Ridley Creek State Park encompasses over 2,606 acres of Delaware County woodlands and meadows. The gently rolling terrain of the park, bisected by Ridley Creek, is only 16 miles from center city Philadelphia.
Eddie R. on White Trail Loop
Very well maintained trail and lots of small trails branching off of the main one. Made for a great Saturday afternoon hike
I think this is meant to be noted as 'Yellow Trail'.
Per my GPS and starting at the lot by the park office, the trail runs appx 4.0 miles and has an elevation gain of 545ft. I counted six (6) substantial climbs in total. You cross the paved activity loop four (4) times along the way, including a brief walk early before turning at the overpass and towards the first major hill.
Got lost on two occasions:
1) Yellow Trail combines with the blue trail briefly, but markings aren't great. When they combine, turn right!
2) parking area #17, trail doglegs to the right while passing behind restrooms. Look for picnic tables to right of restrooms to continue journey.
Trail ends at picnic area #16, however, this is where the white trail comes in handy. Follow white across driveway, will lead back to paved road right at driveway to park offices. Total of combined trails should be 5.0mi.
I went in February when it was 70 degrees outside. It was still beautiful even with the trees being brown and dead. I like the multi- use trail were runners, walkers, and bikers share the road. Every half mile or so you can find a trail off to the side that you can follow. I enjoyed the walk underneath the very tall trees. I liked looking at the house ruins as well, houses dating back from the 1700s. A lot of history.
Joe P. on Ridley Creek State Park Yellow Trail
Nice mix of trails.