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Decided to do the blue trail. was a little muddy after the rain. lots of interesting ruins along the trail. would definitely be going back.

on North Loop Trail

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1 month ago

Hubby needed a nice easy trail this weekend and his was perfect. Slight elevation gain / loss but relatively flat, well maintained, well marked trail. Definitely on my keep list and want to check out the other county park trails and St Peters Village too.

hiking
1 month ago

Good place to walk your dog

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2 months ago

Took Ridley Creek white trail from loop #17 to yellow trail. A connector trail off of yellow trail to various trails in Tyler. Nice and quiet....not one other hiker for 2 hours...maybe because it was 22 degrees.

Nice quiet trail, but I had difficulty reconciling the maps and trail markers.

hiking
2 months ago

Great morning to get out!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike with variety of scenery (rocks, stream crossings, etc). Be warned, if has rained heavily in past few days, many of the springs flow right down most sections of the trails. Although hiked this on cool November day, have done this in the past during Spring/Summer and would agree with other reviewers that the gnats/bugs can be pretty bad on the eastern trails of French Creek.

Made this into a larger loop by taking the first unnamed trail off to the left which returns back to main trail a little before trail to Miller's Point. This 1.9 mile section of trail is not marked at all on the French Creek State Park map, but would be worthy addition...if it only had actual blazes on it. There are very faded maroon blazes with white in center down hill of 1st mile, but once you get to the power line clearing, the blazes stop and you have to locate the trail on your own the rest of the way back up. Do not recommend unless you have AllTrails/GPS app with signal. Without those issues, it would be a nice extension to the French Trail hike (about 8.7 miles) as the trail is much thinner and more remote feeling on it. The spider webs during warmer weather would probably be terrible given the minimal traffic.

hiking
2 months ago

great view. we hiked up the stream and then some trails. little hills and a good workout.

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2 months ago

This was a great trail! Trail markers were crystal clear. My only disappointment was I didn't see any waterfalls (pictured in the trail description). But I'll definitely be back.

Started nice for the first hour but the last two were boring as hell and made it feel like it lasted days.

We took a combination of the yellow trail and the white trail for extra mileage, a good mix of ups and downs, and additional opportunities for stream crossings/water walking. Most of the trail was through the woods and was well marked and lightly traveled. We encountered a fair amount of mud, but since the expedition we’re training for will include a lot of mud and water, this was perfect for us! Will definitely do this hike again.

Fantastic trail to “star” the fall season. Perfectly maintained, clean, and easily accessible from the parking lot.

3 months ago

Great mix of trails! From hilly to flat trails, surrounded by woods or grassy fields, any combination of the 7 trails are a scenic work out or a relaxing day in the woods.

There are four parking areas in the Bradford Meadows/Harmony Hill/West Valley Nature areas. There are two lots off 322 including one under an old train trestle and the other with access off Skelp Level Road. The other two are off Skelp Level Road (at the Harmony Hill sign) and off Harmony Hill Rd at the Covered Bridge.

It is really buggy in the lower areas by the stream in Fall. Stay off the orange and yellow trails until the fall buggers die.

hiking
3 months ago

Fairly easy, no spectacular views, it's nice walk, dog friendly.

Went there on Columbus Day 2018... lots of cars there but saw NOBODY on the trail... very nice bonus! This place is beautiful with nice bathrooms and picking tables at visitors center... also maps are available at visitors center.... be sure to read all the rules and regulations as I did see the police patrolling the area which was nice!

Very enjoyable hike. On the easier side of moderate. Well maintained and marked with some very nice Chester County views

hiking
3 months ago

Great trails, very well marked. Definitely going back. Bugs were not bad, maybe it is the time of the year.

hiking
3 months ago

The gnats are terrible. Not worth it.

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4 months ago

Nice mix of open fields and woodland. Not too hilly and very muddy in some places on a cloudy/rainy day.

4 months ago

The most beautiful piece of Chester County farm land you can imagine. Magical.

Well marked with lots of scenery. Depending on time of year the leg to the bird sanctuary may be closed.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trails, really buggy! Bring lots of bug spray!

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail- actual trail varied slightly from map - creek at the end for wading and dog swimming- very light traffic

Great trail with moderate inclines and declines, great for the beginner!

hiking
5 months ago

what a surprisingly great hike. trails are well marked, scenery is amazing, nice climbs to get your heart rate up. definitely buggy, but nothing bug spray won't cure. I got just over 3 miles in and you can add more distance by utilizing the Brandywine Creek trail. I'm definitely coming back to this spot

beautiful trail, but not marked well. got lost lol.

5 months ago

Had to bail on the full loop halfway through because there were so many mosquitos! So don’t forget the bug spray. Looked like a nice little park though with lots of trail options, and I’ll be going back when it isn’t bug season!

5 months ago

Nice for mb

5 months ago

I took a 4 y/o and a 2 y/o (in a hiking carrier) and we had a great time. We stuck to the green trail mostly but took some detours. There is a rather large network of trails in this small area. All are well marked and well maintained, though some seem better for mountain biking than hiking. That said a four year old and an out of shape adult with a 40 lb pack did just fine.

if you are going to park at the Skelp Level Rd. parking lot be aware that it is not really marked from the road. It looks like an unpaved private driveway going into the woods. The only thing you'll see from the road is a 4x4 post with the street address. once you are at the lot snap a picture of the trail map and head out. Every trail intersection is marked with a numbered post with colored blazes indicating the direction of each trail.

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