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McKaig Nature Center Loop is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wayne, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 344 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Wildlife

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Another gem on the ChesCo / DelCo line offering some decent grades and various options with intersecting trails. Pretty areas along the creek. Park trails remain open with restrictions due to COVID-19: • Most of the trails and bridges are one way. • Off trail or stream areas are off limits. • Leashes a must at all times, pick up any pet waste.

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Michael Raphael
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Hiking

Very well-maintained trail with good signage and informational markers. Privately run and managed. Slightly busy, but quiet sections as well. The loops have some nice elevation. Saw blue birds. Lots of trees down from storms last month.

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paul kelley
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Hiking

A beautiful little area of surprising quality, with trails, on the south side of the Chester Valley (locally known as Great Valley). Hills, woods, a stream, and educational conservation activities that take place here.

Yulu Hu
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HikingRocky

Nice trail! Well maintained and had clear trail signs. Observed some lovely animals. Creek is small but the hills and woods are great.

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Heather O’Donnell
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Hiking

This is a well-maintained and well marked series of trails (we expanded beyond this specific loop) with lots of beautiful old trees and plenty of shade. Our 5 year old and 7 year old had no trouble navigating the terrain. If you’re taking kids, be aware that there is ample signage stating that you should not be playing near or in the streams to protect the wildlife. This was a bummer for us, though we understand why it is important. Several nice bridges. Somewhat limited parking, there is a second designated parking area if needed.

SUSRUTH GANOOTHULA
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Hiking

Great Trail

Alexandra Paranac
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Hiking

Will definitely be returning to explore the other travels! Very well maintained.

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Laura Lavin
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Hiking

Our first time. It was beautiful and they did a great job with the trails and marking them due to covid. Definitely coming back!

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Trey Katzenbach
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Hiking

Wonderful loop in the Mainline. Forested on dirt trails. It is very well maintained. There is a open section right between the loops where two creeks meet that was great for the kids to splash in and climb on the bridges.

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Kyle Rodier
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Hiking

Nice easy trail. Well prepared for people during this pandemic. Cute stream and informative signs.

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Kate Wall
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Hiking

Moderate for sure. And chip munks galore!

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Marni Kanze
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Hiking

Laurel trail to east laurel trail to cadet trail Trails well marked

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Dan Furfari
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Hiking

This is our favorite hike in the area. Lots of trail options to adjust the length and difficulty of the hike. It's perfect for small kids. Great stream crossings to explore. Most of the area is away from houses and the roads, and feels very remote. They've also done a great job with COVID-19 ... most of the trails are now one-way so that you're not passing people as often, and everything is very well marked.

natalie m
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Hiking

Loved this trail. They are so much fun with great views! The creek is beautiful. A lot of bugs especially if it just rained. Definitely a steep hike on a few trails! But still fun for the family.

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Andrew Conboy
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Hiking

Trail is a bit more like 2.3 miles because of modifications to part of the trail (new zig-zag instead of straight line). This trail and nature preserve is very impressive, though! Lovely trails and many native plants. Very well labeled trails and even have interactive QR codes along path to help learn about various trees.

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Amanda Spencer
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Hiking

I love this trail! I have been going on it since I was little i’m now 22! My dad and I love bringing our dog on this trail!

Gulia Omene
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Hiking

Great trail near a creek. Perfect spot to go with the family. Went there recently and they had an orienteering project set up that anyone could join

Elizabeth Good
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Running

Nice quick little trail run. Roots, rocks uphills and downhills. Good spot for a small nature hike with kids!

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Linda Allebach
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Hiking

loved it! nice and shady with some nice trails and inclines and a river. very well marked though did quite match the map...one more number one less here and there.

Brent Ellis
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Hiking

perfect place for a quick hike

E T
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Hiking

I was there on a beautiful Saturday in May, and was amazed by this hidden gem. I live only 20 minutes away and has never heard of it. I like quiet hikes and, even on a Saturday morning, this trail was not crowded. Dogs were on leashes, there are a few charming bridges, and the stream felt good on my toes. I would not call this a moderate hike (as AllTrails has labeled it). There is nothing difficult here, other than minor changes in terrain on the trail.

E T
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Hiking

Wonderful wooded trail that’s very tucked away. The streams are cool and inviting.

Dustin G.
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Relatively short trail with several routes and a stream that runs along the lower areas. Good for well-behaved dogs due to inevitable interactions. Not flat with significant amount of elevation change over the small area. Parking often relies on the school parking lot.

Dolan Ott
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Hiking

Beautiful spring hike!! Nice views and awesome weather!

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Donald Harrison
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Hiking

Great Trail. Nice scenic hike. A little hilly in spots. But nice. Went with a hiking club and they seemed to like it. Somebody gave a lecture on the Spotted Lantern Fly. And how they plan to protect the trees. I would recommend this place

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David Smith
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Great little trail tucked away in a suburban location. Fun hike that crosses over a small stream and gives good elevation for the distance traveled. Met lots of friendly dogs and owners.

Barry Patterson
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Molly R.
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James Moiani
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John Hawthorn
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Barry Patterson
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