Birdsboro Quarry and Trap Rock is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Birdsboro, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.6 miElevation gain252 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingRock climbingForestLakeViewsWildlifeRocky
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Birdsboro quarry is a neat little place to climb if you like short sport routes. The approach is an easy ten minute walk from your car. If you start on the Haycreek Road side you'll have to cross a creek. It's a popular area with a fairly extensive history. On any day with nice weather you will usually find a few parties using the area along with hikers. The difficulties range through the whole spectrum from easy to very hard making it a place where beginners and experts alike can find a challenge. The rock quality varies from place to place and helmets are recommended.

NOTE: All the climbing is relatively consolidated within a close proximity. There are however two different entrances from which to approach the climbing area depending on where you are coming from. From the north: Drive south on PA Rt.82 until the road dead-ends, park in the dirt lot, and hike to the climbing area by following trail uphill to the right marked by a red climbing sign after crossing second stream via cable bridge. From the south: Drive north on PA Rt.82 until it dead-ends at a yellow gate. Parallel park along road. Hike past gate following road along creek. Proceed straight onto trail marked by by red climbing sign to climbing area. With the bridges out, from north entrance find cocalico road, follow it until you come to a T intersection where you will see buckhollow road, make a left, stop sign make a left until you see the gates and park. approx 20 min walk in.

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Jason Astheimer
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Rachel B
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Sarah Banaszynski
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Tough to get to, had to cross a stream. Definitely more for climbing than hiking

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Aaron Kassen
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Luke Roebuck
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Pretty cool to see all of the rock climbing in the quarry; I wouldn't drive too long to go here unless you're going to climb (or watch people climb) as there isn't too much trail to hike. Wish I would've read the comments to realize you need to walk through a relatively deep creek if you want to follow the trail from the Birdsboro parking lot. You can get around this by walking along the train tracks and cutting onto the trail a little further down but then you miss a decent portion of the trail and you have to walk past a bunch of "no trespassing you are under video surveillance" signs... probably just there to scare you but they're still there.

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Bill Cornelius
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nice area wide trails and lots of birds and the quarry was a added bonus with the climber's in action going back for sure lots of trails to explore

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adam MEACHAM
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Steven Hammaker
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Franco Fierro
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This Trail is pretty cool however if you start on the haycreek Road side you'll have to cross the creek through a foot of water and then a little bit ways down the trail another part of the creek that isn't as deep once you get across that if you walk further down the trail and make a left on the gravel Trail it'll lead you to the lake area which is beautiful.

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danielle Tomaselli
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Amber Theres
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Very cool place! Must check out!! So many trails outside the normal trail that you can take. Awesome lake that you must see —if you’re coming from Birdsboro, once you cross the stream the second time and continue straight over the white bridge, continue walking on the road until you see a sign on the left that provides restrictions for the lake. Hang a left and follow the stone trail until it splits into a Y (either way will take you around the lake)

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kt2xs9p 8rdw7n
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This place was much cooler than I expected. A lot more areas/mini-trails to walk along or right under/next to the cliffs. I did this on a weekday and only passed one other group which made it more enjoyable as I imagine it's probably popular on weekends. The whole Birdsboro Waters area in general had a nice variety to it in all the trails (shaded trails, sunny trails, pretty streams, wide trails, skinny trails, etc). I thought the trails were also decently trimmed being August. Like others mentioned, there was no way to cross Hay Creek without having to walking right through it. Also not a good place if you'd prefer quiet since there is loud industrial noise from Birdboro Materials right across from this trail specifically.

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adam MEACHAM
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Charles Rudisill
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Keleigh McAllister
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Interesting hike. Be prepared to cross the stream several times. We only made it until the road ends. There are no trail markers and the second stream crossing looked a bit challenging for a 4 year old. We will try again. Lots of industrial noise.

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Celeste Colon
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Awesome views, art, and many surrounding trails that you can explore to make this more of a hike. Be prepared to cross a shallow creek to access the trail. The wire to cross previously there was washed out by flooding.

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Megan Sims
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Great, quick hike on a hot day. We started by crossing a creek, which, at its deepest only came to the bottom of our knees. Passing the abandoned house, we took the first obvious path to our right. Gentle quad burn getting uphill but we never passed another hiker, only some chubby toads and singing birds. :) We never reached the quarry because t-storms started to move in but we’ll definitely be coming back!

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Fill L
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See if you can spot some turtles in the quarry from the top!

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Kayla Buckman
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Trey Katzenbach
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Short hike that starts with crossing the creek. Expect to get wet. Hike is on a paved old road. There is a lot of commotion at the nearby materials business. You cross the creek again and you are at the quarry. It is beautiful, but unfortunately you can’t swim. There are numerous legit climbing locations that are very interesting. You can go to the back of the upper climbing area and work your way down to the quarry and explore the left side. My kids had an absolute blast. We did not continue the trap rock portion of the trail but you can make a big loop on top of the quarry and back to the start if you want. Cool place.

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felicia bowman
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kids and I loved it here. I came as a kid, but forgot how much fun it was. Will definitely add to one of our favorite spots.

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Nina Peoria
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Rock climbing

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Nicole Sara
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how can I get to the abandoned house?!

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Erin Labar
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We went on a weekday, so it was very quiet. The previous reviewer that mentions parking at the Birdsboro Waters parking is correct and that is very helpful. We parked there and it’s an easy hike to the quarry. The quarry itself is beautiful! Lots of construction happening across the creek. We cut the hike short and explored the abandoned roadways to check out the graffiti art. Follow the map - lots of twists and turns. If you are feeling adventurous, you can hike over to the reservoir which we did on a previous hike, but great scenery all throughout the reserve.

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Ryan Driscoll
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Rachael Meil
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Gorgeous quarry!!! But the bridge to enter was out. I highly recommend going to google maps, and right above the birdsboro waters, you’ll see off cocalico road there’s a pin drop for “parking & access birdsboro waters”. Go to that location, it’s a small parking lot that takes you down to the quarry if you follow the trails via GPS maps and the map here on AllTrails. Somewhat experience with map navigation is ideal

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Bekah Salada
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not a good trail to bring the pups. bring your oldest clothes, shoes that are waterproof or just a change of shoes

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