House Rock Nature Preserve
Lancaster County Conservancy Nature Preserve and hiking trail
House Rock Nature Preserve is comprised of 95 acres of cropland and woodland along the eastern slopes of the Susquehanna River. The woodland includes a mixture of healthy, mature dry oak, maple, tulip and beech trees. Two beautiful river hills streams, tiny Brubaker Run, and the larger Reed Run, flow through the woods of the preserve with many small waterfalls as the streams descend to the Susquehanna River.
There is an experimental American chestnut planting in partnership with the American Chestnut Foundation. This trail and preserve pays tribute to the late, Ralph H. Goodno, a past CEO of the Conservancy, who contributed to preserving natural lands within this region.
Parking: Park at the boat launch in Pequea (intersection of River Hill Rd & Pequea Blvd), cross the bridge, and then follow the orange blazes for the Conestoga Trail along Maxwell Road and then Ridge Drive before entering the woods and crossing Bridge Valley Road.
Accessing House Rock: Follow the Conestoga Trail south from the trailhead on Bridge Valley Road approximately 1.4 miles to House Rock Overlook.
Hike at your own risk. The preserve is managed by the Lancaster County Conservancy. Visit the Conservancy website at www.lancasterconservancy.org to learn more about hiking, hunting, and parking conditions and any restrictions.
House Rock Rd, Pequea, PA 17565