York County has some of the best bike trails around, whether you are looking for a leisurely ride or a more challenging pace. Make sure you check the conditions of the trails before you head out! You can find current weather conditions here.
Heritage Rail Trail – Take a ride alongside an active, historic rail line that once carried President Lincoln on his way to deliver the Gettysburg Address. Established in 1992, the Heritage Rail Trail County Park is 21-miles long and runs north from the Mason-Dixon line just south of New Freedom through Glen Rock, Hanover Junction, and Seven Valleys. Notable landmarks include the Howard Tunnel and the Colonial Courthouse in the City of York.
Rocky Ridge Park – Just norther east of the City of York is Rocky Ridge Park. York County's first park has some of the best views and trails for serious mountain bikers. With over 12-miles open to bikers, this is a great place to explore from two wheels.
William H. Kain Park - Kain Park consists of 1,637 acres and two lakes, Lake Williams and Lake Redman. Kain Park also offers 12-miles of riding trails for every skill level. Need a treat after your bike ride? Check out nearby Perrydell Farm Dairy for ice cream that will hit the spot.
Apollo Park - The beautiful 196-mile Mason-Dixon Trail runs through Apollo park in south-east York County. The park is a fine example of beautiful Susquehanna River hills habitat: rhododendron and mountain laurel-covered valleys that cut into sharp, heavily forested slopes falling to the river.
John C. Rudy Park – Not only is there an approximately two-mile paved loop open to biking, hiking, jogging, and rollerblading at John C. Judy Park, but also a BMX bike track. The Revolution Bike Park is run by a community-minded nonprofit committed to encouraging outdoor activity and fitness, equality, and overall well-being. They host BMX Bike competitions throughout the year. See Rudy Park from a bird's eye view in this amazing video.
Gifford Pinchot Park - The trails between the campground and the Conewago Day Use Area are for joint use by hikers, cross-country skiers, and bicycles. The Multipurpose Trail network consists of a 3.5-mile outer loop with several internal connectors. The trail surface is packed gravel, and the terrain is primarily flat with a few gentle hills. The trail is suitable for family use and most bicycles. The trail winds through woodlands and along the lakeshore and is designed for a slow, leisurely ride.
Codorus Park - In the south west corner of the county is beautiful Codorus Sate Park. The designated 195-acre Mountain Biking Area is on the northern shore of the park. The 6.5-miles of trails crisscross forests and climb short hills. Make a day of it and visit nearby Hanover for delicious food, fascinating history, and unique shopping.
Spring Valley Trail - There are over 12-miles of trails throughout the park. Horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking are permitted on all trails.