Welcome!

The Chester County Trail Club is a group of individuals who enjoy hiking, backpacking and other outdoor recreational activities. Club members also participate in building, maintaining and advocating for the protection of trails for public use.

Whether you've logged a zillion miles or have never been on a hike before, you are sure to find something that piques your interest in our extensive schedule.
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CCTC schedules hikes throughout the week as well as a monthly Full Moon hike. All hikes are led by member volunteers. The hike description includes the degree of difficulty so you can choose one that matches your ability. Check out the Hiking Tips page for detailed information.

Club members also enjoy many social gatherings such as the annual banquet that honors those who have hiked the most miles during the year.

***COVID-19 Statement- updated 2-8-22 Please Read!

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Considering COVID-19 restrictions, CCTC's Board of Directors has adopted a set of requirements for the Club, for the Club's Hike Leaders, and for individuals participating in Club activities. The current document listing those requirements can be found here.

Hike Schedule

Log In to your CCTC Member Account to view the full schedule. If you are not a member, you are welcome to try out any of the public hikes listed in the calendar before joining. You can easily become a member here

*NOTE: All Hike attendees, club members and general public, acknowledge they are signing the Club's Liability Release & Hold Harmless Agreement when they sign their name to the Hike Sign In sheet or allow the Hike Leader to add their name for them.

Hiking Schedule

    • Sunday, September 25, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, Delaware 19809

     Meet HL  Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 at the Rockwood Mansion parking lot. This loop hike that will take us around the perimeter of the Park. Directions: Take Route 202 South  to Naamans Rd.(Route 92) in Delaware. Make a left on Naamans Rd. & continue to the second traffic light and make a right on Shipley Rd.. Follow Shipley for  4.4 miles to Washington Street Extension, Turn right, and after traveling 150 yards turn right into park entrance (Rockwood park). Address: 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, Delaware 19809. GPS Coordinates:  39.76990, -75.51865.  Google Maps Plus Code:  QF9J+XG Wilmington, Delaware. Bring water and snacks.

    • Sunday, September 25, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 1 Park Road, Coatesville, PA 19320

    Meet HL John Silveri, 610-857-3618, in the main parking lot near Hibernia Mansion. Directions: Take Route 30 bypass to Route 82 North. Go north on Route 82 for about 2 miles to Cedar Knoll Road, turn left and go another 2 miles to park entrance on the left. Address: 1 Park Road, Coatesville, PA 19320. Bring water and snacks.

    • Sunday, September 25, 2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, Delaware 19809

     Meet HL  Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 at the Rockwood Mansion parking lot. This loop hike that will take us around the perimeter of the Park. Directions: Take Route 202 South  to Naamans Rd.(Route 92) in Delaware. Make a left on Naamans Rd. & continue to the second traffic light and make a right on Shipley Rd.. Follow Shipley for  4.4 miles to Washington Street Extension, Turn right, and after traveling 150 yards turn right into park entrance (Rockwood park). Address: 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, Delaware 19809. GPS Coordinates:  39.76990, -75.51865.  Google Maps Plus Code:  QF9J+XG Wilmington, Delaware. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Malcolm Wise, 610-356-6478, for hike on the bike path in Ridley Creek State Park. Meet in the lower parking lot below the park office .Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the lower parking lot. Address: ( address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • 8:45 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HLs Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C),Mike Miller, 610-350-6114, for a moderate hike in the woods. Meet in the upper parking lot in front of the park office in Ridley Creek State Park Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the upper parking lot. Address: (  address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073.. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • see write-up for more information

    The decision has been made to combine the 2 backpacking weekends into one trip of 5 to 6 days. The Chuck Keiper Trail is a very rugged and remote trail that lies on the Allegheny Plateau in Central PA and is 47.5-mile loop trail in far north-central. The trail encircles Route 144 between Snowshoe and Renovo. The trail doesn’t go near any towns or developed areas, but it does cross numerous forest roads and hunting camps. Cell phone coverage is very limited in this area. All sections of the trail are contained in the Sproul State Forest. Along the way, the trail explores 2 state designated wild areas with exceptional value streams and passes by 2 mountain bogs. For more information, HL Kathy Borrell at 484-645-7068 or krborrell@frontiernet.net. DEADLINE: July 30, 2022


    • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 835 Gault Road, East Earl, PA

     Meet Hike Leaders Gary and Sue Erb, 484-467-7065 (cell), 610-458-0582 (home), for a hike in this lovely preserve. Directions: From Downingtown follow US-322 West for 16.5 miles to Narvon Road. Turn left onto Narvon Road. Go 2.5 miles to Gault Road. Make a right onto Gault Road. Follow Gault Road for 0.8 mile and the parking area will be on your right. Address: Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve at 835 Gault Road, East Earl, PA. Bring water and a snack.

    • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Valley Forge Park

      Meet HL Lee Hall, 484-800-2323 (C), for a fast paced loop hike up, down and around Mt. Misery and Mt. Joy. Meet  at the Knox parking lot on Route 252 just east of the covered bridge. Directions: From Route 202, take Route 252 (Valley Forge Road) north for 1.2 miles. Lot is on the left. Bring water and a snack

    • Thursday, September 29, 2022
    • 1:15 PM
    • 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

    Meet HL Leslie Spangler, 610-436-5842, 610-331-4258 (C), at  the East Branch Brandywine Trail Parking lot which is located on Route 322 between Sugars Bridge Road and Skelp level Road. Directions: From West Chester go west on Route 322; turn right onto the parking lot   From Downingtown go east on Route 322; turn left onto the parking lot. Address: 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. GPS Coordinates: 39.96880. -75.67148.   Google Maps Plus Code :is X89H+G9 Altor, Pennsylvania. Bring water and a snack. In case of bad weather, please call Leslie before coming to the hike. Well-behaved dogs are welcome

    • Friday, September 30, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Wilson Road Parking lot off of Yellow Springs Road

     Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox, 484-432-2150, anytime between 7:00 & 8:15 AM for a “hill workout at your own pace,” for 4 circuits up and down the Wolfinger Trail at Mt. Misery or a loop up Mt Misery and back on Creek Trail. Sign-in sheet on hike leader’s car. New hikers please call the leader. Park in the Wilson Rd parking lot off of Yellow Springs Rd. Restrooms and water are available

    • Friday, September 30, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • see write-up for more information

    CHUCK KEIPER TRAIL BACKPACKING Eastern Loop is Fri, Sept 30 to Sun, Oct 2, 2022 (22.5 miles-Class C+) Both backpacking trips are on the Chuck Keiper Trail. The CK is a very rugged and remote trail that lies on the Allegheny Plateau in Central PA and is 47.25-mile loop trail in far north-central. The trail encircles Route 144 between Snowshoe and Renovo. The trail doesn’t go near any towns or developed areas, but it does cross numerous forest roads and hunting camps. Cell phone coverage is very limited in this area. All sections of the trail are contained in the Sproul State Forest. Along the way, the trail explores 2 state designated wild areas with exceptional value streams and passes by 2 mountain bogs.

