#24 of 115 state parks in Pennsylvania

Best trails in French Creek State Park, Pennsylvania

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Looking for a great trail in French Creek State Park, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in French Creek State Park ranging from 2 to 9.7 miles and from 403 to 1,003 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

French Creek State Park is located within the largest block of contiguous forest between DC and New York City. and is a great place to come and enjoy a hike. The park features beautiful forests, lakes, and fields that form the habitats of many plant and animal species. The area has been designated an important bird area by the National Audubon Society. Hopewell Lake and Scotts Run Lake are popular fishing spots. In addition to the great network of hiking trails, the park has much to offer for mountain bikers and horseback riders. During the winter, the park remains open for cross country skiing.

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Map of trails in French Creek State Park, Pennsylvania
Park information
Acreage:
7,730 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
610-582-9680
Top trails (19)
#1 - French Trail
French Creek State Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
Some views, quiet woods, lots of up & down, interesting rock formation. This hike explores most of the trails in the eastern portion of Pennsylvania's French Creek State Park. Before hitting the trailhead, visit the Park's main office (accessible from the South Entrance, off PA 345, a couple miles before the trailhead) for a trail map. Miller's point, an easily climbable rock formation affords limited views of the Schuylkill River valley only in the winter and early spring before the foliage reappears. Many of these trails are also shared with mountain bikers, so be alert. Show more
#2 - Boone Trail Loop
French Creek State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
#3 - Lenape Trail and Boone Trail Loop
French Creek State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
This loop trail connects all major attractions of French Creek, making it an excellent route to see the park. Several portions are steep and rocky so, wear sturdy shoes. It is closed to mountain bikes around Hopewell Lake.Show more
#4 - Saint Pete's Trail
French Creek State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#5 - Hopewell Lake Loop
French Creek State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 51 m
#6 - Turtle Trail
French Creek State Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
#7 - Mill Creek Trail
French Creek State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Mill Creek Trail: 6 miles - white blazes with a red stripe - most difficult hiking Once leaving the trailhead at Shed Road and PA 345, you will not cross another road on this backcountry-type loop trail. Be sure to carry water and wear proper clothing and footwear.Show more
#8 - Lenape/Mill Creek/Hopewell Furnace
French Creek State Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
#9 - Six Penny Trail
French Creek State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
#10 - Lenape Trail to Mill Creek Trail Loop
French Creek State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
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