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Mill Creek Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Douglassville, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.7 mi Elevation gain 843 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Walking

Forest

River

Views

Rocky

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Mill Creek Trail: 6 miles - white blazes with a red stripe - most difficult hiking Once leaving the trailhead at Shed Road and PA 345, you will not cross another road on this backcountry-type loop trail. Be sure to carry water and wear proper clothing and footwear.

French Creek State Park 843 Park Road Elverson, PA 19520-9523 610-582-9680 Manager: Eric Brown E-mail: frenchcreeksp@pa.gov

French Creek State Park is in Berks and Chester counties. You may reach the park from PA 345 south of Birdsboro, north of PA 23, and from the Morgantown exits (1A and 1 B) of the PA Turnpike. Entrances are located on PA 345; south of Birdsboro and north of PA 23. GPS DD: Lat. 40.19824 Long. -75.79285

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Tamara Phoebus
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Donna Eash
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Philip Taylor
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Really nice trail, very rocky most of the way. Lots of shade as it is very green forest. Easy to get lost so have a map.

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Dave M
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It was a nice late afternoon hike, nobody was on the trail and only a couple cars in the lot. A bit muddy in some areas but it was still passable, the 2 small creeks were nice and refreshing to cool myself down with. Definitely will be back soon

Jerry Rogers
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Not too many people and not many views or things to look at.

Nathaniel Legg
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Cameron James
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Perfect trail to go out with the dog. The Mill Creek trail was very muddy at certain points, it was easier to walk through the brush on the side. Once I got to Hopewell Furnace, I went around the lake on Boone trail to get to my car. This last stretch offers really nice views of the lake and several swimming spots for the dog. Going around this way makes the total distance 11.1 miles.

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Ryan Driscoll
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Morgan Continisio
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David Bennett
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Hiking

The trail was in great shape. A little mud in a couple spots but easy to get around it. Lots of people were out and the parking lot was full by 10:30am.

Leah Carr
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Casey Dalcher
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Larry Priori
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K Schmoyer
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Kyle Petersen
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Hiking

Very wide in some places and others growth is closing in on the trail. Very well marked and nice trail. Not that difficult.

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Mary Kobak
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HikingBugs

Trail was clearly marked, and I'm saying this as a novice. Lots of spider webs and web strands to run into, but this is peak spider season. Good elevation variations and variety of terrain. Will branch off to Raccoon Trail and Miller's Point next time.

Ron Tebbetts
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Hiking

Relatively easy trail. Did it after a rainy period and the lower elevation portion of the trail was very muddy. Added the trail to Millers Point to add additional distance. I did the loop in a counter clockwise direction and found the section of the trail just before the abrupt 180 degree turn to have 7-8 fallen trees obstructing the pathway. Not a big deal to hikers but a nuisance to bikers. Otherwise the trail is in good shape.

Andrew Murphy
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Hiking

Mill creek trail , if the whole loop is done, is a moderately difficult trail. Like all of PA it is rocky and challenging footing. Parts of the trail are “blocked” by fallen trees and will require climbing over / under or around. With the recent rains he trail is muddy and some of the trail has become small creeks in places and Ice can be an issue in these spots. Would not rely on cell phone for trail map , bring a paper copy, as cell reception can be spotty.

Vicki Berkowitz
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Hiking

This is a great hike if you are looking for a couple hours in the woods! Nice terrain, good ups and downs that get your heart pumping. Not a scenic hike - also not crowded or too many people. Opportunity to add some distance if you do the buzzard trail loop. Very well marked in my opinion. It is hunting season, so wear bright clothes as hunting permitted in some areas of French Creek. We’ve had a lot of rain so beware of mud.

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