    More details to follow. For more information, HL Kathy Borrell at 484-645-7068 or

    krborrell@frontiernet.net. DEADLINE: August 1, 2022.


    • Friday, September 30, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 1399 Schoff Road Atglen, Pa.

    Meet HLs Kathy Borrell, 484-645-7068 (C), John Silveri, 610-857-3618 (H), or Mike Donnelly, 610-955-2001 (C), for a hike on the trails in and around the park. Directions: West on Route 30 to Route 10; turn left onto Route 10 and go 3.7 miles to Highland Rd. Turn right onto Highland Rd and go 3.3 miles to left onto Bailey Crossroads. Take the 1st right onto Schoff Rd and go about 1 mile and turn right into Wolf's Hollow Drive to the parking lot on the left. Bring water. Please Note: This hike will not be held on Fridays when there is an Adopt-A-Highway or other work hikes. Any questions or in doubt, contact one of the hike leaders.

    • Saturday, October 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 2000 Valley Forge Park Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Meet HLs Elizabeth and Mark Creager, 610-513-3328, in the large parking adjacent to the Washington Memorial Chapel on Route 23, for this walk on the paved trail. Directions: From PA-23 West Valley Forge Road, turn right onto PA-23 West. go 1.1 miles and the Chapel will be on your right. Address: 2000 Valley Forge Park Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406 Google maps: 4H36+RR King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.  Bring water and snack.

    • Saturday, October 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 601 Lindbergh Boulevard Philadelphia, Pa.

    Meet Hike Leader Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410, at the main entrance, phone number 215-365-3118. Bail out available at 5 miles.  Directions: I- 95 North to exit 10 (Bartram Ave./ Cargo City), Left at Bartram Ave; left at 84thstreet; left at Lindbergh Boulevard, then a right into the refuge. Address:  601 Lindbergh Boulevard Philadelphia, Pa. Google maps; VPRV+V4 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please bring Water, Snack.  Lunch at Stingers



    • Saturday, October 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 4935 Orchard Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078

    Meet HL Frank Tallent 610-248-5045 for a moderately paced hike in this nature preserve. Due to the challenging terrain, there will be some early exit ramps provided. Directions: Proceed on Route 309 North past Allentown to the intersection of Orchard Rd. which is about 200 feet past the Schnecksville Diner, (now closed) located on the right. Turn left at the light, Orchard Rd. Drive 1.2 miles to the trailhead parking on the right. Bring a snack, lunch and water. Google: M94M+CC Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. address: 4935 Orchard Rd. Schnecksville, PA 18078, Lehigh County.

    • Sunday, October 02, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Wind Gap parking lot, 9 East 3rd Street, Wind Gap, PA

    Meet HL Alan Alvarez, 610-804-6577, mapa136@gmail.com, for a Class B/C hike on the AT. We’ll do Section 1 of the AT in PA - Mt Minsi to Wind Gap. 

    This is a shuttle hike. For the purpose of fixing the logistics please contact the HL.

    Meet at the Wind Gap parking lot. Address: 9 East 3rd Street, Wind Gap, PA 18091 GPS Coordinates40.8608, -75.2925. We will shuttle to the hike start on Mt Minsi.

    If interested in carpooling for travel, meet at the Marchwood Shopping Center, 9 Marchwood Rd, Exton, PA 19341GPS Coordinates40.0481, -75.6364 in time for a 6:30 am departure.

    Bring plenty of water, snack, lunch, sunscreen.


    • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Malcolm Wise, 610-356-6478, for hike on the bike path in Ridley Creek State Park. Meet in the lower parking lot below the park office .Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the lower parking lot. Address: ( address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    • 8:45 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HLs Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C),Mike Miller, 610-350-6114, for a moderate hike in the woods. Meet in the upper parking lot in front of the park office in Ridley Creek State Park Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the upper parking lot. Address: (  address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073.. Bring water and snacks.

    • Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Beaver Valley Road, Delaware

    Meet HL’ers Bob McGlade (610-696-8321) and Don Barber (484-667-7407) for a loop hike at a moderate pace.  Directions: Take Route 202 South into Delaware to Beaver Valley Rd. (also called Route 92). Make a right (Naamans Rd. would go left). Chubb Insurance Company is at the corner of this intersection. Take Beaver Valley Rd. a short distance (1/4 mile) and park in the now abandoned Farmers Insurance Company lot on the right. Coordinates: 39.829701, -75.545468. Bring water and a snack.

    • Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • TBA

    TBA:  Additional Information will be announced

    • Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa.

     Meet HL Lee Hall, 484-800-2323 (C) for a hike at Wilson Farm Park. Directions: Route 202 exit at Chesterbrook Boulevard; proceed to the second stoplight (Lee Road) and turn right. There is a Stop sign at the entrance to Wilson Farm Park. Turn right and park. 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa. Bring water and snack

    • Thursday, October 06, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

    Meet Hike Leader George March, 610.384.3753 (H), at 9:30 AM in the area behind the Arboretum’s Visitor Center for a hike exploring the Arboretum’s outer, inner, and connecting trails. This is a joint hike with Tyler Arboretum members, and members of the public are also invited to participate. Tyler membership, guest passes, or payment of entry fees is required. Admissions are:

    Adults (ages 18-64): $15; Seniors (65+): $13; Military and students with valid ID: $9, Tyler members -

    Free. To expedite entry processing through the Visitor Center, Tyler is requesting pre-registration on

    their Website’s Event Calendar page. CCTC does not have a registration requirement; there is no number of hikers limit. The gate to the parking lot opens at 9:00 AM; park there and then check in at the Visitor Center window. Proceed to circle-up at 9:30 AM in front of the Barn on the grassy area.

    Directions: From West Chester travel south on route PA 352 (Middletown Road), turn east (left) onto Forge Road to merge with Painter Road, then 400 yards south to entry gate and parking lot on the left.

    Address: 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063. GPS Coordinates: 39.93455 -75.44279. Google Maps

    Plus Code: WHM5+XJ Lima, PA. (https://tylerarboretum.org/calendar/) Bring water and snack.


    • Thursday, October 06, 2022
    • 1:15 PM
    • 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

    Meet HL Leslie Spangler, 610-436-5842, 610-331-4258 (C), at  the East Branch Brandywine Trail Parking lot which is located on Route 322 between Sugars Bridge Road and Skelp level Road. Directions: From West Chester go west on Route 322; turn right onto the parking lot   From Downingtown go east on Route 322; turn left onto the parking lot. Address: 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. GPS Coordinates: 39.96880. -75.67148.   Google Maps Plus Code :is X89H+G9 Altor, Pennsylvania. Bring water and a snack. In case of bad weather, please call Leslie before coming to the hike. Well-behaved dogs are welcome

    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Wilson Road Parking lot off of Yellow Springs Road

     Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox, 484-432-2150, anytime between 7:00 & 8:15 AM for a “hill workout at your own pace,” for 4 circuits up and down the Wolfinger Trail at Mt. Misery or a loop up Mt Misery and back on Creek Trail. Sign-in sheet on hike leader’s car. New hikers please call the leader. Park in the Wilson Rd parking lot off of Yellow Springs Rd. Restrooms and water are available

    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 1399 Schoff Road Atglen, Pa.

