Hike the Indian Springs Trail

Brandywine Creek State Park

Distance

1.8 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Jennifer White

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

This is a beautiful hike through the Tulip Poplar Woods Nature Preserve that leads to the Brandywine River.

The Indian Springs trailhead is located to the right of the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center. The address for your GPS is 41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, DE, 19807.

The trail starts out following along a crafted stone wall built in the 1800's and leads you through the 190 year-old tulip poplar forest. This park is a great place to see wildflowers, songbirds, water fowl, deer and of course, the beautiful tulip poplar trees. The trail descends gradually to the Brandywine River and is somewhat rocky at times. Once you reach the bottom, the trail levels out to a packed earth surface that runs right along the river. It can definitely get muddy by the river. You'll eventually reach a point where you can turn left and continue on the Indian Springs Trail or stay straight along the river on the Hidden Pond Trail. The Indian Springs Trail ascends steeply over rocky terrain to the top of the hill where it eventually levels off to a gradual grade through the woods back up to the Nature Center. If you'd like to avoid the rocky terrain you can continue on the Hidden Pond Trail for a more gradual hike uphill back to the Nature Center.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $100/night

Camp Kinzers

Kinzers, Pennsylvania

From $130/night

Arrowhead Farm Stables

Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania

From $120/night

Creekside Woods Getaway

Boyertown, Pennsylvania

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Love this trail!

There are very few trails to hike near the West Chester area, but this is definitely one of the best in the area. There is plenty of parking and many picnic tables. I love running this trail especially during the cooler fall months.

Distance

1.8 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Jennifer White

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