Springfield Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Springfield Township, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.6 miElevation gain515 ftRoute typeLoop
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The Springfield Trail is 4.7-mile loop trail through public and private lands in Springfield Township, PA and Nether Providence Township, PA. The trail features a portion in Smedley Park along Crum Creek, as well as portions along Whiskey Run. The trail connects to the Leiper-Smedley trail at it's northern terminus. The trail includes many historical features, including Jane Lowne's original Springfield dwelling in a cave, many former mill and industrial sites from the 17 century onward. This trail is dog friendly (on a leash) and includes open space at Smedley Park including an off-leash area.

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Julie Hyman
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The loop was a little all over the place including walking on the side of busy roads, railroad tracks and across multiple small creeks. It was hard to follow at times but well marked with blazes at other points. We didn’t quite realize what we were getting ourselves into!

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Dave Schrader
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Generally very good and well marked while in the wooded sections but this trail leaves the woods a few times and you walk on sidewalks and in neighborhoods but there aren’t signs to direct you. You need to follow the map on the app to pick up the trail again. Follows train tracks and some trashy sections but good diverse terrain.

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Taren Mordas
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a variety of scenery and well marked.

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Joshua Stroh
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Marissa Castro
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Mike Krimm
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Just okay. Snowy probably better when dry

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Marissa Castro
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David Drager
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Went for snowy and icy hike. Slapped on my YakTrax and had no problem. Nobody on the trail. Lots of animal tracks showing. Trail is clear and easy to find. A beautiful hike all around.

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David Drager
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Winter hike, icy surfaces. Used YakTrax and no problems with traction!

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Rachael Borders
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Good trail for locals. I wouldn't travel far for it. It's a few trails connected so some walking on the road and crossing streets. There were about 3-4 streams you need to walk through on the trail. Some sections of the trail don't line up with All Trails. Generally follow the yellow markings while in the woods, lots of off shoot trails but they end up intersecting with the main trail. Nice views of water and solid inclines.

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Rachel Milano-Davis
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J Dan.
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A tale of two hikes, maybe more. The woody parts were some of the nicer 476-adjacent trails in the area. The sidewalk parts were not so pleasant. I had the trails mostly to myself through much of the trip, only seeing one human family and one deer family.

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Daniel Blake
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It was definitely a challenging trail and I enjoyed it. You will be going through so streets to get to the connected trail, but for the most part you’re on narrow trails. Pretty cool

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Cori Snipes
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Meh.

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Colin Bader
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TS L
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Kimberly DiTata
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Amazing hike

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Anthony Procik
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A neat, pretty trail. It took us onto the road needlessly multiple times. Just look at the map and follow the trails without getting on the road.

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Michael DiFebbo
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SooYeon Kim
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계곡에 발빠짐 ㅅ1발

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Amy Liedy
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Feels like a lot of trails melded together. Stepped over a deer carcass! Weird blend of sidewalk walking and actual trail

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Stephanie Murrow
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Trail leads you to main roads you need to cross and through residential. Then we got lost on train tracks.

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Humpin Or Hikin
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There’s a portion where you have to cross a street I think. Got lost turned around. (Kept GPS on while driving)

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Chris Destefano
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Awesome

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Kathy Pavlovitch
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So I did the full Springfield Trail before and I enjoyed it. Today, 10/9/2020 I did a variation of it, taking side trails here and there. Thoroughly enjoyed it until I was in the “ETR woods” portion and must’ve walked over a bee’s/wasp’s nest and gut stung 5 times. (Thats 2020 for ya!) but stinging aside, was a beautiful hike!

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Dino Sanchez
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Jenna Pizzi
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Confusing trail! Kind of like walking in peoples back yards or along the road. Not naturey or relaxing. Did see some deer!

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Tatiana Krivopusk
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nice trail, got lost a bit when came out to the city and was looking for the entrance to the trail

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Shalonda L
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The best way to describe this hike is “urban hiking” BEWARE!! It’s closer to six miles! There are parts in neighborhoods that can be tricky. You do have to walk along the 101 Trolley tracks, which was a little unsettling. Overall an enjoyable. There are parts that are very serene but there are parts where you’re on busy Sproul Rd. We saw a fawn and some tadpoles.

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Heather Mcclintock
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