Hanover Trolley Trail

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The Hanover Trolley Trail is being built along the 16-mile corridor of the York-Hanover Trolley Line that ran between the two cities in the early 1900s. Currently, about a quarter of that distance is open in two disconnected trail segments.

The section in Hanover begins at Moul Field and extends for nearly 2 miles to Gitts Run Road. A few miles northeast, another segment is open in Jackson Township, from the Spring Grove Borough/Jackson Township line for approximately a mile and a half to Martin Road. A trailhead is located along Hershey Road at about its midpoint.

Parking and Trail Access

To access the Spring Grove segment: From State Route 116, turn onto Sprenkle Road and go about 0.5 mile to Hershey Road; turn right. There is parking here. An additional small parking lot is available on the other end of this trail segment off East Constitution Avenue, just east of Hosiery Alley.

To access the Hanover section: Take Wilson Avenue to Cherry Tree Court. Go to the end of Cherry Tree. The trail goes through a farm field. Parking is available at Moul Field (off Moul Avenue).

Reviews

Great wildlife area

   May, 2013 by hmclin

Begins at a ball field on Moul Ave and continues adjacent to a creek and wetlands area with a open field on the right. The trail goes into the heart of the wetlands area creating a tunnel effect. The last hundred yards or so is surrounded on both sides ...read more

Work In Progress

   September, 2010 by jmcginnis11

First, the information given on this entry is inaccurate: currently, only two, discontinuous segments of the trail are completed, each about a mile in length. Both follow an abandoned trolley line that ran from York southwest to Spring Grove and Hanover ...read more