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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 The Welsh Mountains harbor the second-largest continuous forest left in Lancaster County, superseded only by Furnace Hills.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 Jul 16, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      44
      Trails Mountain Bike
      44
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      43
      Trails Trail Running
      41
      Trails Horse
      9
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      3,581 ft
      Total Vertical
      548 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,105 ft
      Reports
      138
      Photos
      33
      Ridden Counter
      1,607

      Photos of Welsh Mountain Preserve Mountain Bike

      17 |
      May 30, 2022 @ 12:00pm
      May 30, 2022
      trail: Buzzard
      17 |
      Apr 26, 2022 @ 6:11am
      Apr 26, 2022
      69 |
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 12:29pm
      Jun 25, 2021
      trail: Buzzard
      40 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:36am
      Jun 11, 2020
      94 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:35am
      Jun 11, 2020
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      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:35am
      Jun 11, 2020
      86 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:34am
      Jun 11, 2020
      48 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 9:29am
      Jun 11, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1337060RDSmtbikerupdatetrailOrange Connector Trail South (orange blaze) and 5 more
      Jul 28, 2022 @ 12:51pm
      Jul 28, 2022
      user #2385777AspenphotoaddreportAccess (blue blaze) and 7 more
      Jul 8, 2022 @ 7:28pm
      Jul 8, 2022
      user #2385777AspenphotowishlistregionWelsh Mountain Preserve
      Jul 6, 2022 @ 6:49am
      Jul 6, 2022
      user #1337060RDSmtbikeraddtrailDead End and 1 more
      Jun 13, 2022 @ 4:21pm
      Jun 13, 2022
      user #1337060RDSmtbikerupdatetrailConnector 1 and 6 more
      Jun 13, 2022 @ 3:40pm
      Jun 13, 2022

      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 #2168138BackroadsmtbtrailSouthern TraverseTrixy, looks like you and I are the only ones...
      Jun 30, 2021 @ 8:21pm
      Jun 30, 2021
      user #763299trixytrailPRIVATE PROPERTY - dead end at pavilionOld ATV trail to Mount Hope church and Meeting...
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 9:06am
      Jun 1, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4420 miles3,583 ft11 miles548 ft
      #4,962#2,184331381629
      E-Bike33 miles135 ft5,069 ft125 ft
      #3,583#7451214
      Hike4320 miles3,579 ft11 miles548 ft
      #4,165#2,036136118
      Trail Running4119 miles3,363 ft10 miles548 ft
      #4,164#2,0341368
      Horse97 miles463 ft3 miles541 ft
      #602#40794
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