Information about a local rail trail
LOCATION: 99 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545
Click below for driving directions.
Looking for a new place to run? This rail trail has been on my to-do list because it’s near Spooky Nook. My son has been practicing lacrosse there so I was eager to check it out. The Lancaster Junction Rail Trail is one of the many convenient rail trails we have in our area.
I love rail trails. I cannot get lost, I enjoy running out and back, and I enjoy the softer surface. This trail is about 2.5 miles one way, so I would not suggest doing all of your long run here. Crushed stone surfaces are not ideal for shorter speed intervals, but they are great for easy runs, recovery days, and the occasional tempo run. Most rail trails have unique features that keep them interesting and they are very user friendly. This rail trail even has a bathroom at the parking area.
Do you like running on rail trails? Check out my other blog post about local rail trails: https://run717.com/2019/05/16/enola-low-grade-rail-trail-manor-township/