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Coatesville, Pennsylvania

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  • Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Meadow Garden at Longwood Gardens

    1.7 mi / 3 ft gain
    Longwood Gardens, located in Kennet Square Pennsylvania, is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the country. Explore over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, wetlands, and floral displays. Don't miss the Meadow Garden Trail!The Meadow Garden features an 86 acre expanse of native pl...
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  • Douglassville, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Lenape and Boone Trail Loop at French Creek State Park

    4.5 mi / 715 ft gain
    French Creek State Park offers a web of trails for hiking and mountain biking with two lakes, picnic areas, and more. Hike the Lenape and Boone Trail Loop, a moderate 4.5 mile hike that winds through the forest and offers views of both of the park's lakes - Scott's Run Lake and Hopewell Lake. Dog...
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Creekside and Brandywine Valley Trail Loop

    4.5
    5.5 mi / 20 ft gain
    This loops starts out from the Rockland Road Trail head.  There is a pay station here that is self-regulated.  Creekside Trail starts here and runs the entire length of Brandywine Creek State Park along the Brandywine River. The trail is an easy 2.6 miles long and continues into First State Natio...
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Rocky Run Loop Trail at Brandywine Creek State Park

    3.2 mi / 272 ft gain
    The Rocky Run Trail is a 3.2-mile loop through Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington, Delaware. The trail has some nice views of the Brandywine River and the surrounding forest. There are some rocky areas of mild elevation, so be prepared.  The trail is not well marked, and there are many of...
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike the Hidden Pond Trail

    4.0
    2.15 mi / 282 ft gain
    Brandywine Creek State Park, a 933-acre park located in Northern Delaware, offers 14 miles of hiking trails, expanses of open fields, and the beautiful Brandywine Creek. The Hidden Pond trail is an excellent hike through the hardwood forests and down to the banks of the creek.  The trail begins ...
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  • Newark, Delaware

    Hike the PennDel Trail at White Clay Creek SP

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 0 ft gain
    White Clay Creek State Park is a large expanse of beautiful woods and streams with over 37 miles of trails. The PennDel Trail follows White Clay Creek and winds through the hardwood forests.  The PennDel Trail actually begins at the Pennsylvania state line, but the easiest way to access the trail...
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  • New Castle County, Delaware

    Hike the Indian Springs Trail

    5.0
    1.8 mi
    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 po...
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  • Newark, Delaware

    Hike White Clay Creek Preserve Loop Trail

    11.5 mi / 856 ft gain
    This trail runs through a wooded area and is great for all skill levels. It is mostly used for walking, hiking, running, and mountain biking. Though the entire loop itself is quite lengthy, there are connecting trails that you can embark on to add to or shorten your trip. The trails are well main...
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  • Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

    Hike the White Trail in Ridley Creek State Park

    2.5
    5 mi / 450 ft gain
    The white trail is the only true loop hike in the park. Strangely enough, it has no official trailhead. You can gain access to the trail from either Pavilion/picnic are #9 or Pavilion/picnic area #16. I chose picnic area #9 and hiked in a clockwise direction. This section starts very close to and...
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  • Malvern, Pennsylvania

    Hike Valley Forge

    3.9
    2.5 mi
    There are many trails to choose from on Mt. Misery and a good place to start is at the parking lot located at the intersection of Yellow Springs Road and Library Lane (off of the main Valley Creek Road).The Mt. Misery Trail starts there, heads up through the trees about 0.75 miles and meets up wi...
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike Brandywine Park Loop

    5.0
    2.2 mi / 65 ft gain
    It’s a great spot for a quick run or hike. If you want to extend your time outdoors after you’ve completed the loop, there are other trails to choose from as well. The park is dog friendly, but all dogs must be leashed.  Many enjoy this park for its scenic river and bridge views. The well-tended...
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

    12.35 mi / 1096 ft gain
    If you are going to tour Northern Delaware, look no further than the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail. This ~12 mile route links some of the best sites and attractions in the region including Bellevue State Park, Wilmington State Park, Brandywine Creek State Park, Brandywine Zoo, and Rockford Par...
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  • Collegeville, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Skippack Creek Trail

    4.0
    7 mi / 150 ft gain
    The Skippack Creek Trail was one of my favorites on this most recent trip. Any chance I can hike a trail along side a river, I take advantage of it. The trail starts on the south side of Skippack Creek at a parking area on Kratz Road. It was early in the morning and the weather could not be more ...
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  • North East, Maryland

    Hike the Elk Neck State Forest Trails

    3.5
    6.6 mi / 450 ft gain
    Park in the lot (see map) and follow signage for the loop trail. This is not a highly trafficked trail so there may be sections that need some maintenance, but that won't get in the way of completing the hike. 
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  • Airville, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Mason-Dixon Trail to Peavine Island

    2 mi
    The Mason-Dixon Trail is a 200-mile trail that begins and ends in Pennsylvania, passing through Maryland and Delaware along the way. The trail connects the AT to the Brandywine Trail and spends considerable time adjacent to the wide and wondrous Susquehanna River. One of the Mason-Dixon trail's m...
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  • Bear, Delaware

    Hike the Swamp Forest Trail

    6.75 mi / 144 ft gain
    Especially scenic in the fall, this well maintained trail loops around a small pond. It is an easy walk (or bike ride) that has a good chance of numerous wildlife sightings.
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