The Enola Low-Grade Trail (formerly the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail) is open for 23 miles between Safe Harbor and the tracks near Upper Valley Road in Atglen. Though technically the corridor is open, each township manages its own section and trail conditions may vary among them. In some places there is heavy ballast and wide tires are recommended if you're biking. In other places the trail has been improved with crushed limestone.
The trail follows an abandoned right-of-way of the old Enola Low Grade Railroad, one of several branch lines of the Pennsylvania Railroad that linked Atglen with the Harrisburg area. Between Safe Harbor and Harrisburg, the rail line followed the Susquehanna River.
The Martic Forge trestle is currently closed but there are plans to renovate it as a crossing. You can detour around the trestle by taking SR 324 (Marticville Road) south to River Road and the turn onto Colmanville Church Road. There is also a detour around Route 222 near Quarryville; plans are in the works to build a pedestrian bridge over the highway. You will encounter other road crossings where tunnels or bridges have been ordered to be removed.
For trail updates and conditions call the local township managers.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at the intersection of State Route 324 (Marticville Road) and Red Hill Road. In Eden Township park off Bushong Road. In Conestoga Township there is access with paved parking and an informational kiosk at the end of Colemanville Church Rd (north of the trail). Additional trail acces with parking includes Sigman, Hollow, Fairview, Bushong and Georgetown Rds.
I rode yesterday with my 20 month Daughter in a bike trailer. We started in Quarryville and headed west. The 3/4" crushed stone made for a bumpy ride. I hope that it will break in as time goes on and smooth out. There was a very brief section of compacted ...
Lack of knowledge will ruin the experience
It is funny to me to read all of these reviews by trail users who seem to expect perfection on public-funded trails, especially those that are former railroads embroiled in political discourse. Several towns did not want this trail built, so what users ...
Better on a mountain bike
My wife and I decided to try out this trail on sunday it was such a lovely day, I read the reviews and did not have high hopes she rides a hybrid and I ride a mountain bike I set tire pressure at 30psi, we parked at Marticville rd & 324 we headed east ...