The Gibson Covered Bridge crosses the Brandywine Creek on Harmony Hill Road at U.S. Route 322, Downingtown, PA Chester County Trail Club
PO Box 2056
West Chester, PA 19380-0081
E-Mail: CCTCWebPage@aol.com
Founded in 1970
The Gibson Covered Bridge crosses the Brandywine Creek on Harmony Hill Road at U.S. Route 322, Downingtown, PA
Chester County Trail Club Hiking Guidelines

The Chester County Trail Club (CCTC) desires to conduct its hiking events in a safe manner and requests your cooperation to provide everyone an enjoyable hiking experience. When participating in CCTC events, you are requested to follow certain basic safety rules.

  • Hikers will not go ahead of the leader unless they first inform the leader, are experienced hikers, and know the trail.
  • Maintain contact with the person behind you. If you lose contact, call out ahead to stop the group until the person behind you catches up.
  • Watch your footing.
  • When hiking on roads, walk on the left side facing oncoming traffic.

You are responsible for outfitting yourself with appropriate clothing, footwear, and equipment and for taking adequate food and water.

By signing up for an event, you are indicating that you have the experience and ability to complete the event safely. You should determine the difficulty of the event as well as possible hazards and probable weather conditions before participating. If, at the start of the hike, you find conditions more difficult than you were prepared for, you should arrange with the hike leader to modify or end your participation.

CCTC hike leaders are amateurs, not paid professionals, who volunteer to lead hikes for the benefit of all. You are requested to follow the hike leader’s instructions and observe the above safety precautions to be welcome on a hike. The hike leader may ask you to discontinue your hike if your continued participation puts you or other hikers at risk.