Evansburg State Park is in southcentral Montgomery County between Norristown and Collegeville. Evansburg offers a significant area of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area. Its main natural feature, the Skippack Creek, has dissected the land into ridges and valleys that create feelings of enclosures and provide scenic views. The narrow valley was first settled and farmed by Mennonites who also powered their industries with the water of the Skippack. Even now, mill remnants, mill buildings and houses from the eighteenth and nineteenth century dot the park landscape and serve as reminders of early American life. Today, the park is a quiltwork of cropland, meadows, old fields and mature woodlands that attracts day use visitors from the Montgomery County and Philadelphia areas. People come to the open play fields, picnic areas, trails, golf course and the relatively tranquil, natural environs.

19 days ago

horseback riding
2 months ago

There are sections of the trail on the map that do not exist in real life. And do not try to take hiking trails as there are a lot of ravines spanned by tiny bridges. Also very low lying so make sure it’s been dry.

Great trail. For those who said that it’s muddy, we got nearly 50” of rain this year. If you don’t like mud, stay inside.

The only iffy part was the quarter-mile or so on the windy road. Luckily the vehicles I saw were DCNR who were working on the trail.

Markings are clear, scenery beautiful. Very nice.

3 months ago

The map shows a second crossing of the creek but in order to cross, you'd have to go through the water. We ended up crossing about a half a mile up from the original crossing. I've posted two pics showing where we crossed. Beginning and end of the hike is on the road. Overall an okay hike but it was pretty muddy a few days after a week of rain. Horses are also on the trail so watch your step!

Trail is very muddy in places and poorly marked. Not an enjoyable hiking trail

Our favorite local day hike, we do it often. Just long enough but not too long. Can be muddy and difficult to follow the path

EDIT: As of 10/2/2018, it looks like they re-did all the trail markers. It is very clearly marked now and the trail is very easy to follow now. Still fairly well maintained but very very muddy.

Nice trail. It's maintained fairly well and has nice views of the creek. You have to hop on the road for about a quarter mile, but besides that its enjoyable.

Very pretty but quite muddy

As the other reviewers said, the trail is not well marked and it is very muddy. That being said, the hike is well worth the extra effort. The scenery is beautiful and the creek is full of fish and other wildlife.

The trail was poorly marked and it was extremely muddy. Scenery was pretty.

6 months ago

it's easy one to do, nothing crazy

Didn't like the areas which were on the street. Good hike though.

7 months ago

Hiked today. Fairly easy to follow the yellow blazes - if in doubt head towards the creek. But was muddy on the SW side where all the horses had churned up the trail.

7 months ago

Not well marked at all... I got confused several spots. Was not easy to figure out where the trail is. From the parking lot, I went on the left hand side to start the loop, and the trail is beyond muddy, it is cakey mud... very slippery. The one good thing, going on the LHS from the parking lot, you get to play in the water... My dog loved it... if you take the right hand side, is not muddy at all, but since this is a loop, you will eventually come back to the mud... I will not go back due to the ill marked and not well maintained trails.

trail running
7 months ago

Beautiful trails, lovely park, everyone you see is always kind and courteous. 10/10 would recommend to anybody to hike here. Great for trail runs, casual hikes, all day adventures, picnics, etc.

Sadly I see a lot of people down voting trails due to things you come across while hiking. Please consider: 1. You can cross where it says, it is a creek crossing. Wear proper shoes for your hike and enjoy! May I also suggest a water bag? 2. Wildlife was here before you, respect and admire from a distance and try to remember it is all part of a HIKING experience. 3. Yes, dogs sometimes are off leash to go swimming and/or if they are good dogos HOWEVER be mindful that not everyone you will see on the trail likes dogs. The Park Rangers are ticket happy, just a friendly reminder. 4. Avoid tickets and just park in the designated parking lots 'cause trust me, they'll get 'ya.

Enjoy nature, be respectful, use common sense, take your trash back with you and have a blast! Hope to see ya'll out there.

