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Once an industrial complex for the fledgling United State of America, today French Creek State Park is an oasis for people and wildlife. Straddling the Schuylkill Highlands, the 7,730-acre park is the largest block of contiguous forest between Washington D.C. and New York City. The forests, lakes, wetlands and fields are a destination for the people of southeast Pennsylvania to hike, fish, camp and bike.

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Great Park for hiking

Easy hike, poorly marked. Not much to see. Wear orange during hunting season. This trail weaves in and out of active hunting zones

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Well they must have redone the trail markers, however, I'm not sure which color I was supposed to be following. I was on yellow until there was a fork in the road and it took me in the opposite direction.

Unfortunately for me, I entered the trail after about 7 horses. Normally I can see and avoid the massive pee and poop piles on the trail, but since there were so many, they had already stomped it all into the leaves, rocks and dirt. It was really enjoyable to hike with my small dogs through two miles of gross smelly terrain.

Upon speaking to locals, the horses are out every weekend, so it wasn't just a bad luck experience.

The only saving grace was the river at the end... which I took a wrong turn to come across.