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Trout Run Nature Preserve

Stump Road & Pennsy Road | Martic Township


Trout Run is a part of the Lancaster County Conservancy. This 198-acre preserve features a heavily wooded ravine with more than 12 species of ferns, a colorful palette of spring-blooming wildflowers and other lush foliage that line the trail near Trout Run, which flows into the Pequea Creek. Huge boulders line each side of the stream, which is full of rapids and cascades.

This beautiful hike that takes you all along Trout Run, crossing over it in several spots. There is a spot where you cross over the run using a downed tree which has become a bit of a log jam. This can be a lot of fun if you are up for an adventure or challenging if you were just looking to go for a walk. It's not impossible to cross the stream without getting your feet wet, but it can be difficult. Parts of the trail can be quite steep and you will find yourself climbing over some slippery rocks, so this is not a hike for someone that is unstable on their feet.


Distance: 2.2 miles in and out loop

spur to Stump Rd- .4 miles one way

spur to Enola Low Grade- .8 miles one way

Time: 1 ½ -2 ½ hours

Terrain: wooded | dirt | rocks | water

Difficulty: Medium

Activities: hiking | trail running | creek stomping | leashed dogs

Trail Blaze: Blue

Parking: small lot on Pennsy | pull-off on Stump

Restrooms: no



Pennsy Road Entrance

From Lancaster take 324 South

Left when you get to a “T” in the road onto Pennsy Rd.

Trail head is on Right hand side of the street.

There is a small parking lot and a sign that says Trout Run Nature Preserve. You will need to cross over the Enola Low Grade Trail to get to the preserve.

Stump Road Entrance

From Lancaster take 324 South

Right when you come to a “T” in the road onto Pennsy Rd.

Left onto Red Hill Rd.

Left onto Stump Rd.

Trail head is on the Left hand side of the road and there is a sign that says Trout Run Nature Preserve. There is room to park on the right hand shoulder.


Nearby Hikes:

Steinman Run


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