Leiper-Smedley Trail

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Leiper-Smedley Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wallingford, Pennsylvania and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
465 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

hiking
15 days ago

There is too much noise from the road (476), lacks signs (AllTrails was very useful). Many beautiful spots, particularly next to the creek.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

NOT difficult trail hiking at all. Poorly marked. More of a dirt bike trail experience. And the noise of the blue route is deafening. The park and playground areas along with creek bridges looked good and family friendly. With so many other options for hiking in the area I wouldn't recommend trails that just criss cross back and forth underneath the blue route! Yikes!

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

this trail is NOT even remotely difficult! more like a Sunday stroll if you ask me or the, at the first time, 6 yr., 9 yr., and 11 yr. old that rocked it out like it was there job! come on guys, look at the pics, does that look hard to you? Maybe for older folks or very inexperienced hikers, but anyone who has hiked even once or twice could do this trail in a breeze.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

This trail is not hard. It is paved below Baltimore pike.

trail running
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I'm VERY familiar with this trail. The trail is paved south of Baltimore Pike(the busy crossing). As for the north part,there are a few intersecting single track trails well worth exploring. As for the paved section it is hilly, and noisy as some have stated. If you wish you could head over to the other side of Crum Creek via Plush Mills/ Wallingford road for the yellow blazed trail in Crum Forest for some nice single track trail.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

If you're looking for "nature", this ain't it. It's loud and pretty urban, but it's a great exploration. Lots of graffiti, but kinda cool to check out. Plus the Italian Garden ruins are super cool.

road biking
Thursday, December 22, 2016

This trail is good for beginners but it is poorly mapped and it can be easy to lose your way if you don't pay attention. The off road portion is covered in leaves and I lost the trail many times and had to ride in the woods. It is noisy and it drops you off in one of the busiest intersections ever. It gets very dark in the trail in the middle of the day. I give it one star for having good sights and one star for being a trail. That's about it.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

cool fall foliage but the trail isn't marked well in all areas so it's easy to end up in a neighborhood. close to highways means it can be noisy. definitely saw a prostitute "working" in a truck when we first arrived.

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

OK trail. More of an exercise bike path for the majority of the trail, which runs along & involves crossing a highway. This makes most of the trail noisy and rather boring. Not much time in the woods, and when you are there are very little to no markings. Very easy to wind up on a bike path and off the main trail... wouldn't hike again...

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The trail is well maintained but noisy. I wouldn't repeat it.

hiking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

Nice hike. No loop, though. Awesome ruins. Wish there was a better opening to Crum Creek.

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Enjoyed it !

hiking
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pretty good hike. We stopped at the streams and climbed the ridge. Nice area and even saw some deer.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

we love this park and come here frequently! Our dog loves all the different trails!

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Good day! Hiked up ridge to mountain bike trails. Saw small herd white tailed deer! Saw another dog jump in the creek

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Great place to explore!

Monday, December 07, 2015

pretty straight run... No loop... There might be more trails there but the Weaver trail ended shortly

Monday, October 05, 2015

Sorry Garnett, turns out it's the railroad bridge replacement. Nature lovers appreciate all Swarthmore College does to protect and preserve earth's natural environment/resources.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Best keep secret in Delco for many years. Unfortunately Swarthmore College land-rape current underway at the base of the railroad trestle and mini water fall.

road biking
Friday, December 20, 2013

I've been on it 3 times going from near the leiper house, which is also worth a visit, to Smedley park. The only real difficulty is crossing the Baltimore pike though the trail leaves you at a red light Crossway. it's narrow and you cross the Blue Route via road bridge twice. I like it.

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