Explore the most popular trail running trails near Downingtown with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 days ago

Quite enjoyable for a novice

hiking
12 days ago

Well kept trail, beautiful hike. Not very many markings, but the map I followed helped just fine!

fishing
1 month ago

Easy, not stressful at all. We walked it while carrying lots of fishing equipment. There are many smaller trails that lead off of the main trail to get to the water to fish

Blue trail from West boat launch

Good workout. I'd rate it between easy to moderate. some hills. scenic.

walking
6 months ago

Very scenic!

trail running
8 months ago

Safe if flat... good training spot, great for kids (especially on bikes as no cars

fun technical challenging ride

hiking
10 months ago

A seemingly neglected area of this trail is the path you can straight uphill by the large power lines, if -- after parking by the covered bridge trailhead -- you make a right (instead of left) onto the continuation of the paved trail.

Follow the paved trail past a picnic area (which will be on your right), and then a cinder block storage house with porta-potty (which will be on your left) until you end up face-to-face with the large power lines that cross the area. You will see a steep gravel hill following the power line towers. Take this path straight uphill until you get to a large grassy field. You will find that although the grass is rather high, there is a stomped out path that will lead you along the right edge of the field, past one trail opening and then to a bench. I usually take the second trail opening (which is just beyond the bench) and follow it all the way down until it drops me off again on the paved trail, close to another parking lot.

Including this ALT path into your hike will add a couple extra miles of good moderate-level hiking when coupled with the Harmony Hill trail loop.

10 months ago

Nice wooded tail, part of the full loop was under construction and couldn't be walked near then end so we had to take alternate path

Started in downtown Downingtown. Paved around Ballfield into a residential area. On Glendale Road just before the tunnel there is a faint trail on the right-hand side. Follow that up the side of the tunnel there is a white blaze Trail, you follow that until you can see a graffiti covetable backtrack slightly to find a double Bleise follow that white trail until you come to Bradford Avenue where it joins 322 cross and continue on paved trail. Alternatively drive 322 until you come to parking lot and join trail there.

hiking
10 months ago

Dogs and I throughly enjoyed the trails. Not too busy considering it was Labor Day.

hiking
10 months ago

This was an enjoyable hike with a bunch of different colored trails. I generally tried to follow the AllTrails route, but you don't have to.

Nice flow, some upkeep needed on wooden crossings and trail could be marked a little better but overall an enjoyable ride-

hiking
10 months ago

A great hike on a beautiful day. I did lose track of markers for awhile on the return loop but map was a great help.

hiking
11 months ago

Cool trail with old farm ruins and a pretty creek that dogs love, really like this trail!

Awesome place to mountain bike!

on Marsh Creek Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful area! I would call this an easy hike though, not moderate. The trails are not well marked, so it's easy to get off the main trail, but there is awesome scenery around so what's not to love. Hikers: Be cautious of mountain bikers. The trails are narrow and I almost got taken out by a few bikers shooting around blind corner. Mountain bikers: keep an eye out for hikers and be mindful of controlling speed around corners.

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Nice wooded valley walk with well marked, mixed-use trails. The walk listed here is actually a blend of 4 intersecting loop trails - green, blue, white, yellow, and red. Easy terrain would be good for a family

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

This collection of trails cover several miles in a rural area between Downingtown and West Chester.
This trail allows anyone to hike, walk, jog, and bike. Providing a very easy path that is paved or many rugged and rocky trails that twist up and down the hill.
These trails are great for family, a group of people, or even a loan hiker(as I) to give you a great experience.
Expect to see wildlife every single time you go here.

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Very muddy today, but great hike. The smell of honey sucks that hit you throughout your hike is wonderful.

Monday, May 29, 2017

The best trail.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

trail running
Saturday, April 01, 2017

Nice. Trails were well maintained, but not always clearly marked, and many side trails (my only complaint and it's not a big one). Great scenery. Was cold and muddy but a cold, muddy day on the trail is still a great day! Will do it again.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

this has been a staple for our family for years when it is not busy it is so lovely for a solo run especially if you want obstacles

nature trips
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Love these trails. There are at least three choices of wooded trails all color coded. If you start at this entrance you walk down about a mile depending which color trail you pick. You can just do the loop or you can continue on a paved trail along the Brandywine River. Well marked.

hiking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Awesome! Easily customize the route as you go.

hiking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

walking
Monday, January 16, 2017

JUst getting back into hiking; good trails, well marked. Very wooded area; some old home foundations; small creek/water area. Seem to be well maintained. All the trails seem to cross each other and at times overlap; if you easily get lost, bring a map. I enjoyed it and will go back

fishing
Monday, September 05, 2016

Marsh creek was awesome. So many things to do. We brought our own kayaks but your you can show up and rent them as well as paddle boards. Bring a lunch and make a day of it! Can't wait to go back!

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