Hike, Bike, or Run the Northern Central Rail Trail to York Country Heritage Trail

Rate this Adventure Northern Central Rail-Trail

Miles and miles of paved trail take you on a journey through some of Maryland's finest landscapes. 

Park in the lot off of Paper Mill Road to access the trail (see map). This trail is accessible year round, is shared by hikers, runners, bikers, and equestrians, and is dog-friendly. It can get crowded on the weekends. 

Photos: JR P

Pack List

  • Good shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks/lunch
  • Sun protection
  • Layers
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RT Distance 40.71 Miles
Elevation Gain 1604 Feet
Activities Cycling, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Point-to-Point
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

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