Enola Low Grade Trail

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The Enola Low-Grade Trail (formerly the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail) is open for nearly 29 miles in disconnected segments between the Susquehanna River and Atglen 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.

Its newest addition, which opened in August 2013, 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. Conestoga and Manor townships hope to one day refurbish the bridge into a pedestrian crossing to link the rail-trail segments on either side of the river.


Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at many points along the trail, listed here west to east:

  • Manor Township: a new trailhead with spaces for about 60 cars is accessible from Route 441 at the base of Turkey Point.
  • Conestoga Township: parking and an informational kiosk are available at the end of Colemanville Church Road (north of the trail)
  • Martic Township: at the intersection of State Route 324 (Marticville Road) and Red Hill Road
  • Eden Township: off Bushong Road.
  • Quarryville: a trailhead with parking is available at Fairview Road just west off of Route 222



Gorgeous River Views

   November, 2016 by cynthiaswankvb

If you're a River Girl like me, you'll really appreciate the miles of gorgeous views as you walk out & back this trail, no matter how far you decide to go. Though there can be a lovely breeze off of the water, there is no shade along this path, so take ...read more


   November, 2016 by joepickleball_tl

Started at trail spur at Coleman Church road. Newly redone trestle bridge is very nice. The 2.8 mile crushed stone surface to the undone trestle bridge at Safe Harbor Dam is tricky at times. Lovely views. read more

So much potential

   October, 2016 by joelkring

Started at Quarryville and rode west, we were hoping that the trail had been improved beyond the Quarryville section, it hadn't. Beside the rough trail surface, there is now vegetation growing over much of the trail. There is a trail under construction ...read more