Ridley Creek State Park Yellow Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Ridley Creek State Park Yellow Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newton Square, 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
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
813 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

15 days ago

Gets better and better each year.

21 days ago

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1 month ago

It was a nice, quiet hike. More hilly than I expected. A few of the climbs were steep enough to have me bent over to maintain balance, which was fun. Started on the yellow and got lost early on, ending on the white trail.

Bring bug spray! Yellow, white, and blue trails are all narrow dirt paths.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

RCSP Yellow goes from park office parking lot to pavilion #17. Yellow definitely has its hills but not as rigorous as other trails. The SE flat section is filled with tall pines, that are very relaxing. The part inside the multi-use trail is the most difficult for climbing, for this trail. The part near the mansion connects to a normally un-mapped (except for alltrails.com) small paved trail that forms an oval close to the mansion garden. Near the park office, where Yellow parallels the multi-use trail, this section is used as a toilet by joggers on the multi-use. I have seen countless puddles (not after rain) & wads of browned tissue thrown along this section. It is disgusting.

Great park for everyone!

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2 months ago

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Good challenging trail with hills, scenery and of course, Ridley Creek.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

I think this is meant to be noted as 'Yellow Trail'.

Per my GPS and starting at the lot by the park office, the trail runs appx 4.0 miles and has an elevation gain of 545ft. I counted six (6) substantial climbs in total. You cross the paved activity loop four (4) times along the way, including a brief walk early before turning at the overpass and towards the first major hill.

Got lost on two occasions:

1) Yellow Trail combines with the blue trail briefly, but markings aren't great. When they combine, turn right!

2) parking area #17, trail doglegs to the right while passing behind restrooms. Look for picnic tables to right of restrooms to continue journey.

Trail ends at picnic area #16, however, this is where the white trail comes in handy. Follow white across driveway, will lead back to paved road right at driveway to park offices. Total of combined trails should be 5.0mi.

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3 months ago

Nice mix of trails.

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7 months ago

If you want a good, thorough review, see David R's. It says it all. I hike here a lot, but mostly because it is close to home and easy to get to. I have probably been on every inch of every trail here, and it's neither too difficult, or too easy ( if you work it right). A big plus on hot summer days is the Creek. Nothing is better than sitting on a rock dangling your feet into the nice cool water after (or during) a long, sweaty hike! It can be quite crowded, especially on weekends, but once you get off the trails near the multi use path, you are not likely to see as many hikers.

7 months ago