- TRAILS - MODERATE
- SCENIC OVERLOOK
Clark Nature Preserve
Lancaster County Conservancy Nature Preserve and hiking trails
Formerly three separate nature preserves known as House Rock, Reed Run, and Pequea South, Clark Nature Preserve was created and named in 2021 in honor and recognition of an extraordinary gift by the Clark Associates Charitable Foundation, in celebration of the Clark Associates’ 50th Anniversary.
This preserve highlights a variety of native species including oaks, blueberries, ferns, and other acidic loving plants on scenic wooded slopes. There are areas that are an experimental American chestnut planting in partnership with the American Chestnut Foundation. Some unique features of this preserve is Wind Cave (also known as Cold Cave for consistent near freezing temperatures year-round), one of the largest tectonic (fault) caves in the eastern United States. The Clark nature Preserve features a combination of forest and field habitats that attract white-tailed deer and wild turkeys Three beautiful river hills streams, House Rock Run, 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.
This trail links to the Conestoga Trail System. Accessing House Rock Overlook: 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.
Parking: Parking is limited in certain areas. Parking area available at the end of House Rock 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.
370 House Rock Rd, Pequea, PA 17565