The Gibson Covered Bridge crosses the Brandywine Creek on Harmony Hill Road at U.S. Route 322, Downingtown, PA Chester County Trail Club
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Founded in 1970
The Gibson Covered Bridge crosses the Brandywine Creek on Harmony Hill Road at U.S. Route 322, Downingtown, PA
Categories of Hikes

The following descriptions apply only to the terrain of the trail.

They do not address the pace or mileage of the hike. Some Class A hikes may be very fast paced and may be as long as ten miles. The miles to be covered will be listed after the class in each individual write up. The hike description may contain any necessary clarifications of a hike's terrain such as "good footing, not rocky," "swampy conditions," "stream crossing," or" boulder fields."

CLASS A

Mostly flat with good footing and very little elevation change. For example, walking along a canal, a well-worn foot path or a paved trail.

CLASS B

Rolling hills with moderate elevation change. May include road walking. Trail could be rocky and/or include some underbrush.

Hiking boots or sturdy shoes recommended.

CLASS C

Steep ups and downs with potentially rough footing. Trail rocky but stable. Hiking boots required.

CLASS D

Very steep ups and downs over rocky area that may be unstable. Rugged terrain with possibly some hand over hand climbing.

Hiking boots required. Hiking sticks are recommended.

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