The Turkey Hill Trail is known for being secluded, yet it offers spectacular views and unique features. Along the 6-mile loop, hikers will pass through the largest pawpaw patch north of the 39th latitude, see the most important migration stop for shorebirds in the state, overlook an operational landfill, and stand near the base of the two Turkey Hill Dairy Windmills. The trail passes over crushed gravel and through meadows and woods, with the terrain at the beginning being the most challenging as there are a few steep inclines. There is also a section that passes over Mann’s Run, requiring hikers to get their feet wet. Bring appropriate footwear and carry drinking water.

Parking and Trail Access
To get to the trailhead, take PA Route 999 (Blue Rock Road) west to River Road in Washington Borough. Go left (southeast) for approximately 1.5 miles. Directions can also be found by typing “Turkey Hill Overlook Trail” into a web browser, by using the address (2501 River Road, Conestoga, PA 17516), or by using the coordinates (39.966034,-76.456160). Note: The Turkey Hill Trail connects to the Enola Low Grade Trail.

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