    Meet HLs Kathy Borrell, 484-645-7068 (C), John Silveri, 610-857-3618 (H), or Mike Donnelly, 610-955-2001 (C), for a hike on the trails in and around the park. Directions: West on Route 30 to Route 10; turn left onto Route 10 and go 3.7 miles to Highland Rd. Turn right onto Highland Rd and go 3.3 miles to left onto Bailey Crossroads. Take the 1st right onto Schoff Rd and go about 1 mile and turn right into Wolf's Hollow Drive to the parking lot on the left. Bring water. Please Note: This hike will not be held on Fridays when there is an Adopt-A-Highway or other work hikes. Any questions or in doubt, contact one of the hike leaders.

    • Saturday, October 08, 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

     Meet HLs Elizabeth and Mark Creager, 610-513-3328, at the park office for this walk on the paved trail.   Directions: From Route 352, go north on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn right onto  South Sandy Flash Road (park entrance gate) and right onto the first road to upper parking lot.  Bring Water and snacks.

    • Saturday, October 08, 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • 101 Wallace Ave., Downingtown, PA

    Meet HL Maggie Young, 610-564-6603  at the Rite Aid Drugstore in Downingtown, at the inter-section of Pennsylvania Ave. and Wallace Ave. Directions: From west on Business Route 30, turn right onto Wallace Avenue (at the traffic light in the center of Downingtown). At the next traffic light, continue straight across and turn right into the Rite Aid parking lot. Park cars facing Wallace Avenue. Google maps: 275W+VR Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Bring water and snacks.

    • Saturday, October 08, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • see directions
    Registration is closed

     Meet Hike Leader Alan Alvarez 610-804-6577, mapa136@gmail.com, for 4 days of hikes in and around Shenandoah National Park. October 8th to October 11th. Estimated hiking distance is 10-15 miles per day. These are adventure hikes, HL has no prior knowledge of the trails. Hikers must be willing to car pool for travel, hikes will be shuttle hikes. For the purpose of fixing the logistics and lodging, HL needs to know interested individuals by August 8th. Travel time to Shenandoah is 3.5 hours. Trip will be limited to 10 hikers including HL. Further details will be provided at some later date once HL knows who has registered.

    Registration is required by August 8th.

    Friday Oct  7th  is a travel day to the accommodations where we’ll be staying.


    • Saturday, October 08, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 1028 Shed Road, Douglassville, PA

    Meet HL Kelly Molen, 484-919-5120, at the French Creek Parking lot on Shed Road to hike the Mill Creek, Buzzards and Lenape Trails on the scenic east side of the park. There are two primitive stream crossings on the trail. Directions: Take Route 345 north from Route 23, past Hopewell Furnace.  Turn right onto Shed Road (where Route 345 and Shed Road Split,) to parking immediately on the left.  Address: 1028 Shed Road Douglassville, PA. GPS Coordinates: 40.217438, -75.775562. Google Maps: 668F+XQ DOUGLASSVILLE, PA Bring water and a snack.  Well-behaved dogs are invited to join hikers.


    • Saturday, October 08, 2022
    • 9:45 AM
    • carpooling at 1067 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 9:30 AM

     Hike Leader Dee Mcgrath, 610-331-7410, in the parking lot at Kohl's  for carpooling Address: 1067 West Baltimore Pike, Media, Pa across from Riddle Memorial Hospital at 9:30 AM. We will the carpool to Indian Orchards. Address:29 Copes Lane Media, Pa. Directions:  Once you turn onto Copes Lane continue until you see the farm, do not enter the farm area but make a right and follow until you  see the parking area.  We will stop at Linvilla for restrooms, continue to the lower end of the hike through the woods to the paved Class A. Returning to Linvilla for lunch then head back to our cars. This will be a relaxed hike with time to take in the views. Please allow time in your schedule for this hike. Carpooling is recommended as the parking lot at Indian Orchards is small. You can bring a lunch or purchase something from the store.  (could be a limited selection) Bring water and snacks.

    • Sunday, October 09, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 1 Park Road, Coatesville, PA 19320

    Meet HL John Trexler, (484-319-2350), in the main parking lot near Hibernia Mansion.  Directions:  Take Route 30 bypass to Route 82 north.  Go North on Route 82 for about 2 miles to Cedar Knoll Road, turn left and go another 2 miles to the park entrance on the left. Address: 1 Park Road, Coatesville, PA 19320. GPS Coordinates: 40.03072, -75.84122, Google Map Address: 25J5+7G Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Bring water and snacks

    • Sunday, October 09, 2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • Marshallton United Methodist Church, 1282 W Strasburg Rd, West Chester, PA 19382

    Meet HL John Bertram (610-380-1728) at 1:30 PM for a mostly road walk to  Trimbleville, looping back to Marshallton on country roads.  Directions: About 5 miles west of West Chester on Strasburg Rd. (Rt 162) in the center of Marshallton.  Park at the Marshallton United Methodist Church, on the south side of Strasburg Rd.  Google Map Address: X82F+65 West Chester, Pennsylvania. Bring snack and water. Offering will be accepted if you’d like.

    • Monday, October 10, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • 101 Wallace Ave Downingtown, Pa 19335

     Meet HLs Charles McMahon, 484-716-4907 and Karen Bashore, 610-858-3390, at the Rite Aid in Downingtown,  Address:101 Wallace Ave. Downingtown, PA 19335.Directions: From west on Bus. Route 30, turn right onto Wallace Avenue (at the traffic light in the center of Downingtown). At the next traffic light, continue straight across and turn right into the Rite Aid parking lot. Follow the Struble Trail by the light of the moon. 

    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Malcolm Wise, 610-356-6478, for hike on the bike path in Ridley Creek State Park. Meet in the lower parking lot below the park office .Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the lower parking lot. Address: ( address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • 8:45 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HLs Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C),Mike Miller, 610-350-6114, for a moderate hike in the woods. Meet in the upper parking lot in front of the park office in Ridley Creek State Park Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the upper parking lot. Address: (  address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073.. Bring water and snacks.

    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 5316 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

    Meet HL John Odell 484-885-6205. Directions: From Route 3 & US 202, go east on Route 3 approximately 6 miles to Delchester Road traffic light. Turn left and go up the hill approximately 400 feet to the Dog Park parking lot on the left. Meet by the Bulletin Board. If the lot is filled, go past the entrance and park under the pine trees on the left. From US 252 and US 3, go west approximately 4.3 miles to Delchester Road traffic light. Turn right and proceed up to the Dog Park parking lot on the left. Address: 5316 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Google maps: XG89+W5 Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Please note: There are no restrooms on the preserve. There is a Wawa approximately 3 miles west on Route 3. Bring water and a snack

    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa.

