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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 The Welsh Mountains harbor the second-largest continuous forest left in Lancaster County, superseded only by Furnace Hills.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 Status
      Open as of Jul 17, 2021
      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
      120
      Photos
      31
      Ridden Counter
      1,285

      Photos of Welsh Mountain Preserve Mountain Bike

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      Jun 25, 2021 @ 12:29pm
      Jun 25, 2021
      trail: Buzzard
      16 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:36am
      Jun 11, 2020
      65 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:35am
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      59 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:35am
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      60 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:34am
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      32 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:29am
      Jun 11, 2020
      37 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:28am
      Jun 11, 2020
      23 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:28am
      Jun 11, 2020

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      user #763299trixycommenttrailOutward Slope and 2 more
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 12:09pm
      Jul 9, 2021
      user #2190722Breeze510addphoto in New Holland, Pennsylvania, United States
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 12:29pm
      Jun 25, 2021
      user #1337060RDSmtbikerupdatetrailCockscomb Loop (erosion) (red blaze) and 3 more
      Jun 9, 2021 @ 5:26pm
      Jun 9, 2021
      user #763299trixycommenttrailPRIVATE PROPERTY - dead end at pavilion
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 9:06am
      Jun 1, 2021
      user #2498054jurassicparkwishlisttrailGreen Connector Trail (green blaze)
      Apr 30, 2021 @ 10:30am
      Apr 30, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #763299trixytrailIronhorse Trail (blue blaze)Clean n Clear July 2021
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 12:12pm
      Jul 9, 2021
      user #763299trixytrailCockscomb Trail (lower)Clean n Clear July 2021
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 12:09pm
      Jul 9, 2021
      user #763299trixytrailOutward SlopeClear n clean July 2021
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 12:09pm
      Jul 9, 2021
      user #763299trixytrailPRIVATE PROPERTY - dead end at pavilionOld ATV trail to Mount Hope church and Meeting...
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 9:06am
      Jun 1, 2021
      user #763299trixytrailNirvanaConnector to Narvon RD, rideable in both...
      Mar 26, 2021 @ 11:10am
      Mar 26, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3918 miles2,812 ft8 miles548 ft
      #5,078#2,322311201470
      E-Bike33 miles118 ft4,797 ft121 ft
      #1,601#3951042
      Hike4320 miles3,635 ft10 miles548 ft
      #4,462#2,20111882
      Trail Running4019 miles3,409 ft10 miles548 ft
      #4,464#2,2011183
      Horse97 miles443 ft3 miles538 ft
      #317#24196
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