Nolde Forest Trail

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Nolde Forest Trail is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Reading, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

~ BEAUTIFUL TRAIL! Unlike most nature trails, Nolde added bridges and platforms to the trails to make your hike a little more aesthetic. The architecture of these platforms and bridges were very well thought out and definitely won’t bore you. They also do amazing in creating pictures ~

4 months ago

beautiful trail, good spot to take the kids too.

hiking
4 months ago

Went on a hot April day, it was very nice because we weren’t under the direct sun and we’re by the water for much of the hike which made it cooler. Lots to see, but would’ve been better if we’d gone when there were leaves on the trees. Everything was a little dead. Otherwise, it was a great 2 hours hike!

hiking
7 months ago

Great trails through tall pines, along the creek and around remnants of the original owners (gravel roads, mansion, etc). I'm glad I grabbed a map because the trails do not have blazes. They have signs but mostly at trail intersections. It's get a little confusing. Overall nice hike though. Some steep hills but nothing too challenging.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful sights along the way.

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked it a month ago. It was a beautiful hike. We were able to see different ruins along the way.

9 months ago

Nice trail, fairly easy, had a good time

hiking
10 months ago

This trail system actually is 10 miles of different trails. It’s pretty amazing! Wear sturdy hiking shoes as there are lots of exposed roots and rocks along the paths. The paths are clearly marked although I recommend getting a trail map before you start out just so you have your bearings. If you’re not familiar it could be easy to get turned around.

I was here on a Monday morning in mid October and it was quite peaceful. The one exception was several minutes of two dogs barking at each other in some other part of the forest. The sound really carries there and everyone in the forest probably heard them barking! Otherwise, it was a very quiet, peaceful, and tremendously enjoyable hike!

hiking
10 months ago

need to be better marked but besides that it was a great time

11 months ago

4 miles of peace and quiet

hiking
11 months ago

Enjoyed the trail on a beautiful day. It is an easy trail and a lot to see.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Just a really nice nature hike.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great hike we had today.. beautiful waterfall when you enter the park. The paths are clear and well maintained. Beautiful park!

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

Really enjoyable hike. The Watershed Trail was nice.

hiking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Well marked. Good variety of trails that intersect to make hike as long or short as you want.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

nice place to hike

walking
Monday, January 02, 2017

loved this trail! Everyone's pups were leashed - it was nice to walk the dogs without feeling like you were going to be bum rushed! Cute little bridges and water throughout - wish we could have found the house/mansion but went to late in the day and had to turn around. Only suggestion is some more parking!

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

great place to go .needs more parking open on weekends tho.

birding
Friday, August 26, 2016

Beautiful and many choice of trail, streem and forest

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Beautiful hike ! Lots to explore on the trail.

mountain biking
Monday, June 06, 2016

looking for partner to mountain bike. easy way through some trails, reading area.

hiking
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I hiked this trail in June 2015. Was there on a Friday morning and encountered a total of four people while I was out. Mostly easy walk through the woods; I made it more challenging by turning around at the bottom of that long hill and going up it again. Very peaceful, bordering on eerie.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

This is a great trail... I went in January and there was still lots to see. Many trails at different levels

hiking
Monday, January 04, 2016

We've done a couple trails here now and they're very well maintained and marked.

hiking
Thursday, October 08, 2015

I live just 6 miles from Nolde Forest and hike there regularly. In addition to the well marked trails they offer a handy fold-able map/brochure (it's at the mansion/office and the Sawmill kiosk) that makes it easy to plan a variety of hikes where you can choose the difficulty level and the distance by combining the many different trails. The entire park is a beautiful environmental, education center where an abundance of seasonal plants and flowers grow - simply enchanting!

walking
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Beautiful park, great place to take pictures. Dog friendly walking trails that are good for all ages/levels.

hiking
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I've been to a ton of parks and hiking areas within a two hour radius of Kutztown and this is my favorite place ever. It's not so much a hike as it is a trail. I love it here, it's so peaceful and so beautiful.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Great trails with great views. The trails are very well marked.

Friday, May 30, 2014

great place, cant wait to go back and do some more. Good if you are into native plants. lots of trails through mature forest. you will probably be alone up on the ridges, the trails near the creek were pretty busy.

hiking
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Great place for a family hike and the staff is very knowledgeable of the parks history.

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