Boone Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Elverson, PA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
6 mile loop - blue blazes - more difficult hiking This loop trail connects all major attractions of French Creek, making it an excellent route to see the park. Start your trip at Hopewell Lake Boat Launch parking lot, Group Tenting Areas 13-18, campground contact station, or Hopewell Furnace Visitor Center (using connector trails). Several portions are steep and rocky, so wear sturdy shoes. It is closed to mountain bikes around Hopewell Lake.
Moderate trail. Fairly well marked. The trail has been re routed in a few spots. But overall a good hiking trail.
This was a beautiful trail. The pictures were in my stolen camera so I almost forgot the trip to this park.
I did this last July. It was hot, but the lakes were beautiful. There were a lot of other hikers, so I guess it must be a local favorite.
Moderate difficulty. Very Scenic.
Really nice hike yesterday. The lady and I decided to follow the Boone trail after getting a little lost and taking the long way to the Furnace village of the park. Decent lunch view at Scotts Run lake. Definitely want to head back and do a little more exploring
My dog and I hit the trails and decided on the longer 6+ mile Blue trail (for most of the Hike). We parked in the main parking lot and went in a counter-clockwise direction. The first 1/3 of the Hike was relatively easy with little grade change and good views of Hopewell Lake. It was very busy with Family parties, Hikers, Fishers, Plenty of other Dogs with their owners, etc...Once you cross over Park Rd and the trail gets more quiet and challenging (but still very manageable). It ascends for a good bit but as you approach Scotts Run Lake it starts the descend. The trail is clearly marked, so no chance of getting lost (which i wouldn't mind and think that is part of the fun personally). I don't think my dog was up for the hike and she kept wanting to stop so I decide it was time to head back. I was a little more than half way through the Hike but noticed I could cut some time off if I came down along Scotts Run Lake and follow the stream back. On the way back I Hiked along side Scotts Run and followed the Stream back to Hopewell Lake having to find trails or make my own in many parts. There was no markings since I was off course but I stayed close to the stream knowing it would eventually lead back to the lake. Having my dog made this a little more difficult but we made it back. Great place and fun Hike. I would give it 5 Stars if it was not such a "busy" place but def. worth the trip.
totally enjoyed it...check my video on YouTube under "polishpicl". of my trek on this trail
We hiked part of the trail later in the day, and found that there was a large amount of dead-fall covering the trail from this year's ice storms and heave snow. The trail was still a lot of fun but we decided to cut it short because the dead-fall was hard to navigate at times with my toddler in a backpack. Hopefully some trail crews will be doing cleanup as the weather improves.
Beautiful park but horrible map system. Plan on getting lost at least once.
Beautiful! Fall colors were at their peak, and the hike is easy enough to be able to really appreciate them. Even on a beautiful Sunday, trail was not overly crowded until I reached the area right around Hopewell Lake. Highly recommended.