     Meet HL Lee Hall, 484-800-2323 (C) for a hike at Wilson Farm Park. Directions: Route 202 exit at Chesterbrook Boulevard; proceed to the second stoplight (Lee Road) and turn right. There is a Stop sign at the entrance to Wilson Farm Park. Turn right and park. 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa. Bring water and snack

    • Thursday, October 13, 2022
    • 1:15 PM
    • 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

    Meet HL Leslie Spangler, 610-436-5842, 610-331-4258 (C), at  the East Branch Brandywine Trail Parking lot which is located on Route 322 between Sugars Bridge Road and Skelp level Road. Directions: From West Chester go west on Route 322; turn right onto the parking lot   From Downingtown go east on Route 322; turn left onto the parking lot. Address: 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. GPS Coordinates: 39.96880. -75.67148.   Google Maps Plus Code :is X89H+G9 Altor, Pennsylvania. Bring water and a snack. In case of bad weather, please call Leslie before coming to the hike. Well-behaved dogs are welcome

    • Friday, October 14, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Wilson Road Parking lot off of Yellow Springs Road

     Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox, 484-432-2150, anytime between 7:00 & 8:15 AM for a “hill workout at your own pace,” for 4 circuits up and down the Wolfinger Trail at Mt. Misery or a loop up Mt Misery and back on Creek Trail. Sign-in sheet on hike leader’s car. New hikers please call the leader. Park in the Wilson Rd parking lot off of Yellow Springs Rd. Restrooms and water are available

    • Friday, October 14, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 16, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • 7701 Westbranch Hwy, US Rte 15, Lewisburg, PA 17837

    Keystone Trails Association heads to central Pennsylvania for a weekend getaway filled with great hikes and fellowship. From rail trails to river trails and backcountry hikes, we are looking forward to an awesome weekend based in historic Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Enjoy guided hikes on scenic trails or explore on your own. Attend the member social, awards reception, annual meeting and evening programs. Saturday’s keynote presenter is Heather Anderson - a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and the only woman who has completed the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide National Scenic Trails each three times. Register and find more information at https://www.kta-hike.org/fall-hiking-weekend.html

    Voting members of the KTA Council, including club representatives and representatives at large, should plan to attend. The agenda will include KTA elections, current legislative and advocacy issues, trail care, ATV film project, a PA Wilds loop trail proposal, grants, the Scott Farm, electric bikes, KTA events, and reports from member clubs. Google Map Address: X4M9+R3 Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

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    • Friday, October 14, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 1399 Schoff Road Atglen, Pa.

    Meet HLs Kathy Borrell, 484-645-7068 (C), John Silveri, 610-857-3618 (H), or Mike Donnelly, 610-955-2001 (C), for a hike on the trails in and around the park. Directions: West on Route 30 to Route 10; turn left onto Route 10 and go 3.7 miles to Highland Rd. Turn right onto Highland Rd and go 3.3 miles to left onto Bailey Crossroads. Take the 1st right onto Schoff Rd and go about 1 mile and turn right into Wolf's Hollow Drive to the parking lot on the left. Bring water. Please Note: This hike will not be held on Fridays when there is an Adopt-A-Highway or other work hikes. Any questions or in doubt, contact one of the hike leaders.

    • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Chantilly Lane, Chester Springs, PA

    Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox (484-432-2150) at Chantilly Lane off Route 113. Directions: From West Chester, take Route 100 North to Route 113 North to Horse-Shoe Trail Road. Left on Horse-Shoe Trail Road to Chantilly Lane 0.2 m to parking on left. Google maps: 39R9+5F3 Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. Bring snack, water & lunch, if doing the longer hike). This hike has an option of completing either 7 or 14 miles.

    • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA (Eagleville)

    Meet HL Maggie Young, 610-564-6603. Directions: from Route 113 and Route 100, go north on Route 100. In approximately 1.0 mile take the jug-handle right onto Eagleview Blvd. Go 0.3 miles and turn right onto Pennsylvania Ave. Go 0.4 miles and turn left onto Rice Blvd. Go 0.1 miles and turn left onto Wellington Square into the Town Center.  Park in lot on right up the hill from Wellington Square Bookstore. Address: 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341. Google Maps: 3868+W4 Exton, Pennsylvania. Bring water and snacks



    • Sunday, October 16, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Serpentine Preserve, Willistown Township, Line Road

    Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox (484-432-2150) at the Serpentine Preserve in Willistown Township. Directions: From Route 202, Take Paoli Pike Exit going East towards Paoli for 3.7 miles. Turn right on Line Road (before Bryn Mawr Rehab) for 0.5 miles. Parking lot on left. Google Address; 2F3C+94 Malvern, Pennsylvania Bring snack and water.

    • Sunday, October 16, 2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • 1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

     Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox, 484-432-2150, at East Goshen Park:  Directions: From Route 202 take Paoli Pike East towards Paoli for 3 miles. Park is on the left. Address: 1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. Google map: 2F35+2R West Chester, Pennsylvania Bring water and snack

    • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Malcolm Wise, 610-356-6478, for hike on the bike path in Ridley Creek State Park. Meet in the lower parking lot below the park office .Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the lower parking lot. Address: ( address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    • 8:45 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HLs Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C),Mike Miller, 610-350-6114, for a moderate hike in the woods. Meet in the upper parking lot in front of the park office in Ridley Creek State Park Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the upper parking lot. Address: (  address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073.. Bring water and snacks.

    • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Trailhead address - 400 Reservoir Rd, Hamburg

    Join HL Kathy Borrell 484-645-7068 for a loop hike to the Pinnacle and Pulpit Rocks.  Directions: Meet at 9:00 AM at the Clock Tower strip mall on the southeast corner of Routes 10 & 23, behind the Burger King, Address: 2846 W. Main St. Morgantown, PA. Directions from turnpike: exit at Morgantown, turn left and go to the traffic light. Turn right and continue to the Clock Tower Plaza on the left. If going directly to the trailhead, be there by 10:00 AM. Trailhead Address: 400 Reservoir Rd, Hamburg. GPS Coordinates: 40.58347, -75.941930, Bring water, snacks, and lunch. We’ll be most of the day. 



    • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa.

     Meet HL Lee Hall, 484-800-2323 (C) for a hike at Wilson Farm Park. Directions: Route 202 exit at Chesterbrook Boulevard; proceed to the second stoplight (Lee Road) and turn right. There is a Stop sign at the entrance to Wilson Farm Park. Turn right and park. 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa. Bring water and snack

    • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    • 1:15 PM
    • 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

    Meet HL Leslie Spangler, 610-436-5842, 610-331-4258 (C), at  the East Branch Brandywine Trail Parking lot which is located on Route 322 between Sugars Bridge Road and Skelp level Road. Directions: From West Chester go west on Route 322; turn right onto the parking lot   From Downingtown go east on Route 322; turn left onto the parking lot. Address: 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. GPS Coordinates: 39.96880. -75.67148.   Google Maps Plus Code :is X89H+G9 Altor, Pennsylvania. Bring water and a snack. In case of bad weather, please call Leslie before coming to the hike. Well-behaved dogs are welcome

    • Friday, October 21, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Wilson Road Parking lot off of Yellow Springs Road

     Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox, 484-432-2150, anytime between 7:00 & 8:15 AM for a “hill workout at your own pace,” for 4 circuits up and down the Wolfinger Trail at Mt. Misery or a loop up Mt Misery and back on Creek Trail. Sign-in sheet on hike leader’s car. New hikers please call the leader. Park in the Wilson Rd parking lot off of Yellow Springs Rd. Restrooms and water are available

    • Friday, October 21, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 1399 Schoff Road Atglen, Pa.

