Our Work

House Rock Universal Access Loop

Lancaster County Conservancy

CLIENT

Pequea, Pennsylvania

LOCATION

Non-Profit

CLIENT TYPE

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Developed conceptual design
  • Preliminary opinion of cost
  • Detail planning and design
  • Pre-permitting project management

PROJECT ELEMENTS

  • Protected meadow site
  • Aggregate trails
  • Universal access loop

PROJECT DETAILS

 Penn Trails was selected by the Lancaster County Conservancy to complete a conceptual design and subsequent detailed design plan set for House Rock, a preserve owned by the Conservancy that had previously been open to the public but lacked infrastructure to allow for hiking (aside from an existing connector to the regional Conestoga Trail).

Initial conceptual design work took place in early 2020, designing the 1-mile universal access loop after consultation with the Conservancy to identify site priorities and objectives. With a gentle rolling topography and few obstacles, the site is an ideal location for a universal access trail to connect the existing parking lot to beautiful view sheds of the Susquehanna River and the Conestoga Trail. Included in the design were considerations for maintenance and ADA hunting access. This project is currently in progress and will be taken through the detail design phase with the production of a plan set for permitting and construction purposes.