Looking for a great trail in Ridley Creek State Park, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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 11 moderate trails in Ridley Creek State Park ranging from 1.9 to 5.9 miles and from 209 to 439 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!




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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.

19 days ago

Great trail to start on. Nothing too challenging but just enough to still challenge beginners.

It was a nice walk. My friend and I parked at Picnic area #14. We walked to Forge Road and then we right to a smaller trail. We walked to Sycamore Road. Then we went to the meadow. It was a cold day and muddy in some spots. It was a Sunday and it was pretty busy. We walked up through the meadow which was muddy. We got to the top. We went to the parking lot and back to the car. Nice 2.7 mile hike. Pretty easy walk.

Great little loop, there’s a decent hill in the loop, but a nicer Downhill after it. Just be mindful of other people on the trail

1 month ago

The perfect moderate trail for a warm winter day hike. Whichever blue/white trail combo we did equaled 4 miles and there were plenty of hilly ascents. We passed through stands of giant old oak and beech trees, sat by the creek for a while, and spied on a red-bellied woodpecker through our binoculars. It was a busy day at the park but we hardly saw anyone else out on this trail. All in all - quiet, lovely, and difficult enough to increase your heart rate with a moderate climb here and there.

It had rained all day the day before the hike and most of the paths were super muddy. The maps there were not helpful. They had really nice bathrooms where we parked by the mansion. I would come back and try another trail the area is very nice.

2 months ago

Took Ridley Creek white trail from loop #17 to yellow trail. A connector trail off of yellow trail to various trails in Tyler. Nice and quiet....not one other hiker for 2 hours...maybe because it was 22 degrees.

Nice quiet trail, but I had difficulty reconciling the maps and trail markers.

3 months ago

Great morning to get out!

3 months ago

great view. we hiked up the stream and then some trails. little hills and a good workout.

One of the better trails for a short hike or dog walk in Delco. A short circle. It starts with a short hill climb followed by a stroll along the creek (my preferred way to walk it). There are a few views down the creek bed from up on the hill.

3 months ago

This was a great trail! Trail markers were crystal clear. My only disappointment was I didn't see any waterfalls (pictured in the trail description). But I'll definitely be back.

Started nice for the first hour but the last two were boring as hell and made it feel like it lasted days.

We took a combination of the yellow trail and the white trail for extra mileage, a good mix of ups and downs, and additional opportunities for stream crossings/water walking. Most of the trail was through the woods and was well marked and lightly traveled. We encountered a fair amount of mud, but since the expedition we’re training for will include a lot of mud and water, this was perfect for us! Will definitely do this hike again.

Title should be Yellow trail start point! Very nice trail and state park... a must do! Bring binoculars and bug spray!

Was there on Columbus Day 2018 and saw a red fox, boxer turtle, tail of a snake that was too fast to get a good look at... trail is really nice with bathrooms and visitors center... will definitely make this high on my hiking trail list!!! Don’t forget to bring binoculars as there were many birds to look at!

Went there on Columbus Day 2018... lots of cars there but saw NOBODY on the trail... very nice bonus! This place is beautiful with nice bathrooms and picking tables at visitors center... also maps are available at visitors center.... be sure to read all the rules and regulations as I did see the police patrolling the area which was nice!

5 months ago

Beautiful! Enjoyed this trail and will definitely go back. The hill was a challenge but made it up :)

Great trail with moderate inclines and declines, great for the beginner!

Beautiful walk for all levels. Paved road all around.

beautiful trail, but not marked well. got lost lol.

6 months ago

The highlight of this trail for sure is the small abandoned cemetery. I can’t wait to go back in the fall or winter when it’s not so overgrown so I can really take a good look. Take bug spray if you go this time of year! And also, a park ranger was driving down the trail in a van so I was super happy to have obeyed the rules and keep my dog on a leash.

Actual length of full trail is 3.71mi.

7 months ago

Beautiful place well kept up with can't wait to go again

Great trail. Short but easy to do the loop twice. Dog friendly

I run on this trail pretty often. One of my favorites routes to take when starting a run from Ridley Creek State Park. Beautiful long stretch along the creek with a view of the golf course on the other side.

We enjoyed this hike through the woods and along the creek. My Golden Retriever loves it!

This is an excellent family trail. Lots of spots to splash in the water. It is an easy hike for families.

7 months ago

This is a great trail to take kids on. There is a lot of elevation change, but it is staggered throughout the trail.

Great solstice Hike!

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