Lake Galena Hike and Bike Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Lake Galena Hike and Bike Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Britain Township, Pennsylvania 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.

6.0 miles 257 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

walking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Walked the full loop. Was a bunch of fun. Took out the family.

Easy trail with much paving.

2 months ago

Really nice routeZ just a little over grown in some areas. Will def do again!

walking
3 months ago

Very easy loop.

walking
3 months ago

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.

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walking
6 months ago

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.

walking
6 months ago

Lovely walk yesterday, got a little too busy, but then it was the first day for weeks that the sun came out!

hiking
7 months ago

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.

walking
11 months ago

Great walk on a paved path.
Can be really crowded on nice days.

hiking
11 months ago

1 year ago

Fun trail, nice ride on a hybrid.

canoeing
1 year ago

This is great place for kayaking!

mountain biking
1 year ago

Awesome for a nice bike ride. The lake is gorgeous especially in the fall!!

road biking
1 year ago

Nice walk, family friendly and crowded at times. Paved walkway, kayak/canoe launches, fishing, picnicking, etc.

hiking
1 year ago

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 :)

walking
2 years ago

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.

hiking
2 years ago

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.

walking
2 years ago

My family and I went for a walk here and it's very nice. Not really what I was looking for tho.