ChesLen Preserve Loop Trail

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ChesLen Preserve Loop Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles
239 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running





wild flowers


The 1,263-acre ChesLen Preserve—one of the largest private nature preserves in southeastern Pennsylvania—features sweeping agricultural fields, densely wooded stream corridors, and rare serpentine barrens. There are many points on the property from which visitors can gaze for miles in any direction and see virtually no signs of modern development. In 2010, The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) designated portions of ChesLen Preserve—specifically the Unionville Barrens—as a “Pennsylvania Wild Plant Sanctuary.” The program encourages the conservation of natural areas and native plants, and recognizes private landowners who serve as models of good conservation and stewardship of these special resources.

16 days ago

Well marked trail. Peaceful

4 months ago

Thought the trail was going to go through the woods but it did not. It is a moderate rating for beginner hikers. Decent views, you can see the hills at the top of the trail. Slightly disappointed.

5 months ago

This was more easy than moderate and was really just a good place for people to walk dogs. In fact, a large portion of this place actively smelled like pee.

7 months ago

Great landscape for seeing the best of the rolling hills of Chester County and lots of other cool stuff along the way.

10 months ago

11 months ago

Sunday, September 18, 2016