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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.

      Money Rocks Overlook 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      The Welsh Mountains harbor the second-largest continuous forest left in Lancaster County, superseded only by Furnace Hills.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 SACTIONED! 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". There are a lot of nice, already made trails here. Hopefully SAMBA and the Lancaster County Conservancy will get together and blaze / sanction more of the trails.
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      Avg Trail Rating
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      15 miles
      Total Descent
      1 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      1,126 ft
      Total Vertical
      515 ft
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      user #1337060RDSmtbikertrailOrange Connector Trail (orange blaze)tree down blocking trail, needs a chainsaw
      Sep 8, 2017 @ 9:02pm
      Sep 8, 2017
      user #1337060RDSmtbikertrailOrange Connector Trail (orange blaze)tree down blocking trail, needs a chainsaw
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      user #1337060RDSmtbikerupdatetrailCockscomb Connector (not blazed)
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      user #1337060RDSmtbikerupdatetrailCockscomb Connector
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