In May, we went out to York, Pennsylvania, for my cousin's wedding and we took advantage of some free time in the morning to get in a hike before the ceremony!
For some more information about the park and to get a trail map, click here.
Rocky Ridge Park is a 750-acre park with over 12 miles of trails. We stayed on the eastern half of the park. The park is bisected by these enormous power lines; it was a little weird to hear the loud buzzing of the electrical lines in the parking lot, but once we got on the trails, we didn't even notice them anymore. I was really struck by how quiet and peaceful this park was.
We walked down to the south observation tower, which has a nice view of the York Valley.
From there, we took part of a perimeter trail and then went onto some interior trails. Some of the paths were wide, but at some points the trails got very narrow. There were some areas of stone-laden paths, so we had to watch our footing.
I can't speak for all the trails, but the ones we went on were fairly level, with some small areas of decent inclines and descents.
We finished our hike by heading to the north observation tower, which has views of the Susquehanna Valley (and the power lines). I really liked these observation points; it's nice to be in the forest, but I loved these wide open spaces that let you see for miles and miles.