Pennsylvania Hiking, Nature July 21, 2020
Tucquan Glen Loop Trail Is A Low-Key Pennsylvania Hike That Has An Amazing Payoff
We all need time to relax and recharge, and hiking offers the perfect opportunity to do just that. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just in the mood to spend some time among nature, you’ll quickly discover this low-key Pennsylvania trail offers something for everyone, from picturesque railroad tracks to a fairy-tale footbridge. It also boasts a beautiful payoff – a gorgeous waterfall.
Unplug and recharge among nature when you follow the Tucquan Glen Loop Trail, tucked in Tucquan Glen and Pyfer Nature Preserves in Lancaster.
Tallying just over 2.5 miles, the picturesque trail is considered easy for hikers of all skill levels. It will also take you out of range of cell phone service, so come prepared.
Before heading over to the nature preserve, check for
updates on the parking situation and to make sure the trail has reopened. (The parking lot has been closed due to the ongoing pandemic.)
If you can't start at the Tucquan Glen Trailhead (blue blazes), follow the orange blazes and pick up the blue trail when you come to it. (This option, however, is much more challenging.)
Bring a camera, because you'll definitely want to capture the pretty scenery along the way - a wooden footbridge, a flowing creek, and railroad tracks.
As you follow the blue blazes, you'll pass the remnants of a long-gone homestead and...
Travel along shimmering water.
Your beautiful payoff? A cascading waterfall that you just might hear before it comes into view.
Remember to leave the trail as you've found it. If you bring trash with you, take it out. Do not park along the road and respect the nature preserve, which at one point closed due to the destructive behavior of visitors.
Go here for more about
Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve.
Do you have a favorite low-key Pennsylvania hike? Tell us about it in the comments! For another short and sweet trail, set off on the
Seven Tubs Natural Area Trail in Wilkes-Barre. Address: State Rte 3017, Holtwood, PA 17532, USA
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