Ridley Creek State Park Yellow Trail

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Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek State Park Yellow Trail is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Glen Mills, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.6 miles Elevation Gain: 915 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

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18 hours ago

Lots of trees down in the paths from today’s storm. Took a few reroutes and scaling trees to get out.

3 days ago

Good easy / moderate trail for novice hikers

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6 days ago

Awesome trails. Would recommend checking it out!

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9 days ago

Perfect hike. Took the dog and started during light rain. Best part was only seeing one other person. Trail was challenging enough to keep us interested (100 lb 3 year old Doberman, 31 year old active beginner hiker). Reasonably rocky and muddy at times but was comfortable in old sneakers. Tree cover throughout with nice mix of water and hills.

Did this out and back twice for a perfect 15mile trail run. Topography was gentle but engaging and fun. I got a little confused initially with how the trail markers point to which direction to go and all the colors, but figured it out with help from my phone. Did it on a Monday before noon and only came across a handful of people.

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19 days ago

Decent trail. We like Perkiomen or Valley Forge better (the mount misery hike is gorgeous) but this is close by and a nice forest trail.

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29 days ago

Enjoyed the yellow trail. Started at picnic area 16. It intersects with the white trail at one point but it was easy to stay on the route. There were enough places to practice social distancing when hikers were coming the other direction. It’s a really nice trail in a beautiful state park.

Trail definitely took a lot longer than 5.5 miles we eventually took the main path back

Really awesome if you like dirt trails and hills

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rocky
2 months ago

wow . my new favorite trail. it will test you

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3 months ago

Great out and back hike. The creek is a great feature. Well blazed. Pack a lunch and spend a nice picnic at #17.

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muddy
3 months ago

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muddy
3 months ago

Great trail. Excellent marking just pretty moody at times. Had a good exercise and good for a dog. Not too many people.

Took this trail on a weekday morning, and because of the time of year the ground was frozen when I started but pretty muddy on the way back. Overall, if you wear the right shoes, it was awesome and refreshing.

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rocky
5 months ago

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rocky
5 months ago

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7 months ago

The orange trail is actually a point to point trail You can see the route here https://www.friendsofrcsp.org/images/trailmaps/AboutourHikingTrails.pdf I did the trail and it is well signed but at the end your are not where you started.

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7 months ago

Hadn't done this trail in years and was looking forward to the little loop in southern area of the trails where the White and Yellow trail form this small loop with a thin path between these large rocks. However, the tiny path between the rocks seems to no longer be maintained as I could not find the connecting path coming back on the yellow trail. Could still see the rocks coming up the White trail but could see was all grown in between the rocks. Sounds silly, but I mention only because that segment is actually highlighted as part of this trail. Overall, all the trails here (including White and Yellow here) are nicely cleared, blazed and provide good signs at intersections. It's a busy park so if you're there on the weekend, you are going to be passing other people on pretty much most of the trails (maybe less on Hunting Hill loop).

Lots of dogs and loud people

Shaded trail, spots of mud, not well marked at the beginning of trail but a nice hike with some decent elevation and plenty of types of hiking - paved surfaces and dirt paths. Very narrow at times. Not buggy for us but we were near water a lot and potential for bugs at times. We ended our hike walking into a wedding venue. Need to return and check out the mansion and grounds. All in all a good hike.

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muddy
8 months ago

Did a mix of yellow and white. Creek part is pretty. The rest is very similar. Next time try orange trail.

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muddy
10 months ago

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11 months ago

This state park is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately it needs better maps and signage on the trails. We took the white trail (4.1) miles and we ended up hiking 7 to get back to where we started. We also ran into several other people in the same situation. On a positive, lots of cars but trails not crowded.

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Sun Jun 02 2019

Easy for experienced hikers but a nice challenge for beginners. lots of ups and downs and a few streams to cool off in.

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muddy
Sun May 19 2019

did a mix of various trails. some scenic points.

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bugs
Thu Apr 11 2019

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