    Meet HLs Kathy Borrell, 484-645-7068 (C), John Silveri, 610-857-3618 (H), or Mike Donnelly, 610-955-2001 (C), for a hike on the trails in and around the park. Directions: West on Route 30 to Route 10; turn left onto Route 10 and go 3.7 miles to Highland Rd. Turn right onto Highland Rd and go 3.3 miles to left onto Bailey Crossroads. Take the 1st right onto Schoff Rd and go about 1 mile and turn right into Wolf's Hollow Drive to the parking lot on the left. Bring water. Please Note: This hike will not be held on Fridays when there is an Adopt-A-Highway or other work hikes. Any questions or in doubt, contact one of the hike leaders.

    • Saturday, October 22, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    Register

    Meet HL Joe Kiczek (c) 484-639-8824, jskiczek@verizon.net, for 4 days and 3 nights of hiking and backpacking along the Appalachian Trail from Clarks Ferry to Pine Grove Furnace.

    Day 1.  Drive to Pine Grove Furnace, Shuttle to Clarks Ferry Bridge then          hike 12 miles to the Darlington Shelter.

    Day 2.  Hike 18 miles to the Alec Kennedy Shelter.

    Day 3.  Hike 8 miles to the Tagg Run Shelter.

    Day 4.  Hike 7 miles to Pine Grove Furnace and leave for home.

    Shuttle will be provided by a service and cost shared.  Contact HL for additional details.

    Hike leader requests interested backpackers to confirm attendance by October 7th.   


    • Saturday, October 22, 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • Exeter Scenic River Trail head, Gibraltar Rd, Reading

    Meet HL Ed Orr, 610-858-0536, for a hike along the Schuylkill River with wide views of the river and then up and around Neversink Mountain with great views of Reading and to the south across the river. Meet at the parking lot at the Exeter Scenic River Trail Head on Gibraltar Rd. Directions. From Morgantown, go to Route 176 to the end and get on Route 422 East for about two miles. Turn right West 47th Street. 47thStreet will change its name to Gibraltar Road. All told, this is 1.2 miles. Trailhead parking on the right. If you cross the Schuylkill River, you missed it. Bring a snack, water, and lunch. Please consult Google map or other mapping app. Google map address: 74RJ+3X Reading, Pennsylvania. GPS Coordinates: Lat/long: 40.290202 -75.86750

    • Saturday, October 22, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA (Eagleville)

    Meet HL Maggie Young, 610-564-6603. Directions: from Route 113 and Route 100, go north on Route 100. In approximately 1.0 mile take the jug-handle right onto Eagleview Blvd. Go 0.3 miles and turn right onto Pennsylvania Ave. Go 0.4 miles and turn left onto Rice Blvd. Go 0.1 miles and turn left onto Wellington Square into the Town Center.  Park in lot on right up the hill from Wellington Square Bookstore. Address: 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341. Google Maps: 3868+W4 Exton, Pennsylvania. Bring water and snacks



    • Saturday, October 22, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • see directions

     Meet HL John Trexler ,484-319-2350 , for a hike starting at Martin Park in Thornbury Township Delco. Directions: From Route 202 and Route 1, go North on Route 1 for 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Stony Bank Road. Martin Park is 0.9 miles on the right. GPS Coordinates: 39.90848, -75.48386 (Stony Bank Road, Glen Mills PA). Bring water and snacks.

    • Sunday, October 23, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • just past 409 Pine Swamp Road, Kempton, PA 19529.

    Meet HL Alan Alvarez, 610-804-6577, mapa136@gmail.com for a Class B/C hike on the AT. We’ll do Section 4B of the AT in PA – Eckville parking lot to PA Route 309.

    This is a shuttle hike. For the purpose of fixing the logistics, please contact the HL.

    Meet at the PA Route 309 parking lot at 8:00 AM GPS Coordinates: 40.7079, -75.8076, Google Map Address: P55R+4W Andreas, Pennsylvania, where we’ll shuttle to the hike start in Eckville.

    If interested in carpooling for travel, meet at the Clock Tower Plaza parking lot 2846 Main St, Morgantown, PA 19543. GPS: 40.1518 -75.8998 in time for a 7:00 am departure.

    Bring plenty of water, snack, lunch, sunscreen.



    • Sunday, October 23, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 1399 Schoff Rd, Atglen, PA 19310

    Meet HL Kathy Borrell484-645-7068, for a hike in and around the trails of the park. Directions: Go West on Route 30 to Route 10. Make a left on Route 10 & go South for 3.7 Miles to Highland Rd. Make a right on Highland and go 3.3 miles to left on Bailey Crossroads. Take the first right onto Schoff Rd. & go about one mile and turn right into the Park. Address: 1399 Schoff Rd, Atglen, PA 19310.  Google map address: W268+C4 Atglen, Pennsylvania Bring water and a snack.


    • Sunday, October 23, 2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • 900 Buck Run Road, Coatesville, PA

    Meet HLs Kathy Borrell, 484-645-7068 (C), and John Silveri, 610-857-3618 (H), for this hike followed by Cider and Donuts. The hike is a combination of paved, gravel and dirt paths in the park, woods, and nearby neighborhoods. Address: 900 Buck Run Road, Coatesville, PA. Directions: From the Downingtown area, take the Route 30 By-Pass west to the Route 82 exit. Turn right at the end of the ramp (head south towards Coatesville). At the light in town, continue straight (at this point, you’ll no longer be on Route. 82) and go 2.4 miles (the road changes its name several times-stay on the main road). The park entrance is on the right. Enter the park and go immediately right to the parking lot. Google Map address: X549+3G Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Bathrooms are available. Hiking boots are not needed. Bring water and a snack.

    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Malcolm Wise, 610-356-6478, for hike on the bike path in Ridley Creek State Park. Meet in the lower parking lot below the park office .Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the lower parking lot. Address: ( address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    • 8:45 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HLs Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C),Mike Miller, 610-350-6114, for a moderate hike in the woods. Meet in the upper parking lot in front of the park office in Ridley Creek State Park Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the upper parking lot. Address: (  address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073.. Bring water and snacks.

    • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

    Meet HL Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410, at the main entrance (by the gift shop) for a walk through the meadow and around the grounds. Address: 1001 Longwood Rd. Kennett Square, Pa. 19348. Price is $25.00 for adults and $22.00 for seniors ( 62+) Members are not required to obtain a timed reservation on Wednesdays. Non-Members will need to purchase a timed ticked at:  https://longwoodgardens.org

    If you are not a member, please contact me and I will see if I can find a member who can spare a free ticket.

    • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa.

     Meet HL Lee Hall, 484-800-2323 (C) for a hike at Wilson Farm Park. Directions: Route 202 exit at Chesterbrook Boulevard; proceed to the second stoplight (Lee Road) and turn right. There is a Stop sign at the entrance to Wilson Farm Park. Turn right and park. 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa. Bring water and snack

    • Thursday, October 27, 2022
    • 1:15 PM
    • 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

    Meet HL Leslie Spangler, 610-436-5842, 610-331-4258 (C), at  the East Branch Brandywine Trail Parking lot which is located on Route 322 between Sugars Bridge Road and Skelp level Road. Directions: From West Chester go west on Route 322; turn right onto the parking lot   From Downingtown go east on Route 322; turn left onto the parking lot. Address: 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. GPS Coordinates: 39.96880. -75.67148.   Google Maps Plus Code :is X89H+G9 Altor, Pennsylvania. Bring water and a snack. In case of bad weather, please call Leslie before coming to the hike. Well-behaved dogs are welcome

    • Friday, October 28, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Wilson Road Parking lot off of Yellow Springs Road

     Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox, 484-432-2150, anytime between 7:00 & 8:15 AM for a “hill workout at your own pace,” for 4 circuits up and down the Wolfinger Trail at Mt. Misery or a loop up Mt Misery and back on Creek Trail. Sign-in sheet on hike leader’s car. New hikers please call the leader. Park in the Wilson Rd parking lot off of Yellow Springs Rd. Restrooms and water are available

    • Friday, October 28, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 1399 Schoff Road Atglen, Pa.

    Meet HLs Kathy Borrell, 484-645-7068 (C), John Silveri, 610-857-3618 (H), or Mike Donnelly, 610-955-2001 (C), for a hike on the trails in and around the park. Directions: West on Route 30 to Route 10; turn left onto Route 10 and go 3.7 miles to Highland Rd. Turn right onto Highland Rd and go 3.3 miles to left onto Bailey Crossroads. Take the 1st right onto Schoff Rd and go about 1 mile and turn right into Wolf's Hollow Drive to the parking lot on the left. Bring water. Please Note: This hike will not be held on Fridays when there is an Adopt-A-Highway or other work hikes. Any questions or in doubt, contact one of the hike leaders.

    • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Carpool address: 171 Swedesford Road, Wayne, PA 19087

    Meet HL Bill Gehrman, 610-996-3512, for a hike from Chestnut Hill to Center City. We will have a late lunch at The Reading Terminal Market, then take the train back to Chestnut Hill (seniors ride free).   CARPOOLING: If you want to join a carpool, meet me before 8:15 AM near Trumark Financial Credit Union in the Gateway Shopping Center: Carpool Address:  171 Swedesford Road, Wayne, PA 19087.  We will leave promptly at 8:15 AM. Address at Trailhead: The hike will begin at 9:00 at the ACME parking lot in Chestnut Hill at 7700 Crittenden St, Philadelphia, PA 19118: GPS Coordinates: 40.07145322, -75.194456.  Bring plenty of water, snacks, and money.  Lunch will be late. Expect to arrive back at the ACME at 4:06 PM. Please let me know if you will be carpooling; preferably via text message.

    • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Brandywine Ave. (Rt 322) & Bradford Ave. Downingtown

    Meet HL Sue Fredrick, 610-399-1512, at 8:30 AM for a hike--on mostly paved path.  If the weather cooperates, we will do some sections in the woods.  Directions:  Take Rt. 30 West through Downingtown, turn left onto Rt. 322 East.  After going under the high railroad bridge, parking lot entrance is on the left. Google Maps: X8V3+M2 Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Wearing sneakers is ok. Bring water and a snack.

    • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 443 Old Wilmington Rd, Coatesville, PA

    Meet HL Kelly Molen, 484-919-5120, at the Preserve parking lot Directions: Take Business Route 30/Lincoln Highway west from Coatesville until the light at Old Wilmington Rd. Turn right (north) and drive 1.8 miles to the gravel parking lot on the left.  No stream crossings. Address: 443 Old Wilmington Rd, Coatesville, PA. Google Maps: X3RM+W2 Coatesville, Pennsylvania Well behaved dogs are welcomed. Bring water and snack

    • Sunday, October 30, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 42 Geiger Road, Douglasville, PA.

    Meet HL Ed Orr, 610-858-0536, for a hike around and up Monocacy Hill near Douglasville. Directions: From the intersection of Routs 422 and 100, take Route 422 West for 5.9 miles and turn right onto Hill Road. Drive on Hill Road for .9 miles and turn left onto Geiger Road. Parking and trailhead will be on the left. Address: 42 Geiger Road, Douglasville, PA. Google map address: 76GQ+P9 Douglassville, Pennsylvania. GPS Coordinates: 40.28099804758027, -75.75405529266745. This hike is relatively easy except for one section that gets you to the top of the mountain for your aerial view to the west. Bring snack and water

    • Sunday, October 30, 2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • 500 Lee Road, Wayne, PA

    Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox, 484-432-2150, at the Wilson Park with a visit to Jones Barn Museum. There is no fee, but donations are accepted. Parking lot to the right of the Lee Road entrance. Directions: from Route 202-Chesterbrook exit: Take Chesterbrook Blvd past hotel to Lee Road on your right. Right into Lee Road and right into parking inside Wilson Park. Google Map Address: 3GCX+4Q Wayne, Pennsylvania. Bring a snack and water. There are restrooms.

    • Tuesday, November 01, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Malcolm Wise, 610-356-6478, for hike on the bike path in Ridley Creek State Park. Meet in the lower parking lot below the park office .Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the lower parking lot. Address: ( address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, November 01, 2022
    • 8:45 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HLs Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C),Mike Miller, 610-350-6114, for a moderate hike in the woods. Meet in the upper parking lot in front of the park office in Ridley Creek State Park Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the upper parking lot. Address: (  address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073.. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, November 01, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA

     BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: The next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1st at 7:00 PM in Room TBA in the Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester. That’s the same place where have previously met for CCTC Board Meetings. NOTE: Security screening will be in effect upon entering the building. Be prepared to place personal property on an x-ray machine belt and to walk through a screening device. All members are welcome.

    • Wednesday, November 02, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • see directions

    Meet HL Bill Gehrman, 610-996-3512 (cell), for a hike starting at the Brandywine River. There will be hills.  Directions: From Route 202 South, cross over Route 1, go 2.0 miles and turn right onto Smithbridge Road. Continue approx. 2.5 miles on Smithbridge Road. At the stop sign just before the covered bridge, turn left onto Creek Road. Go 0.2 miles to the parking lot on the right. Google Map Address: RCMF+GV Wilmington, DelawareGPS Coordinates: 39.83330, -75.57512. Bring water and snacks

    • Wednesday, November 02, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa.

