Looking for a great trail near Downingtown, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Kerr Park or Dowlin Struble Forge Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Downingtown ranging from 0.9 to 5.1 miles and from 209 to 485 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
16 days ago

Trail was nice. Good size hills. Downside the occasional mountain bike.

hiking
29 days ago

Nice easy trail. Great views of the lake all along the trail. Beautiful State Park to spend a day in.

Not very busy on a Sunday in November. A lot of side trails. You can hear cars for some of the hike.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Such a good hike. A lot of elevation changes. Great workout with beautiful scenery!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Nice trail. Mostly flat grade. Shaded and hugs the creek. Very scenic. We also hooked onto Uwchlan trail to Eagleview. Thinner, hilly trail by comparison but very scenic as well. Enjoyable ride all in all.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail I’m not very well marked. And it’s clearly longer then 5.4 miles. I suggest long pants and hiking boots. There is a majority of the time in y’all over grown grass. If you prefer the woods vs creek then this is for you. Other then that it’s not a bad trail. Great workout

walking
2 months ago

Thank you to whoever did the trail work and built the new bridge on the orange trail!

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

This trail is definitely longer than 7.4 miles. If you check my trail map vs the one included, I cut back to the starting trail (due to some unexpected health issues) and still got in 7.6 miles. If I had completed the shown trail, I believe it would have been between 8.5-9 miles total. Something I would have no issues doing, just a heads up for people not expecting it. I actually enjoyed this trail quite a bit. It wasn’t very strenuous, a nice mix of tree covered vs open field and the water was quite lovely. I would come back to do this one again and complete the entire thing. Definitely a lot of cyclists out. It would be nice if they had and would use a bell or horn to let you know they’re coming up on you. I was surprised by quite a few with know notice whatsoever, not even a “hey! Bikes coming up behind you”.

Enjoyable walk. Side trails give more options.

Did the south loop trail this weekend with my dad & 10 year old son, and we all really enjoyed it! Absolutely beautiful, and we really liked how they left everything undisturbed (ie cutting a notch out of a dead tree that went over the trail so you could walk over it, instead of moving it). Will definitely be back!

easy

hiking
3 months ago

blacktop path crowded especially on nice weekends follows creek.

hiking
3 months ago

Shady, safe and well kept path. Great place to catch a huge bloom of wild tiger lilies in the heat of summer. Also great in the fall when the leaves change color! So pretty!

running
rocky
washed out
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

blacktop jungle

hiking
3 months ago

We only did the south loop. We would have done more had it not been for the traffic noise. It’s a shame about the traffic noise because it really is a nice hike.

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

Lovely trails with other friendly hikers and bikers. Did it with my young kids and will definitely come back with them and the dog. Bring bug spray for the flies and mosquitos and be on watch for those dreaded spotted lantern flies :( don't bring them home!

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

hiking
over grown
4 months ago

overgrown in some areas near the dam. Overall a great hike. Trail is marked with white and then yellow and without the app or map it would be rather difficult to know whether you're going around in circles.

hiking
4 months ago

Skinny trail, you have to watch for mountain bikers. Very busy trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Only did one mile but a nice paved flat trail for casual walks and bike rides. Along Forest Branch Brandywine Creek. Can be crowded. Sounds of traffic. But pleasant with plenty of shade.

on Harmony Hill

hiking
4 months ago

lantern flys

mountain biking
rocky
4 months ago

This was an awesome trail, very well maintained, and very well marked. Lots of hills, short areas of rocks and roots, but easy terrain in general. Only down side was that it was a busy trail with people and mountain bikes. I would definitely recommend this trail.

Gorgeous and well-maintained. The trails are great and there is a garden as well as a butterfly area that I enjoy going to.

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

It’s confusing finding where the trail begins. The entire trail is very poorly marked. Overgrown, rocky, steep hills, extreme mud. This trail is definitely not easy, it should be classified moderate. We did not enjoy this trail.

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