Marsh Creek Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Downingtown, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from February until November.
Directions from Eagle, PA: Get off the PA Turnpike at Exit 23 The Downingtown Exit. Turn right (north) on SR 100 and travel 1 mile to the Eagle Tavern. The road forks in front of the tavern. Bear left and travel one block to a blinking light. Turn left on Park Road for 2 miles. Take Park Road all the way to reach the east side of the lake where the swimming pool is located.
Marsh creek was awesome. So many things to do. We brought our own kayaks but your you can show up and rent them as well as paddle boards. Bring a lunch and make a day of it! Can't wait to go back!
The first mile and a half is well maintained and has a lot of places to go in the water. Excellent for dogs. After that it's through the woods, which is generally well maintained. There was one point where the trail split and I took the way that was highlighted in red. it went through a field with crazy tall grass and not maintained at all. I would recommend taking the dotted blue portion on the way out instead.
Gods level of difficulty for 5 miles and nice hike by the water