Mason-Dixon Trail: Wrightsville to High Point Scenic Vista
ElevationAscent: 699' 213 m
Descent: -219' -67 m
High: 718' 219 m
Low: 236' 72 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
Popular runs nearby
Observation Tower Loop
1.7 mi 2.8 km • Loop • 265 ft Ascent 80.91 m Ascent
Balanced Rock Loop
3.3 mi 5.3 km • Loop • 98 ft Ascent 29.84 m Ascent
Mason Dixon Trail: Lock 12 Shuttle
5.1 mi 8.2 km • Point to Point • 993 ft Ascent 302.63 m Ascent
Camp Mack Loop
5.7 mi 9.2 km • Loop • 1,055 ft Ascent 321.51 m Ascent
Boyd Big Tree Loop Hike
4.8 mi 7.7 km • Loop • 681 ft Ascent 207.68 m Ascent
Lake Border Trail
29.7 mi 47.8 km • Loop • 1,731 ft Ascent 527.64 m Ascent
“A rolling point-to-point trail moving south along the Susquehanna River.”— Mason-Dixon Trail System
Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife
Proceed on PA624 over Kreutz Creek and past a quarry entrance. At around 0.7 miles turn left onto Lockwood Rd. After about 100 feet turn right into woods on dirt trail and begin climbing a hill via switchbacks. Great winter views of the Susquehanna River can be had at the top. From the viewpoint, you'll cross the ridgeline and descend on a long gradual slope. At the bottom, the trail parallels a stream within an area called Murphy's Hollow. A yellow-blazed side trail leads to Murphy's Hollow Parking Lot if you'd like to shorten your journey.
Cross under PA624 via a culvert large enough for pedestrians. Be advised that the water within this culvert is usually about 1 inch deep. The M-DT leaves the stream bed via several short switchbacks and then climbs via large switchbacks to reach the top of another ridge. Please stay on the trail as this area is private property, though trail users are welcome.
The trail then descends to a wet area before climbing again to reach the entrance drive for this property. Turn left and proceed to Hilt Rd.
At mile 2.5, cross Hilt Rd. and proceed via switchbacks into York County Heritage High Point Scenic Park. After leaving the woods the trail ascends to "High Point" with scenic views up and down the Susquehanna River. After enjoying the views, descend to the parking area at around mile 3.6 and the end of this section of the trail.
Land Manager: York County, PA - Parks and Recreation