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York County Rail Trail Authority (YCRTA).

Heritage Rail Trail County Park is one of eight parks within the York County Department of Parks and Recreation and the longest non-motorized rail trail in the nation. Extending more dm twenty-one miles, the trail winds through eleven different municipalities, in the very heart of York County. This unique linear park connects the historic district of downtown York, Pennsylvania with Maryland's Northern Central Rail Trail.

The trail is a 10 foot wide compacted stone surface designed for biking, bicycling, running, horseback riding as well as winter sports such as cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. Adjacent to the trail is an active rail I 'me, the Northern Central Railway.

The park is open year round, 8:00 AM until dusk, and is patrolled by York County Park Rangers. Park regulations are posted at each parking lot. To make your visit a safer and more pleasant one, we ask that you observe these park regulations.

In case of an emergency, call 911 and ask for a park ranger.


Pets are permitted on the trail, but must be kept on a leash. Owners must clean up after their pets.

Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the trail except for the use of emergency and maintenance vehicles.


York County Parks promotes "Cary in, Cary Out" with respect to trash. Please take home what you bring.


Users must stay on the trail as property adjacent

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Webmaster Jim T.  yorkhikingclub@email.com

Oct. 11,1999