Stroll along the Rapid Run Nature Trail

Rate this Adventure Pennsylvania Rapid Run Nature Walk

Added by Shawn Grenninger

Easy hiking through old growth hemlock and white pine that shade thickets of rhododendron, wetllands, springs and sphagnum pools.  Excellent trail for children to explore the forest and then go swimming at Halfway Lake.

There are multiple ways to access and start the trail, there is a small parking area near the intersection of McCall Dam Road and Route 192 or you can access from the other end near the beach at Halfway Lake.  

The trail is well marked with yellow blazes and easy to fall.  This is a simple hike, but very interesting as you stroll through the shade of the old growth forest, along Rapid Run Natural Area.  

Portions of the trail are lined with rhododendron and there are multiple small boardwalks to help keep your feet dry through the wetlands.  

Excellent short hike for children with the option to swim afterwards at Halfway Lake.  

Pack List

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Camera
  • Swimsuit & towel for post-hike swim 
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

1.09 Miles

Features:

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Shawn Grenninger

Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania exploring the beautiful outdoors by foot and kayak and spending the nights under the stars. I'm typically planning my next adventure before the current one ends and of course enjoy a good beer in the process.

More Adventures Nearby

Explore George W Child's Park

Pennsylvania / George W. Child's Park Parking

Once parked, enter the trailhead and follow the trail down Dingmans Creek to the first set of falls. Try taking pictures from off the trail to the right of these falls.

Jake McKinney
6 Saves

Hike to Hornbeck's Creek Waterfall

Pennsylvania / Hornbeck's Creek

GPS Coordinates: 41.187148,-74.

Jake McKinney
8 Saves

Hike the Meadow Garden at Longwood Gardens

Pennsylvania / Meadow Garden Trailhead, Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens, located in Kennet Square Pennsylvania, is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the country.

Abby Shepard
2 Saves