Lake Galena Hike and Bike Trail

MODERATE 114 reviews
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Lake Galena Hike and Bike Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Britain Township, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
209 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

paddle sports

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

10 days ago

Great scenery

23 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Highly recommend for beginners

1 month ago

Great for a quick bike ride. Takes less than 1 hour to complete the 6.0 mile loop. the terrain is mostly flat with some gradule slopes and one slightly larger hill near the nature center. There are lots of people with dogs, people fishing, kayaking, running, biking, etc. This one takes the 5 stars not because of the difficulty, but because of the scenery and because is is very well maintained.

1 month ago

Love this loop

walking
2 months ago

I love the paved trail around the lake. Plenty of docks to get out on the water. Trail is sometimes tight with high traffic walkers and bikers. Always beautiful photo opps. Decent nature hike trails weaving through the woods too. Plenty of geocaches to find. Be sure to check out the peace valley lavender farm across the street. They have a gift shop and lavender usually blooms in June.

mountain biking
2 months ago

This is a very good beginners path for biking.

walking
2 months ago

good variation and scenic walk with my dog.

3 months ago

Very nice
Worth the 30 min. Drive

4 months ago

this is an easy path, and thus year looks like the have made more of a paved pathway and widened it. I enjoy walking my dogs here to relax.

walking
4 months ago

This trail is good for walkers, joggers and bikers. It's not for hikers! We are avid hikers. There are too many people at this trail.

walking
5 months ago

I love that Peace Valley has two separate “worlds” to it. The first is the paved trail around the lake, where bicycling and pets are also allowed. It’s a very peaceful walk. My husband and I have done it a few times, typically taking some lunch with us to enjoy at one of the many picnic tables situated around the lake.

The second “world” includes the variety of nature trails that are offered, all of which are meant for foot traffic only and no pets. These are unpaved, usually grassy trails. Most trails are pretty basic, but there are some moderate paths where you’ll run into spots of swampy, muddy terrain, and a few trails may have you cross the creek (usually on stepping stones set up to allow passage). You can usually see quite a few deer, as well as some other smaller wildlife when traveling along the nature trails, which are on preserved land.

Because of the variety of trails and activities, Peace Valley is definitely my go to park.

walking
5 months ago

Peace Valley has been a favorite go-to park for a nice 6 mile loop run for 15 years. I went back again in Mach 2018 and found the trails re-paved and a new section installed to avoid about a mile along a roadway. Can be busy on weekends and when weather is nice. Several parking areas.

9 months ago

It’s a beautiful park! Love running there for a few quick miles, but not ideal for when I want to do a long run. Love this park!

walking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Perfect to train for 1/2 marathon!

trail running
Monday, September 11, 2017

Paved asphalt, a few short steep hills. Could be crowded on weekends when the weather is nice.

hiking
Monday, September 11, 2017

My first geocaching experience! Fun, I think we found 3... Couldn't find one, but the others weren't difficult.

Friday, September 01, 2017

great trail, nice lake!

mountain biking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

It is for biking, no really mountain biking, and it is a little crowded but at the same time has nice views of the lake

road biking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

fair length, road at some places need maintaining have bunch of big cracks, bumps and pot holes. can get busy with people so you have to slow down a lot until people move over, especially when ur space for navigation is narrowed due to pot holes. All in all its worth it.

hiking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

It's so beautiful park n great place to hike.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Beautiful lake. Back trail is beautiful. Pretty wildflowers.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Great, easy day hike with some amazing views. Most of the main path is pavement, but if you are looking to get away from the crowds or kick up some dirt while you walk, check out the hiking trails behind the Nature Center.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Great paved trail. Some areas need repairing. Not overly crowded.

walking
Friday, April 28, 2017

walking
Monday, February 20, 2017

It's a cute park. Super crowded on this lovely day in February.

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

walking
Friday, October 21, 2016

I walked the full circuit of Lake Galena just yesterday, which was a beautiful fall day. Being a Wednesday morning, and very warm, it was a quiet, peaceful, & enjoyable walk. Highly recommended to all, if you have the opportunity to take it in.

hiking
Friday, October 07, 2016

Walked the full loop. Was a bunch of fun. Took out the family.

Easy trail with much paving.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Really nice routeZ just a little over grown in some areas. Will def do again!

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