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

Northern Central Rail-Trail - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

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

Distance

40.71 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1604 ft Gain

Type

Point-to-Point

Activities

Cycling, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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