     Meet HL Lee Hall, 484-800-2323 (C) for a hike at Wilson Farm Park. Directions: Route 202 exit at Chesterbrook Boulevard; proceed to the second stoplight (Lee Road) and turn right. There is a Stop sign at the entrance to Wilson Farm Park. Turn right and park. 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa. Bring water and snack

    • Thursday, November 03, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

    Meet Hike Leader George March, 610.384.3753 (H), at 9:30 AM in the area behind the Arboretum’s Visitor Center for a hike exploring the Arboretum’s outer, inner, and connecting trails. This is a joint hike with Tyler Arboretum members, and members of the public are also invited to participate. Tyler membership, guest passes, or payment of entry fees is required. Admissions are:

    Adults (ages 18-64): $15; Seniors (65+): $13; Military and students with valid ID: $9, Tyler members -

    Free. To expedite entry processing through the Visitor Center, Tyler is requesting pre-registration on

    their Website’s Event Calendar page. CCTC does not have a registration requirement; there is no number of hikers limit. The gate to the parking lot opens at 9:00 AM; park there and then check in at the Visitor Center window. Proceed to circle-up at 9:30 AM in front of the Barn on the grassy area.

    Directions: From West Chester travel south on route PA 352 (Middletown Road), turn east (left) onto Forge Road to merge with Painter Road, then 400 yards south to entry gate and parking lot on the left.

    Address: 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063. GPS Coordinates: 39.93455 -75.44279. Google Maps

    Plus Code: WHM5+XJ Lima, PA. (https://tylerarboretum.org/calendar/) Bring water and snack.


    • Thursday, November 03, 2022
    • 1:15 PM
    • 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

    Meet HL Leslie Spangler, 610-436-5842, 610-331-4258 (C), at  the East Branch Brandywine Trail Parking lot which is located on Route 322 between Sugars Bridge Road and Skelp level Road. Directions: From West Chester go west on Route 322; turn right onto the parking lot   From Downingtown go east on Route 322; turn left onto the parking lot. Address: 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. GPS Coordinates: 39.96880. -75.67148.   Google Maps Plus Code :is X89H+G9 Altor, Pennsylvania. Bring water and a snack. In case of bad weather, please call Leslie before coming to the hike. Well-behaved dogs are welcome

    • Friday, November 04, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Wilson Road Parking lot off of Yellow Springs Road

     Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox, 484-432-2150, anytime between 7:00 & 8:15 AM for a “hill workout at your own pace,” for 4 circuits up and down the Wolfinger Trail at Mt. Misery or a loop up Mt Misery and back on Creek Trail. Sign-in sheet on hike leader’s car. New hikers please call the leader. Park in the Wilson Rd parking lot off of Yellow Springs Rd. Restrooms and water are available

    • Friday, November 04, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 1399 Schoff Road Atglen, Pa.

    Meet HLs Kathy Borrell, 484-645-7068 (C), John Silveri, 610-857-3618 (H), or Mike Donnelly, 610-955-2001 (C), for a hike on the trails in and around the park. Directions: West on Route 30 to Route 10; turn left onto Route 10 and go 3.7 miles to Highland Rd. Turn right onto Highland Rd and go 3.3 miles to left onto Bailey Crossroads. Take the 1st right onto Schoff Rd and go about 1 mile and turn right into Wolf's Hollow Drive to the parking lot on the left. Bring water. Please Note: This hike will not be held on Fridays when there is an Adopt-A-Highway or other work hikes. Any questions or in doubt, contact one of the hike leaders.

    • Saturday, November 05, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • see write up

    The 27th Annual Hike Across Delaware Saturday, November 5, 2022

    Online registration opens on Thursday, September 1 and is scheduled to continue until Friday, October 28.

    The Hike Across Delaware (HAD) is held on the first Saturday in November.  It is a fun, non-competitive, annual community event hosted by the Wilmington Trail Club and offering the opportunity to hike fifteen miles, the entire width of Delaware.

    Check-in takes place at the Gazebo in Delaware City’s Battery Park between 8 and 8:45 a.m. at which time buses take participants to the start in North Chesapeake City, Maryland.  Masks will be required on the buses at all times if required by New Castle County at the time of the event.  Delaware City public parking is available one block from Battery Park at 82 Washington Street.

    We hike along the north side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The route is mostly flat and lies mainly on land designated as the C&D Canal Conservation Area. At the town of St. Georges, 10 miles along the trail, light refreshments and rest rooms are available.  At this juncture, provisions are made to transport people back to their cars, if necessary.

    The early November weather is usually ideal and the trees and shrubbery sporting their fall foliage, combined with a close view of boats, ships and barges using the waterway, make for a pleasant journey along the trail.

    The trail is paved and comfortable sneakers or walking shoes, not hiking boots, are recommended.  Although the terrain is not difficult, the distance requires adequate preparation.  But, just think – you’ll be able to tell people you walked across an entire state!    https://wilmingtontrailclub.org




    • Saturday, November 05, 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • Battle of the Clouds parking lot, 125 North Phoenixville Pike, Malvern.

    Meet HLs Elizabeth and Mark Creager, 610-513-3328,in the Battle of the Clouds parking lot for this walk on the bike trail. Directions: from Business Route 30 in Frazer, turn on to Planebrook Road (Wawa gas station on the corner). Turn right on to Phoenixville Pike and continue to the park on the right. Address: 125 North Phoenixville Pike, Malvern. Google maps: 2CVG+W7 Malvern, Pennsylvania. Bring snack and water; sneakers OK. 



    • Saturday, November 05, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Chadds Ford Elementary School, 3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA

    Meet HL Don Barber 484-667-7407 at the Chadds Ford Elementary School for a loop hike on the Brandywine Trail. This will be a moderately paced hike. Directions:  The school is located on Route 1 just south of the Brandywine Museum. Turn right into the school and park in the lower lot on the left. Address: 3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 Google maps: VCF2+C6 Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania Bring water and snack.

    • Sunday, November 06, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 259 Church Street, Downingtown, PA 19335
    Register

    Bella Cucina Italian Specialty Foods at Saint Anthony's Banquet Hall .Address:
    259 Church Street, Downingtown, PA 19335. Directions From business Route 30 in Downingtown: Turn at the traffic light onto Viaduct Avenue  across from Downing Avenue and the Downingtown Diner. Follow Viaduct Avenue  through the railroad underpass, then follow the sharp left curve onto Bradford Avenue, then turn right while traveling uphill on Church Street. Pass in front of the building and then immediately turn right into the driveway next to the building to the upper level parking lot. The banquet hall entrance is next to the driveway on the parking side of the building.
    Cocktails ( Cash Bar) and Social Hour 1:00 PM followed by a  Buffet Lunch at  2:00 PM. We have the facility from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
      

    Menu: Roast Beef, Grilled Salmon, Stuffed Shells, Mixed Green Salad, Vegetable Medley, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Rolls, Butter, Cake and Fruit.

    Price $45.00 per person. 

