      Trails
      40
      Total Distance
      37.1 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7.9 miles
      Total Descent
      3,112 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,093 ft
      Total Vertical
      481 ft
      Reports
      1
      Ridden Counter
      15

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