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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      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 The Welsh Mountains harbor the second-largest continuous forest left in Lancaster County, superseded only by Furnace Hills.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
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Land Manager: Lancaster County Conservancy and Lancaster County Parks and Recreation
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 27, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      44
      Trails Mountain Bike
      39
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      43
      Trails Trail Running
      40
      Trails Horse
      9
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      3,636 ft
      Total Vertical
      548 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,105 ft
      Reports
      123
      Photos
      30
      Ridden Counter
      1,131

      Photos of Welsh Mountain Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Buzzard
      7 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:36am
      Jun 11, 2020
      25 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:35am
      Jun 11, 2020
      28 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:35am
      Jun 11, 2020
      21 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:34am
      Jun 11, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #763299trixycommenttrailOriginal MTB
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 12:42pm
      Nov 2, 2020
      user #1337060RDSmtbikercommenttrailMidline Rock Garden
      Oct 9, 2020 @ 7:37pm
      Oct 9, 2020
      user #1337060RDSmtbikerupdatetrailConnector 2 and 3 more
      Oct 9, 2020 @ 7:17pm
      Oct 9, 2020
      user #2419292Boosted0721riddentrailWashout Trail (OSS ribbons) and 14 more
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 6:28pm
      Sep 30, 2020
      user #763299trixyaddreportBuzzard
      Sep 22, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      Sep 22, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #763299trixytrailOriginal MTBTrail Cleaned and clear Oct 2020
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 12:42pm
      Nov 2, 2020
      user #1337060RDSmtbikertrailMidline Rock GardenThis is my favorite trail in the park.
      Oct 9, 2020 @ 7:37pm
      Oct 9, 2020
      user #2168138BackroadsmtbtrailGault Rd. to Tower to 897If you havent found ‘buzzard’ or opposite...
      Aug 27, 2020 @ 8:11pm
      Aug 27, 2020
      user #1337060RDSmtbikertrailPRIVATE PROPERTY - dead end at pavilionTrail had pink ribbons and motorized vehicle...
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 5:25pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      user #1337060RDSmtbikertrailWelsh Mountain Trail (blue blaze)A section of the west part of the trail has...
      Jun 10, 2020 @ 7:56pm
      Jun 10, 2020

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      namedistance
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      Saint Peters15.4 km

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