Pinnacle Overlook Nature Preserve

County: Lancaster 

Size: 139 Acres 

Activities: Walking, Hiking, Picnics 


This Pinnacle Overlook Nature Preserve is situated within the Susquehanna Riverlands. Named for the 380-ft high Pinnacle Overlook, it offers panoramic views of Lake Aldred, one of the widest points along the Susquehanna River. The preserve is characterized by rocky outcroppings and hardwood forests, and is a popular destination for photographers.

The preserve features a network of nearly 3 miles of hiking trails, varying from moderate to difficult. Additionally, hikers are able to access Kellys Run and Tucquan Glen & Pyfer Nature Preserves from the overlook via the Conestoga Trail, which runs 14.3 miles from Holtwood to Pequea. 

Access & Parking: 

From Lancaster and PA 324, turn left onto River Road. After about 5 miles, turn right onto Pinnacle Road. From York and PA 372, turn left on River Road and then left onto Pinnacle Road. 

Amenities: Picnic tables, parking area 

Photo courtesy: Joe Hainey
Photo courtesy: Mark Boyd