Easy walk with nice access to the creek...would be 5 stars if not for the sneaky snek in the water

This says dogs must be on leash but all I see in the pictures is dogs off leash??

Loved this trail! Being along the creek made the experience more special. There are areas that feel like walking through a fairy garden. A good balance of flat terrain with moderate climbing. Narrow path for most of the trail. There were piles of manure but they weren’t offensive. It did not detract from the experience at all. There are a good deal of exposed roots so you have to pay attention to your footing. This is hiking, not an easy stroll in the park. Be prepared for muddy areas with the natural springs that feed into Skippack Creek. There are bridges that cross the wider parts of the creek if you’re doing the full 4.7 loop. Trail is fairly well marked.

11 months ago

this would be great if you could actually cross the creek where it tells you to. There's no bridge though it looks like if the water is low enough you could cross at that point but then you have to go up an incredibly steep incline.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

a fun little trail to get a few miles in to stay in practice. can be very muddy in parts due to horse traffic. with that traffic also comes horse land mines. hunt in is allowed in some sections, so wear Orange.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

easy hike, good way to get away for an hour or two

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Brought my dog and we loved this trail! Definitely not the best marked (totally think we went on the horse trail at the beginning) but we made it thanks to some local hikers that do this hike every week. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a long hike but an easy one

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Perfect for my dogs. one has a bad hip. it is relatively flat without big stones on the trail and not too long.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Very poorly marked! Ended up quite a walk on busy road but fortunately I had my "map my walk" app on so it got us to our car. Glad it was a beautiful day ! Got my steps in!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A really great hike to get your heart rate up for a fantastic work out. The only issue I had was the fact that parts of the trail were not clearly marked, so I ended up finding myself walking along the horse trail. There was some horse poop, but since it’s Autumn, a lot of it is covered by leaves/decomposing. I wish the parts of the trail that split from the horse friendly parts were more clearly marked. (White dots.)

Monday, August 28, 2017

HOLY HORSE POOP!!! I enjoyed the company I was with, but that was it! This trail was AWFUL ! The trail is marked as multi-use...which is fine, horses DESTROYED this trail!! My friend and I hardly saw anything because our eyes were glued to the ground the entire time because of all of the horse poop and mud from the torn up patches of "path" from the horse activity. I'm all for sharing trails with dogs, bikers, runners, ect, but these horses completely ruined this trail. I'm shocked that it is even marked for hikers to use at all. Even the people on the horses were rude and inconsiderate. When they were coming up to you, you had to trample through mud and poop, and squeeze next to a tree until they passed at their own slow pace. I will definitely NOT GO BACK to this trail or hike any other trail at this park where horses are permitted to go. I will have to do some research and find some trails for HIKERS ONLY because it is a beautiful park, but this was a miserable experience because of the condition the horses left this trail in.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

I started from the Old Farmstead which would be at the very end of the second of the three parking sections on your right as you drive in. The trail from the farmstead to the loop is not well documented on the map, so it was a bit confusing. Once arriving at the loop I took a left, heading east/north, and it was a pleasant enough walk until...the areas I encountered were so destroyed by horses that it was not passable without sinking fairly deep into mud. I do not wear knee high boots, so I literally had to turn around and go back.

What really pisses me off is that as a mountain biker, we have always been chastised by municipalities and park authorities about how mountain biking destroys trails and consequently mountain bikes have been prohibited on most trails in most parks in the area. Yet the truth is the most mountain bikers are very sensitive to trail conditions and often volunteer to help maintain them. Mountain bikes could not possibly do the damage that these equestrians do, but because they have the money and influence, they get to continue to destroy these trails such that hikers cannot use them.

Sunday, July 09, 2017


Beautiful setting, but about half the trail length was very torn up by horses and was very muddy. Also, this trail has significantly more poison ivy than most others in the area making it very kid unfriendly.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Torn up by horses and very boring. Several trails shown on the map did not exist. Poorly marked. Not recommended on foot

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