Description

The Enola Low-Grade Trail (formerly the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail) stretches about 29 miles from Conestoga, PA, running along the Susquehanna River, curving inland at Safe Harbor, PA, and stretching all the way to Atglen, PA in southeastern Pennsylvania. It follows an abandoned right-of-way of the old Atglen and Susquehanna Branch, one of several branch lines of the Pennsylvania Railroad that linked Atglen with the Harrisburg area.

The trail runs through several townships and each manages its own section, so trail conditions may vary among them. In some places there is heavy ballast where wide tires are recommended if you’re biking. In other places the trail has been improved with crushed limestone.

The section that runs along the Susquehanna River is a beauty with towering cliffs on one side and river vistas on the other. It extends the trail 5.25 miles further west following the Susquehanna from an old railroad trestle over the Conestoga River to Manor Township. The Safe Harbor Trestle Bridge opened in summer 2022 as a pedestrian crossing, linking two major pieces of the trail into a continuous 29-mile stretch.


Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at many points along the trail, listed here west to east:
  1. Manor Township: a new trailhead with spaces for about 60 cars is accessible from Route 441 at the base of Turkey Point.
  2. Conestoga Township: parking and an informational kiosk are available at the end of Colemanville Church Road (north of the trail)
  3. Martic Township: at the intersection of State Route 324 (Marticville Road) and Red Hill Road
  4. Eden Township: off Bushong Road.
  5. Quarryville: a trailhead with parking is available at Fairview Road just west off of Route 222

Map

Click here to download a pdf version of this map – Enola Low Grade Map pdf.