Ferncliff Wildflower & Wildlife Preserve

MODERATE 10 reviews

Ferncliff Wildflower & Wildlife Preserve is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Drumore Township, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles
265 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips





wild flowers


Ferncliff Wildflower and Wildlife Preserve is one of only approximately 600 National Natural Landmark sites. It has been recognized as a National Natural Landmark because of the exceptional old growth forest that has been maintained there.

22 days ago

Approximately 2 miles to the river and back via the cabin road. Very little foot traffic. Nice and quiet along the creek to the Susquehanna. Would also be a good run. Trail to the right of the gate on the other side of the creek looks a little overgrown and steep initial climb. Look for the footbridge.

9 months ago

Beautiful rocks and stream views. nice level 30 minute trail to the river. I just followed the road also. does not Look Like the loop is used and it would be too steep for me anyway.

11 months ago

Didn't see markings for the trail, so just followed the road the whole way. Will probably be very beautiful in the spring, very green and muddy today.

Parking is limited - do not bock the gate, as this is how the local land owners access their cabins.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Gorgeous old growth forests in Eastern Pennsylvania!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The main trail from the lot to the river is easy and at one point was a road. The vista on to the river from the railroad tracks is quite beautiful and so is the creek. Trail beyond that is completely overgrown and eroded, borderline dangerous and to be honest without much to see.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Low traffic hiking spot along a creek. Trail was a little over grown in spots, but that is to be expected. We enjoyed a few paw paws from some trees we found. They were so good. Mid to late September is the time for them.

27 days ago

Saturday, February 09, 2013