Forge Trail via Forest Hill Trail Loop

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Forge Trail via Forest Hill Trail Loop is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Coatesville, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles
144 feet

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Hibernia County Park is located near Coatesville, Pennsylvania and borders and Brandywine Creek and Chamber's Lake. The multi-use trail is used for fishing, picnicking, and camping.

16 days ago

I’m lucky because this trail is only 10 mins from my home ...... I adore this park. There’s so many little trails that you can explore. Fabulous view of the water and the park rangers are fabulous. Lots of fishing in the summer - I take my kayak out there also to Chambers Lake. My dogs love the hike, I love the area, and many of us locals walk there daily all year long.

3 months ago

A muddy, flat buggy mess. Also, too many people patrolling the area.
You feel like you’re doing something wrong the whole time.

As for the rest of the park? Don’t do this. Don’t do that. Everywhere a sign!

4 months ago

Some trails need better markings. Not crowded at all. Parts are easy, but does have some moderate trails.

6 months ago

I walked over a hr though Hibernia Park very relaxing today 7-13-18 a little buggy

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tried this trail when i was camping at koa. I guess the drive was a bit long from my camp ground and thats why im giving it a low rating.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Very pretty park! Only had time to do the lake trail. I will definitely be back!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great walking trail. Look the view!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

There are a some of great views of the water.

trail running
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Great place to run and easy to follow trails.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Love hibernia!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Very neat trails and a bunch of places to sit and enjoy the view

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Nice trail running

Friday, May 30, 2014

few trails, none challenging, you can only really get into the woods for a couple miles. I go here when I don't have time to drive to someplace else. Good place to bring kids, has some letterboxes, interesting events throughout the year.

trail running
Friday, June 17, 2011

While other review said it wasn't challenging for hiking there is a strong diversity when trail running

It takes some getting used to because there are only a few trails but there are a number of off-shoot trails. We are able to easily put together a number of trails to create a 4 mile loop. While the terrain itself is fairly calm there are some good climbs and distance climbs that will challenge any runner.

You can also run the Rim trail but the markings are week and it's easy to spend your time back tracking trying to find your way. It's a nice trail once you figure it out but it's very rocky, so you need to watch the step. The final section is very difficult to run down due to loose rock, dirt and it's steep.

There is enough diversity to keep you guessing and trying something new tomorrow.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hibernia County Park is a Chester County Park. There are a number of trails here, from very short up to a few miles. All of the trails I encountered were graded and gravelled, and some are paved and suitable for wheelchairs.

While not challenging, this is a great place to take someone unfamiliar with hiking, or small children to get them use to trails. Don't expect anything too challenging.

The trail near Brandywine Creek is especially beautiful. However there are picnic sites nearby so do not expect quiet.

Trail map for the park is available in PDF here:

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