Bike along the Susquehanna River on the Northwest River Trail to see Lancaster County's beautiful great outdoors.

Northwest River Trail

Biking & Hiking in Lancaster, PA

Lancaster County's seemingly endless rolling Amish countryside back roads and scenic trails provide a backdrop for breathtaking touring.

There is no better way to soak in the scenery than by slowing down and biking or hiking the Lancaster, PA trails.

A Reverence for Nature


Grab your bike (or rent one) for a ride around the county – either on the country backroads or on one of our established bike trails. Our trails are well suited for both casual and experienced riders, and vary in distance. You’ll wind along the river, bike through lush green farmlands, and enjoy the fresh countryside air as it fills your lungs. Find more information on five great trails for your next biking adventure:

A popular option for road biking here in Lancaster County is a tour of our 29 historic covered bridges. Additional road biking options can be found on

Offering both self-guided and guided bike tours, Lititz Bike Works has routes designed for all skill levels, including novice and advanced riders. Not only do they have a variety of tours, but they also sell, service and rent bikes.

Adventure Explorations offer guided & private cycling trips complete with the bikes, snacks, handmade meals and expert guidance. Feel the wind at your back as your pedal through the beautiful countryside of Lancaster County.

Hiking and Parks

Be sure to pack your sneakers or hiking boots – adventures await in Lancaster, PA, full of great scenery and beautiful vistas.

Susquehanna Heritage is a robust resource for parks, trails and scenic overlooks along the Susquehanna River. For even more trail maps and hiking options, be sure to stop by the Columbia Crossings Visitors Center before hitting the open trail.

Lancaster County’s parks and preserves also offer trails to enjoy that are suitable for both beginners and families with smaller children, and more experience hikers.

Take a either a half day or full day hike with Adventure Explorations. Bring your friends, family, large group or just yourself! Their knowledgeable guides provide local stories and the equipment so all you have to bring is your zest for adventure!

When you’re out and about, whether hiking or biking, be sure to snap a picture or two and share using #DiscoverLancaster!

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