John Heinz Lake Loop

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John Heinz Lake Loop is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, bird watching, and canoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 36 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
blowdown
muddy
1 month ago

A little Autumn walk in the rain. Note Closed Oct 23-26 for Mentored Archery Hunting. No visitors allowed in the Refuge.

hiking
2 months ago

What a great place to take a nice long walk on a pre-fall day. There weren’t a lot of birds but gave us the opportunity to spend time looking at those that were there. The trail loop is mostly paved And very well marked. Worth a trip from most any locality!

3 months ago

Nice, easy walk for my 3 and 6 year olds. Lots of mud and puddles to explore. It doesn’t feel quite as removed from the city as other nearby walks, but the accessibility from center city makes up for that slight drawback.

hiking
3 months ago

the western edge of the multi use trail along i95 has been greatly improved with 3/4" modified shale gravel that is perfect for hikeing biling or running. no more deep muddy ruts!!!

hiking
3 months ago

easy little stroll...would make a good morning jog. recommend for wetlands fans

Still an awesome place!!! Today they were holding fishing day. This is an awesome program for introducing kids 8 and older to the beautiful sport if fishing. This is held several times during the spring and summer months. They will supply you with all of the fishing gear and help the kids with safe practice with casting their rods.

I've submitted a review before, but I must say that I love this trail for hiking, walking and running. It only has one very low grade incline and the rest is fairly level. Today was perfect for a very fast paced walk with the humidity a little high it was good conditions for a good sweat. Not as muddy as previous days. Overall great place!!!

hiking
bugs
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
bugs
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
4 months ago

Beautiful property! Lots of herons, egrets, other birds, bunnies, etc. Full of life... including some biting flies. It just rained so mud was expected, not too bad. Highly recommend if you're looking for a flat trail for running, biking, or walking.

running
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
4 months ago

I'm noting that the trail was a little muddy and buggy, but I expected as much since we recently had a string of rainy days. Overall I love the trail and the entire refugee. It's a beautiful wildlife oasis perfectly situated where the city and the suburbs meet.

bird watching
muddy
4 months ago

I love this area as a very accessible nature escape and a great place for viewing wildlife. I saw deer, rabbits, innumerable songbirds and waterfowl, and a hunting osprey. Birdwatchers love it, and sometimes there are organized walks, but these can get pretty crowded when the weather is nice. The trail is very flat and wide, so it’s also good for biking and running. Most of the trail is gravel but some is dirt. There was one very muddy section but I got across without swamping my running shoes; with hiking shoes it would be no problem at all. Fishing is allowed in certain areas.

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

Very simple, not very picturesque. Your hike is mostly on a gravel road, and quite a bit of standing water so be prepared for mosquitoes if you're there for their season.

This trail was very lovely and perfect for kids and families. You can learn about the wildlife and plant life through posters, signs, etc. It is a pretty amazing area and is good for running, biking, or a nice stroll.

hiking
bugs
muddy
6 months ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
6 months ago

Trail was nice a little muddy and overgrown, but worth the walk!

hiking
blowdown
muddy
off trail
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

I would highly recommend this trail for beginner bird watchers. There are so many different species zooming by, you can’t miss them! The park is immaculately kept- I did not see a single piece of trash or dog dropping while I was there. Would definitely go again.

7 months ago

Really liked the addition of the wooden walkways out over the water. Will have to go back when there's foliage.

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