Lake Galena Hike and Bike Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Britain Township, PA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
I walked the full circuit of Lake Galena just yesterday, which was a beautiful fall day. Being a Wednesday morning, and very warm, it was a quiet, peaceful, & enjoyable walk. Highly recommended to all, if you have the opportunity to take it in.
Walked the full loop. Was a bunch of fun. Took out the family.
Easy trail with much paving.
Really nice routeZ just a little over grown in some areas. Will def do again!
Very easy loop.
Always an easy visit for us whenever we have a free weekend. Nice photo-ops in every season. The trail area near the kayak/boat rentals, the dam, sailors point and the nature center bridge tend to get a lot of traffic (pedestrian/bikes). The remaining 3 miles or so is much more peaceful and mostly shaded. That section also has two areas of 8% grade. There is also a bird habitat area and nature trails near the Chapman Road/ Nature Center parking area. A blue heron was hanging out there last weekend around sunset. Kayaking, sailing, row boats, paddle boats and paddle boards are other activities you will see on the water here. You can rent by half hour/ hour/ day or bring your own.
Very clean, easy, trail. Kid and pet friendly. Plus, they even have a bunch of grills and picnic tables all around the lake for public use. I've only given 3 stars because the trail is a little boring as far as sights go BUT the park as a whole deserves a 5/5. I am there with my family about 4 times a month.
Lovely walk yesterday, got a little too busy, but then it was the first day for weeks that the sun came out!
I've done this loop 4 or 5 times this year and have found it to be closer to 6 miles than 7. I like that you can get off the paved trail on the side of the lake opposite the main park entrance and the trail through the woods is pretty well marked with stakes and ribbons where it's not obvious from the foot/bike traffic.
Great walk on a paved path.
Can be really crowded on nice days.
Fun trail, nice ride on a hybrid.
This is great place for kayaking!
Awesome for a nice bike ride. The lake is gorgeous especially in the fall!!
Nice walk, family friendly and crowded at times. Paved walkway, kayak/canoe launches, fishing, picnicking, etc.
I love Peace Valley Park, but know this is not a hike, but more of a long walk at 6 miles. It is all a paved trail looping around the lake. It's a great place to go for a nice, scenic long walk and enjoy the lake and sunshine! Also a great place to bike ride, as it is all paved trail, but does have an 8% grade hill in it, so just be aware :)
I hadn't been here in 20 years, and was happy to find it is still a beautiful place to take a walk. The trail is a 6 mile paved path. The trail is perfect for walking, running and biking. Boat rentals are also available.
I have lived close by this park almost all my life. It gives some good woods hiking options (low difficulty) and calm, easy walking by the lake. There is a marina that rents a few different types of boats and a family picnic area by the lake, and nature trails all around ranging from easy to moderate. Stay on the southwest end for scenic views and easy paved trail walking, and go northeast for the more woodsy trails.
My family and I went for a walk here and it's very nice. Not really what I was looking for tho.