What’s better than pumpkin spice (or apple cider) in the fall? The gorgeous fall foliage! And what better way to enjoy the beautiful changing seasons than a hike or bike through the best hiking trails in Chester County!
Chester County’s Best Hiking Trails
Here is a list of some of the best hiking trails in the area. Be sure to check each website for more information, as some are subject to close as the weather changes. If you are looking for some great fall foliage views and fresh air this fall, these are some great options.
Some of these trails offer a paved terrain, easy for children and those with mobility issues, ample parking, and/or places for your dogs too! You can also find great biking trails in many of these locations.
East Brandywine Trail, Downingtown (4.7 miles)
Six Penny Loop @ French Creek State Park, Elverson (6.3 miles)
Cheslen Yellow Loop, Kennett Square (3.7 miles)
Chester Valley Trail, Exton (14.4 miles)
Mill at Anselma, Chester Springs (paved, ample parking)
Ashbridge Preserve, West Chester (1.9 miles)
Forest Hill Trail @ Hibernia County Park, Coatesville (3.2 miles)
These trails offer a more rigorous hike, so expect mostly rough terrain, some hills, and rocks in some places. Be extra cautious with your kiddos. Parking available.
Marsh Creek Trail @ Marsh Creek State Park, Downingtown (7.4 miles)
French Trail @ French Creek State Park, Elverson (6.8 miles)
St. Pete’s Rocks @ St. Peter’s Village (2.2 miles, watch your kiddos)
Mt. Joy Trail @ Valley Forge National Park (moderate, 7.9 miles)
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Have any other places that you like to frequent? Share them in the comments!