Skippack Circle Loop Trail

MODERATE 83 reviews
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Skippack Circle Loop Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Norristown, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, horses, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
347 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Collegeville, PA: Follow Germantown Pike south. Immediately after crossing the Perkiomen Creek, turn right onto Ridge Pike Road. Travel through the park property and turn left onto Grange Avenue. Take your first left onto Mill Road. Follow it to the first parking area. Skippack Circle Loop Trail begins along side the creek.

hiking
4 hours ago

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

I started from the Old Farmstead which would be at the very end of the second of the three parking sections on your right as you drive in. The trail from the farmstead to the loop is not well documented on the map, so it was a bit confusing. Once arriving at the loop I took a left, heading east/north, and it was a pleasant enough walk until...the areas I encountered were so destroyed by horses that it was not passable without sinking fairly deep into mud. I do not wear knee high boots, so I literally had to turn around and go back.

What really pisses me off is that as a mountain biker, we have always been chastised by municipalities and park authorities about how mountain biking destroys trails and consequently mountain bikes have been prohibited on most trails in most parks in the area. Yet the truth is the most mountain bikers are very sensitive to trail conditions and often volunteer to help maintain them. Mountain bikes could not possibly do the damage that these equestrians do, but because they have the money and influence, they get to continue to destroy these trails such that hikers cannot use them.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful setting, but about half the trail length was very torn up by horses and was very muddy. Also, this trail has significantly more poison ivy than most others in the area making it very kid unfriendly.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Torn up by horses and very boring. Several trails shown on the map did not exist. Poorly marked. Not recommended on foot

1 month ago

1 month ago

Difficult to navigate since it's really poorly marked.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Beautiful area & occasionally challenging trail. My one complaint is that it's poorly marked which is particularly troublesome at turns and intersections along the way; despite having a map, that isn't very easy to follow, I got off track several times & became concerned that I was headed in the wrong direction.
The addition of blazes would make this an ideal trail. Be prepared to get muddy if there's been rain or on the spring, some sections were soggy.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Just had bilateral knee replacement surgery 4.5 months ago. The "Loop" took me 2.5 hours to finish, a bit sore and swollen but great morning of rehab!

3 months ago