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hiking
22 days ago

All rope bridges crossing the water were knocked down, making it pretty difficult to navigate. You will get wet!

hiking
26 days ago

Loved the view at the top, the rocks was a fun part of the trail and the Hawks and Buzzards were super close, the doggo loved it too:)

Went last week, not marked very well. Went right & ended up being a loop along the transmission lines.
I went back this week and went left this time, found the Blue Trail, don't know if it's a loop or not. not very well maintained most of the trails are old access roads. I saw a lot of signs saying these trails are not maintained anymore so I believe at one time it must have been pretty intricate.
very high weeds even on the access trails with a lot of sticker bushes I recommend wearing heavy pants. I think hiking in late fall or early spring will be best.
I do a lot of hiking and biking I go out every day if anybody's ever up for anything please text me 484-577-1463.
I'm in the Reading area

peaceful and fun.

walking
1 month ago

I took my 10 and 12 year old kids on part of this trail this morning and we loved it. The abandoned road and buildings sucked us right in, as did the creek. My fearless daughter went across the rope wire bridges with no problem. Me, being the only adult there, waded across the creek instead. It has rained every day for the last five days so the water was pretty high, but at 5’3, the water didn’t go above my waist. So, if the wire freaks you out and you don’t mind getting wet, you can easily cross. The wildflowers taking back the old roadway shoulders were gorgeous, and filled with butterflies and dragonflies. Toads and frogs were all over the place. There were only two disadvantages - the PG-13 graffiti and the noises from the adjacent quarry. Neither of these things bothered us, but some people would be annoyed by them. It’s probably quieter on the weekends. I’m glad the app had it listed!

hiking
2 months ago

Peaceful and clean.... A friend told me about this place and I am glad she did. Nice hideaway Hazel__eyes .

hiking
2 months ago

Lots of fun and tons to see; flooded quarry, abandoned house and buildings, ruined double-yellow roadway, rock climbing and all of God’s splendor. The kids loved exploring, and there is no shortage of trailheads and offshoots to check out. I even managed to get my tiny 9-year old across the initial cable bridge without incident. It made the trip that much more memorable.

Great little area in a place you wouldn’t expect. There are several trails for all different levels and the Monocacy Hill trail itself is a lot more challenging than you’d expect.

rock climbing
2 months ago

Great trail! Hot and a little buggy. You can either stay on trails or hike through the woods. Wood trail are very steep and will make you sweat. There are really cool rope bridges to cross the rivers and you can rock repel if you have the equipment. A good parking lot and you can have picnics if you want.

Love it! Great for kids and has a beautiful stream

Our favorite here is the Creek Trail! It’s perfect for kids.

Would say Easy rather than moderate. Trails very well marked, so that's a plus. Woods are nice but didn't have much particularly scenic features/vistas.

hiking
2 months ago

This might be my new favorite spot. I've done almost all the trails now. The trek up the hill on the white trail is a little brutal if you haven't done steep hills in a while. The rocks are sturdy going up, and ny dog did them with ease (but hes also part billy goat) Trails are clearly marked, and there's fun little side things, like a few big boulders to sit on top of and tree stump stepping stones and graffiti on some old building .. it's got a bit of everything.

My 8 and 9 year old explored this trail with me and we had a blast. We did the Hill Trail and the Railbed Trail. Seems like Railbed might get very muddy after recent rain, but we ended up there on a great day. Cant wait to go back!

Great hike with a beautiful view for the reward. The climb up is a little challenging but def manageable. Good family hike option. Wear boots bc trail is rocky and muddy in many areas

There are 2 ways to enter this area also known as Old 82 to locals. One entrance is a road that is graffitied with beautiful yet disturbing art. Adds a little interest to your walk as you can read and look at art. From the other side you have to cross cable bridges which are super fun but one slip and you are in the river. (It’s easier than you think) Along your journey, you will find a few old abandoned structures and a quarry. You can also find a BEAUTIFUL lake here. It’s a little walk but nothing extreme.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, quiet area in the back of Birdsboro. Took my little dog (who can't swim) and had to carry her in my shirt to cross the cable bridge. The graffiti art is quite beautiful!!

hiking
3 months ago

fun trail. the river crossings are nice and exciteing. there's a couple small lakes to view and the rock climbing walls are beautiful. its on a nature preserve and was a short drive from where I was staying. if you get a Chanch check this one out.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trails! We were surprised by how steep the Monocacy Hill Trail was - what a great workout! And there were little waterfalls along the Creek Trail! Highly recommend - will definitely be going back :)

Very nice and scenic hike with beautiful views. Alot of rock scrambling to get to the top of the mountain. Heart pumping climb but not to hard.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike. Climbing up the Monacacy Hill trail will get your heart rate up a bit, but overall I'd say it's an easier moderate trail. Very well marked trailheads and distance markers. Went on a lovely April weekend day and only crossed paths with 5 other hikers over 2 hours. Very peaceful! Especially at the top vista looking out over the fields. Would be a good trail to do with kids--enough to keep interested with rocks and some boardwalk spots, but not too difficult or long.

Scenic and beautiful in the snow. took the hard way up, but was great exercise.

A really nice area. My first time there today. Many trails off the main 2 1/2 mile loop. Looking forward to going back and hiking up the Monocacy Hill trail. The view at the top is supposed to be awesome!

This hike has a little bit of everything! There is a stream, a view, and some history. If you grab a map you can easily navigate your way through every section of this area in a day. This is a very well maintained, relaxing hike. There are picnic tables and bathrooms at the trailhead which is always nice. If you are a female in interested in hiking with other females join our hiking group on FB and be invite to monthly meetups with other women! https://www.facebook.com/groups/GirlsWhoHikePA/

hiking
7 months ago

great hike close to home. We started out from parking lot and took creek trail. Then tied into Monocacy Hill trail and followed white blazes up the mountain. It was cloudy but the views were nice. Definitely got the heart rate up.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hike. The park seems abandoned altogether, but still nice. To get to the actually quarry with the rock cliff: cross tight rope, walk towards abandoned house and follow paved road just beyond house, cross second tight rope and bear to the right, just past the abandoned barn you will find a sign regarding rock climbing, follow upper or lower path to reach the quarry. The lower path takes you along the lake.

10 months ago

Nice spot at Hay Creek but we couldn’t do the hike because several of my kids were too short to climb across the cables above the creek. Since it was a cold November day, we couldn’t go through the water either so we had to call it quits.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice hike but a lot easier than expected.

hiking
11 months ago

Took my dog here, was nice trail for him...little water action for him. Got to see some rock climbers in action.

backpacking
11 months ago

This place is very scenic and it has some cool wire bridges. A lot of friendly rock climbers as well.

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