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Ridley Creek Orange Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newtown Square, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 206 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Views

Wild flowers

Over grown

Rocky

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Reviews (191)
Photos (175)
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Completed (238)
Matt West
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Mountain biking

Nice small loop. Plenty of running water and a few steep inclines/declines to get in a workout. Great easy after work loop! Little wet and muddy, but it did just rain, so that doesn’t count against it.

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Bliss Walker
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HikingMuddyOver grown

got Lyme. overgrown. ticks.

Mike Piekarski
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HikingOver grown

Easy hike. Took about 45 mins. Very simple terrain but not the best marked in some areas, as a few random detour signs were slightly confusing. All in all a quick and easy one you can get in and out of in under and hour. Beware the parking, as there’s quite the drop off that could probably take a bumper if you don’t navigate it properly.

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Ashlee Halbritter
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Hiking

Excellent loop for little kids. Some parental carrying involved for big hills and tired legs, but our 3 year old did quite well. Time reflects stick collecting, bug investigating, and general exploring. Swim time in the creek not included.

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Mossy Bradley
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Hiking

Wonderful, short trail along the water! Trail is well marked and well maintained- shouldn’t encounter any ticks if you are walking where you should.

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Dan Furfari
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Hiking

Loved it. Longest we’ve done with our 3 and 5 year olds, but enough stuff on the way to keep them happy, and only one hill at the beginning. Lots of wildlife and some dragonflies. Small parking lot and easy to bottom out when parking but it’s manageable and wasn’t too busy. Definitely will be back.

Ashley Harvard
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Hiking

Parking super difficult

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Ben Lawrey
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Hiking

Beautiful hike. We went right after a heavy rain storm and the creek level was high. We saw frogs and turtles.

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Marielle Scherrer
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Hiking

Lovely walk along the river, soothing noise and beautiful views. We did not have many other hikers, around 6pm. Nice smells, not many bugs, a few rocky parts, one mild to moderate hill.

Bliss Walker
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HikingBugsFloodedMuddyOver grownWashed out

Ticks and more make this the least desirable trail in the park. Besides being muddy - it is overgrown and wild and we had a lot of ticks. Also seems to be a teen party spot - complete w loud speakers. This trail is not maintained and is washed out. The white and yellow trails are a lot nicer - but the loop still has the BEST views!! Tip: if you have a dog- there have been problems - rangers started giving fines to off leash dogs.. $300! - on leash dog owners have been complaining as their dogs are not safe from the off leash ones. Because of these problems- folks have stopped using this trail. You will have more fun and safety (and less ticks and hassles) on the other trails!

Andrew Putter
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Hiking

Beautiful Mother’s Day hike

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Trey Katzenbach
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Hiking

Hard packed trail through the woods. A wonderful hike. It is the only trail on the other side of the creek. There are lots of places to climb around the logs and rocks, especially at the turn around.

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Eileen Mcdevitt
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Thomas M. Firchow
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Hiking

Great Spring day for a hike. Cody loved it too!

Max Mccauley
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HikingBlowdownFloodedMuddyOver grown

Nice trail but very muddy. Boots recommended. Starting to get overgrown.

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Jeannine Campbell
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Hiking

Found easy parking in the Colonial PA Plantation parking lot. Wonderful trail but be sure to wear your boots as there is a LOT of mud at the start of the trail. Lots of beauty on this trail!

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Brian O
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HikingBugs
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Brian Lemond
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Hiking

3 adults and 1 six year old really enjoyed this trail. We got some good exercise and enjoyed the scenery. Loads of just-off-trail nooks with large rocks or logs to sit and rest or enjoy your snacks ;). Trail conditions were excellent. We’ll be back to this one.

Steve Michalec
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Hiking

This will be a prettier hike in a few weeks after the trees have leafed out. I also did the Orange Trail Access Trail (fluorescent green blazes) to and back from Sycamore Mills, which is a less crowded way to walk further along the creek - the road on the other side of the creek is quite busy with walkers, runners and bikers.

Max Mccauley
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Hiking

Great short dog friendly trail with great views.

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Justin Duda
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Hiking

It was fine. Nothing too special. Crowded like Ridley Creek can get.

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Adam Bidegary
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HikingMuddy

we had a wonderful time on the trail this evening! The trail is muddy and sloppy in some places, but otherwise a fantastic 2 mile!

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