Reading, Pennsylvania

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  • Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

    Climb at Birdsboro Quarry

    To get there follow back roads to the parking lot that is tagged in the description.  From here, follow the trail/road paralleling Hay Creek until you reach a few large buildings.  There is an obvious sign here on the regulations of the area.  Do not go through the fence to the right and instead ...
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  • Kempton, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Hawk Mountain Lookout Trail

    4.5
    4.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    The 4.5 mile loop Hawk Mountain Lookout Trail takes you up to great views of the skyline of Pennsylvania. Surrounded by the rolling forested landscape and open sky, this trail is scenic through and through. Hike in the Spring to catch the flourishing wildflowers, and keep your eyes peeled for eag...
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  • Collegeville, Pennsylvania

    Skippack Creek Loop

    4.0
    7.25 mi / 377 ft gain
    The Skippack Creek Trail in Evansburg State Park was one of my favorites on this most recent trip. Any chance I can hike a trail alongside 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 wea...
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  • Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    Hike to Bake Oven Knob

    5.0
    0.76 mi
    The trail is VERY rocky and stepping up the rocks requires proper footwear. From the beginning of the trail, hike until you reach an opening filled with rocks and boulders. Stay to the left of this and you will see the unmarked trail continue. After climbing up this, there is an overlook to the N...
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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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  • 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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  • Walnutport, Pennsylvania

    Lehigh Gap via Appalachian Trail

    4.5
    2.15 mi / 817 ft gain
    Lehigh Gap was formed by the Lehigh River carving a large hole in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. One side is owned and operated by the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and has some great hikes, but this side is government-owned. Parking for this portion of the Appalachian Travel is up a litt...
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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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  • Marietta, Pennsylvania

    Climb At Chickies Rock

    From parking at the fairly new lot on Furnace Road, head down river on the walking trail about a half mile to an obvious large face next to the train tracks. From here you choose from a variety of routes including some two pitch routes like Witches’ Brew 5.4 to Main Street 5.5 over to some of the...
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  • Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    Bike the Switchback Trail around Mauch Chunk Lake Park

    5.0
    11 mi
    The trail entrance can be found by going up Broadway and taking Hill Road to the right at the Opera House. At the top of Hill Road will be the entrance to the trail; there is a nice little wooden sign so you don't miss it. This trail can be hiked or biked; we chose to do some mountain biking.Th...
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  • Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    Bike the Lehigh Gorge Trail: Lock #2

    4 mi
    It was a rainy day, which brings along mud (but I think mountain biking is better in the rain and mud anyways).Enter the trail by going through the county parking lot and to the left end under the bridge. The trail starts along the tracks and you can admire the restored old rail cars. Cross ove...
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  • Doylestown, Pennsylvania

    Photograph the Peace Valley Lavender Fields

    4.0
    Capture the beautiful barn house shop on a farm while taking in the wonderful scent of lavender. Peace Valley Lavender Farm is open during the day and sells a plethora of lavender products from soaps to eats. Pull into the driveway and park behind the barn house for free.  It's a wonderful spot f...
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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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  • Doylestown, Pennsylvania

    Birdwatch at Peace Valley Park

    The feeder area is located in Peace Valley Park, tucked right behind the Peace Valley Nature Center. Here is where you'll find many unique smaller species. The shelter is covered and has several benches to relax on as you watch and photograph many varieties of birds. I've seen many blue jays and ...
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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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  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Thomas Mill Covered Bridge

    1.27 mi / 69 ft gain
    Built in 1855, the Thomas Mill Covered Bridge is an 85 foot long Howe-truss bridge located about 1/2 mile from the nearest road in Wissahickon Valley Park. Hiking to the bridge is easy and there are two routes to choose from. Start at either of the parking areas on Bells Mill Road. You can eithe...
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