Marsh Creek Trail

MODERATE 85 reviews
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Marsh Creek Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Downingtown, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Eagle, PA: Get off the PA Turnpike at Exit 23 The Downingtown Exit. Turn right (north) on SR 100 and travel 1 mile to the Eagle Tavern. The road forks in front of the tavern. Bear left and travel one block to a blinking light. Turn left on Park Road for 2 miles. Take Park Road all the way to reach the east side of the lake where the swimming pool is located.

3 months ago

Nice flow, some upkeep needed on wooden crossings and trail could be marked a little better but overall an enjoyable ride-

hiking
3 months ago

A great hike on a beautiful day. I did lose track of markers for awhile on the return loop but map was a great help.

4 months ago

Awesome place to mountain bike!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful area! I would call this an easy hike though, not moderate. The trails are not well marked, so it's easy to get off the main trail, but there is awesome scenery around so what's not to love. Hikers: Be cautious of mountain bikers. The trails are narrow and I almost got taken out by a few bikers shooting around blind corner. Mountain bikers: keep an eye out for hikers and be mindful of controlling speed around corners.

hiking
6 months ago

Very muddy today, but great hike. The smell of honey sucks that hit you throughout your hike is wonderful.

6 months ago

The best trail.

trail running
8 months ago

Nice. Trails were well maintained, but not always clearly marked, and many side trails (my only complaint and it's not a big one). Great scenery. Was cold and muddy but a cold, muddy day on the trail is still a great day! Will do it again.

9 months ago

this has been a staple for our family for years when it is not busy it is so lovely for a solo run especially if you want obstacles

hiking
10 months ago

fishing
Monday, September 05, 2016

Marsh creek was awesome. So many things to do. We brought our own kayaks but your you can show up and rent them as well as paddle boards. Bring a lunch and make a day of it! Can't wait to go back!

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

The first mile and a half is well maintained and has a lot of places to go in the water. Excellent for dogs. After that it's through the woods, which is generally well maintained. There was one point where the trail split and I took the way that was highlighted in red. it went through a field with crazy tall grass and not maintained at all. I would recommend taking the dotted blue portion on the way out instead.

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Gods level of difficulty for 5 miles and nice hike by the water

mountain biking
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lots of trails in the area. Good mt biking trails

trail running
Friday, June 19, 2015

Beautiful place during the week if you can get out when it's a lot less crowded. Great running/hiking on the trails but lots of mtn bikers, although everyone I've come across has been respectful of others on the trails. And can't beat being able to hop in your kayak and paddle around the large lake after a good trail run. Decent fishing here too. Good place for families and dogs..just a little crowded on the weekends. The west side boat launch is where I usually start my runs and put my kayak in.

trail running
Friday, May 22, 2015

Great time! Love the diversity of the trails. Great work out.

hiking
Friday, November 15, 2013

They allow hunting which I found strange and put me on edge a bit.

hiking
Sunday, November 11, 2012

Great fishing

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