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it was very relaxing with a nice view of the River

Trail is very muddy in places and poorly marked. Not an enjoyable hiking trail

Our favorite local day hike, we do it often. Just long enough but not too long. Can be muddy and difficult to follow the path

Nice trail. It's maintained fairly well and has nice views of the creek. You have to hop on the road for about a quarter mile, but besides that its enjoyable.

trail running
2 months ago

Very pretty but quite muddy

road biking
3 months ago

Best urban ride in southeastern Pennsylvania. Free parking on Sedgley street at Kelly drive. Sculptures scattered through the Fairmont park part of the trail give great spots for a water break and a photo. Heavy traffic on the trail up to the Falls bridge, after which It thins out until Manayunk. A strech of street riding until the canal path comes into play ,then a safe auto free ride until Phoenixville. Connecting trails along the entire SRT make this trail the main artery this side of Pa.

As the other reviewers said, the trail is not well marked and it is very muddy. That being said, the hike is well worth the extra effort. The scenery is beautiful and the creek is full of fish and other wildlife.

The trail was poorly marked and it was extremely muddy. Scenery was pretty.

Didn't like the areas which were on the street. Good hike though.

A great trail close to home. Great for running, walking, and biking! There is a lot to explore throughout the park. It’s easy to find yourself on another trail in the park. I’ve lived near it for several years and still feel like I’m finding new things to explore!

4 months ago

Hiked today. Fairly easy to follow the yellow blazes - if in doubt head towards the creek. But was muddy on the SW side where all the horses had churned up the trail.

4 months ago

Not well marked at all... I got confused several spots. Was not easy to figure out where the trail is. From the parking lot, I went on the left hand side to start the loop, and the trail is beyond muddy, it is cakey mud... very slippery. The one good thing, going on the LHS from the parking lot, you get to play in the water... My dog loved it... if you take the right hand side, is not muddy at all, but since this is a loop, you will eventually come back to the mud... I will not go back due to the ill marked and not well maintained trails.

This says dogs must be on leash but all I see in the pictures is dogs off leash??

Loved this trail! Being along the creek made the experience more special. There are areas that feel like walking through a fairy garden. A good balance of flat terrain with moderate climbing. Narrow path for most of the trail. There were piles of manure but they weren’t offensive. It did not detract from the experience at all. There are a good deal of exposed roots so you have to pay attention to your footing. This is hiking, not an easy stroll in the park. Be prepared for muddy areas with the natural springs that feed into Skippack Creek. There are bridges that cross the wider parts of the creek if you’re doing the full 4.7 loop. Trail is fairly well marked.

a fun little trail to get a few miles in to stay in practice. can be very muddy in parts due to horse traffic. with that traffic also comes horse land mines. hunt in is allowed in some sections, so wear Orange.

easy hike, good way to get away for an hour or two

trail running
10 months ago

Paved path with great lighting. If you’re new to the city like I was, this was an easily accessible running path with lights and lanes to make you feel safe! Definitely would like to do this again. Not traditional trails so you may be disappointed if you’re looking for dirt.

Brought my dog and we loved this trail! Definitely not the best marked (totally think we went on the horse trail at the beginning) but we made it thanks to some local hikers that do this hike every week. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a long hike but an easy one

Very poorly marked! Ended up quite a walk on busy road but fortunately I had my "map my walk" app on so it got us to our car. Glad it was a beautiful day ! Got my steps in!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A really great hike to get your heart rate up for a fantastic work out. The only issue I had was the fact that parts of the trail were not clearly marked, so I ended up finding myself walking along the horse trail. There was some horse poop, but since it’s Autumn, a lot of it is covered by leaves/decomposing. I wish the parts of the trail that split from the horse friendly parts were more clearly marked. (White dots.)

Monday, August 28, 2017

HOLY HORSE POOP!!! I enjoyed the company I was with, but that was it! This trail was AWFUL ! The trail is marked as multi-use...which is fine, horses DESTROYED this trail!! My friend and I hardly saw anything because our eyes were glued to the ground the entire time because of all of the horse poop and mud from the torn up patches of "path" from the horse activity. I'm all for sharing trails with dogs, bikers, runners, ect, but these horses completely ruined this trail. I'm shocked that it is even marked for hikers to use at all. Even the people on the horses were rude and inconsiderate. When they were coming up to you, you had to trample through mud and poop, and squeeze next to a tree until they passed at their own slow pace. I will definitely NOT GO BACK to this trail or hike any other trail at this park where horses are permitted to go. I will have to do some research and find some trails for HIKERS ONLY because it is a beautiful park, but this was a miserable experience because of the condition the horses left this trail in.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

I started from the Old Farmstead which would be at the very end of the second of the three parking sections on your right as you drive in. The trail from the farmstead to the loop is not well documented on the map, so it was a bit confusing. Once arriving at the loop I took a left, heading east/north, and it was a pleasant enough walk until...the areas I encountered were so destroyed by horses that it was not passable without sinking fairly deep into mud. I do not wear knee high boots, so I literally had to turn around and go back.

What really pisses me off is that as a mountain biker, we have always been chastised by municipalities and park authorities about how mountain biking destroys trails and consequently mountain bikes have been prohibited on most trails in most parks in the area. Yet the truth is the most mountain bikers are very sensitive to trail conditions and often volunteer to help maintain them. Mountain bikes could not possibly do the damage that these equestrians do, but because they have the money and influence, they get to continue to destroy these trails such that hikers cannot use them.

Sunday, July 09, 2017


Beautiful setting, but about half the trail length was very torn up by horses and was very muddy. Also, this trail has significantly more poison ivy than most others in the area making it very kid unfriendly.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Torn up by horses and very boring. Several trails shown on the map did not exist. Poorly marked. Not recommended on foot

Monday, June 19, 2017

Difficult to navigate since it's really poorly marked.

road biking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Great trail and views of the river.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beautiful area & occasionally challenging trail. My one complaint is that it's poorly marked which is particularly troublesome at turns and intersections along the way; despite having a map, that isn't very easy to follow, I got off track several times & became concerned that I was headed in the wrong direction.
The addition of blazes would make this an ideal trail. Be prepared to get muddy if there's been rain or on the spring, some sections were soggy.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Just had bilateral knee replacement surgery 4.5 months ago. The "Loop" took me 2.5 hours to finish, a bit sore and swollen but great morning of rehab!

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