Ridley Creek State Park encompasses over 2,606 acres of Delaware County woodlands and meadows. The gently rolling terrain of the park, bisected by Ridley Creek, is only 16 miles from center city Philadelphia.
If you want a good, thorough review, see David R's. It says it all. I hike here a lot, but mostly because it is close to home and easy to get to. I have probably been on every inch of every trail here, and it's neither too difficult, or too easy ( if you work it right). A big plus on hot summer days is the Creek. Nothing is better than sitting on a rock dangling your feet into the nice cool water after (or during) a long, sweaty hike! It can be quite crowded, especially on weekends, but once you get off the trails near the multi use path, you are not likely to see as many hikers.
Michael B. on White Trail Loop
Loved it on a quiet day and beautiful weather. Great trail to jog.
I really enjoy this trial. As I am building up my endurance, I have been adding parts of other trials to lengthen my trip. I have hiked it about a dozen times over the last couple of months as it is fairly close to my home. I prefer to hike it counter clock wise. I can gauge my progress by the amount of times I have to rest on the steep hill after I pass the creek. I sometimes park at the Mansion and take the yellow trial to the white trial. This adds two miles round trip. It is also a good hike for families as there are a few bathrooms and picnic areas along the way.