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Easy hike with well maintained and marked trails. Beautiful views at the peak!! Quiet and peaceful on a March morning.

hiking
10 days ago

Good trail in a very peaceful setting, gets rocky towards the top.

on Birdsboro Quarry

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bridge out
11 days ago

fun and interesting. many different features

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bridge out
1 month ago

After parking in the lower parking lot by the park specified on here, we quickly noticed that the bridge was knocked down. Due to the high water of the river, we were unable to find a way to get to the trail.

Excellent trails as this region goes. Clearly marked and well maintained. Each trail is its own independent loop offering easy access back to the parking area and the different trails offer varying levels of challenge. The peak offers some nice views and the Creek Trail crosses a peaceful, babbling brook. Old stone walls cross the hill and the remnants of what was to be a train station are there to explore. Happy hiking.

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muddy
rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Nice view at vista. One mile uphill; rocky climb to view, with a couple of side trails to extend the hike. Very muddy at lower elevation/start after rains day prior. Fairly heavy traffic though it was a holiday.

Nice and flat for the most part. Packed cinder trail that’s well-maintained & safe. Great for runs, walks or rides.

Between the miles of muddy trails, the constant gunfire from what I assume is a gun range, a lady yelling for someone and about an hour of sirens, I imagine this hike is similar to crossing the Mexican border into the US. Enjoy.

Awesome day to hike!

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
7 months 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:)

hiking
7 months ago

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
7 months 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
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 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
8 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
8 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
9 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
10 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.

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