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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.

I love this path along the creek. This trail is hilly so I recommend bringing water with you. This is one of my favorite hikes but be prepared for the steep hill.

Unimproved dirt road - not a really a trail at all. It’s pretty along the creek but otherwise unremarkable. Easy walking.

hiking
15 days ago

"It's a trap, It's a trap lol " Be careful , lots of detours and cut trees making it easy to lose trail. Crosses often with white & yellow trails.
Overall great sights, streams and views.

Great short hike - some water, only minor elevation / a few ducks - great way to spend a little time connecting to the earth.

hiking
2 months ago

1st snow of the season this morning.

This is our go-to trail when we need to get out of the City. We've hiked it countless times in all sorts of weather. It's a gem!

hiking
2 months ago

Took my Jack Russell Piper out to hike there today. Lots of fun we had the place to ourselves, she wasn’t a big fan of meeting the horses but other than that we loved it. It’s got just enough inclines/declines to keep it interesting but manageable with my repaired knee. Will be taking all three dogs the next time!

hiking
3 months ago

The first half of the hike was great but after the half way point the All Trails map took us way off course which was disappointing. I recommend the blue trail over the white trail.

Probably my favorite trail at RCSP, not well traveled since the trailhead is accessible only via Gradyville Road. The lower part follows Ridley Creek and is very scenic. I hiked clockwise around the loop and finished in under 40 minutes, including taking photos. Upper portion is hilly but manageable. I wore heavy goretex hikers and hiked on wet leaves. Hiking poles for us balanced challenged folks are recommended.

Not that well marked and gets a bit confusing with alternative trails that are available...

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice loop with good variety of flat and hills. Many roots and rocks on the trail so need to be mindful of your footing. We did the entire loop on a sunny Saturday afternoon in October. Parts near the roads are more heavily traveled, but it is still a peaceful trail.

Nice moderate trail which is peaceful and quite. Lower section goes by the river and upper part is up on the hill next to it.

hiking
4 months ago

Thought I might have my work cut out for me but I was pleasantly surprised that the blue trail wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be. Took a day off hike the whole thing there and back starting at the Picnic Area #9 trailhead. Really cool old farmhouse and barn ruins just off of the trail near picnic area 16. Gave myself 4 hours but was finished in under 2. The areas just as you leave Picnic area 9 are hilly but doable. Really not much of a challenge for me after that (I'm 59 and in reasonably good shape). The actual "loop" part at the south end is essentially flat. I hiked in wet leaves after a storm the day before and was fine in heavy hikers. Dry conditions would require only sneakers or light hikers. Older folks with balance issues like me should consider a hiking stick.

4 months ago

awesome trail! wish there were maps along the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

For my experience level (duffer) and fitness level (super chubby), I love Ridley State Park. A bunch of different trails and all clearly marked. Great hike.

hiking
4 months ago

I've hiked this trail in its entirety 3 times so far, and it definitely earns a moderate rating. I prefer the sections near the water (doesn't everyone) but it has its fair share of hilly forest and a bit of open field near the petroleum pipeline (oh, yay). It can be rather flat in sections but also has some rather challenging hills (one of which is practically all gravel and yes, I fell on my butt). Lots of tree roots jump out and try and to grab you. I'd recommend light hikers, a water bottle and hiking sticks for us older folks.

The trails can be very secluded. Brought my dog, we explored a quarter of it. was looking for the water fountain. deff found it. If u ask around ask for the dam. That's really what it is. U can find the dam (waterfall) on the creek. ask about the creek and u find it. The location of the waterfall is no where near the trails. For those chasing the falls lol.. other than that we enjoyed. the trails nothing complicated its very basic. Btw the waterfall is small so weather u wanna make that trip its on u. ppl are just good with taking photos. Like the one u will see of my dog lol...

Great day to hike the yellow trail in my favorite PA State Park.

Pretty quick loop missing many of the bigger hills in the park

hiking
5 months ago

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