    Reserve your place by registering and paying through the website.  You may add your spouse or other guests directly to your registration and pay the total cost by credit card. You may also print the invoice and mail your check.  Make checks payable to CCTC  and mail to Chester County Trail Club P. O. Box 2056, West Chester, PA 19380-0081 attach your invoice.

    If you have a dual membership just add the primary member’s name and the second as a guest.

    Please contact Dee McGrath at 610-331-7410 with any dietary requests as soon as possible.

    Check or registration  must be received by October 20. 2022


    • Monday, November 07, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • 101 Wallace Ave Downingtown, Pa 19335

     Meet HLs Charles McMahon, 484-716-4907 and Karen Bashore, 610-858-3390, at the Rite Aid in Downingtown,  Address:101 Wallace Ave. Downingtown, PA 19335.Directions: From west on Bus. Route 30, turn right onto Wallace Avenue (at the traffic light in the center of Downingtown). At the next traffic light, continue straight across and turn right into the Rite Aid parking lot. Follow the Struble Trail by the light of the moon. 

    • Tuesday, November 08, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Malcolm Wise, 610-356-6478, for hike on the bike path in Ridley Creek State Park. Meet in the lower parking lot below the park office .Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the lower parking lot. Address: ( address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, November 08, 2022
    • 8:45 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HLs Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C),Mike Miller, 610-350-6114, for a moderate hike in the woods. Meet in the upper parking lot in front of the park office in Ridley Creek State Park Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the upper parking lot. Address: (  address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073.. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, November 08, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA

     BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: The next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th  at 7:00 PM in Room 250 in the Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester. That’s the same place where have previously met for CCTC Board Meetings. NOTE: Security screening will be in effect upon entering the building. Be prepared to place personal property on an x-ray machine belt and to walk through a screening device. All members are welcome.

    • Wednesday, November 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 4812 Silverwood Street, Philadelphia, PA 19128

    Meet HL Tim Jaques (484-556-3908) at the parking lot on the corner of 4812 Silverwood Street & Fountain Street. We’ll hike down to and along the Schuylkill Canal, picking up the Manayunk Bridge Trail onto Cynwyd Heritage Trail and hiking through West Laurel Hill Cemetery.  We’ll recross the Schuylkill river at Pencoyd Bridge and return to our starting point along Manayunk Main Street, with plenty of places to stop for lunch. Directions: From West Chester head North on Route 202 for 16 miles. Take Route 76 East for 12 miles to Exit 338. Turn left underneath Route 76 onto Belmont Ave. Turn left onto Main St, after 0.2 miles turn right onto Leverington Ave, go up the hill, and after 0.4 miles turn left onto Silver St. The Parking Lot is 0.3 miles on your left.

    Address: 4812 Silverwood Street, Philadelphia, PA 19128. 

    Bring a snack, water and an open mind.



    • Wednesday, November 09, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa.

     Meet HL Lee Hall, 484-800-2323 (C) for a hike at Wilson Farm Park. Directions: Route 202 exit at Chesterbrook Boulevard; proceed to the second stoplight (Lee Road) and turn right. There is a Stop sign at the entrance to Wilson Farm Park. Turn right and park. 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa. Bring water and snack

    • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    • 1:15 PM
    • 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

    Meet HL Leslie Spangler, 610-436-5842, 610-331-4258 (C), at  the East Branch Brandywine Trail Parking lot which is located on Route 322 between Sugars Bridge Road and Skelp level Road. Directions: From West Chester go west on Route 322; turn right onto the parking lot   From Downingtown go east on Route 322; turn left onto the parking lot. Address: 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. GPS Coordinates: 39.96880. -75.67148.   Google Maps Plus Code :is X89H+G9 Altor, Pennsylvania. Bring water and a snack. In case of bad weather, please call Leslie before coming to the hike. Well-behaved dogs are welcome

    • Friday, November 11, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Wilson Road Parking lot off of Yellow Springs Road

     Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox, 484-432-2150, anytime between 7:00 & 8:15 AM for a “hill workout at your own pace,” for 4 circuits up and down the Wolfinger Trail at Mt. Misery or a loop up Mt Misery and back on Creek Trail. Sign-in sheet on hike leader’s car. New hikers please call the leader. Park in the Wilson Rd parking lot off of Yellow Springs Rd. Restrooms and water are available

    • Friday, November 11, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • see directions
    • 0

    Hike leader: Pradip Bhatnagar (484-252-1947) is Planning hiking trip to the Allegheny National Forest/Kinzua Bridge SP on Nov. 11-11- 2022 for 3 nights 4 days.  Will stay at Kane Manor Inn, Kane, PA. Contemplating 3 hikes in the Allegheny National Forest and 1 hike in Kazua  SP Rail to Trail hike. The hikes are planned to be 8-12 miles long. These are adventure hikes, hike leaders have no prior knowledge of the trails. Will car pool for travel, hikes will be shuttle hikes. For the purpose of fixing the logistics and lodging, hike leader need to know interested individuals by July 10. Travel time to Kane is 4.5 hours. Trip will be limited to 8 hikers.

    Further details will be provided at some later date. 



    • Friday, November 11, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 1399 Schoff Road Atglen, Pa.

    Meet HLs Kathy Borrell, 484-645-7068 (C), John Silveri, 610-857-3618 (H), or Mike Donnelly, 610-955-2001 (C), for a hike on the trails in and around the park. Directions: West on Route 30 to Route 10; turn left onto Route 10 and go 3.7 miles to Highland Rd. Turn right onto Highland Rd and go 3.3 miles to left onto Bailey Crossroads. Take the 1st right onto Schoff Rd and go about 1 mile and turn right into Wolf's Hollow Drive to the parking lot on the left. Bring water. Please Note: This hike will not be held on Fridays when there is an Adopt-A-Highway or other work hikes. Any questions or in doubt, contact one of the hike leaders.

    • Friday, November 11, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • Parking lot along Route 322 and Phoenixville Pike

     HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox, 484-432-2150. Please consider joining the group of hikers who faithfully fulfill this club service project each quarter. Ingrid is eager to have new volunteers join the group.We meet in the parking lot along Route 322 West just west of the traffic light at Route 322 and Phoenixville Pike. Wear boots, long pants, long sleeves (if you are prone to poison ivy), gloves & vests & grabbers will be provided.



    • Saturday, November 12, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 500 S. Third St., Hamburg, PA.

     Meet HL Glenn Owens 484 885 0504, at the SRT Reading Railroad Museum Trailhead. Address:  500 S. Third St., Hamburg, PA. Directions: From whatever starting point, you will take US Route 422 West to Reading area and merge onto US Route 222 N. and then exit for PA Route 61N for Hamburg. When reaching Hamburg, take a slight left onto 4th Street, go about 0.6 miles and turn left onto Windsor Street. Go about 0.1 mile, and turn left onto Peach Street and go about 0.1 miles to destination. We'll shuttle to the hike start in Landingville, the Tunnel Road Trailhead. Although rated B, we must pass through two unfinished trail sections which require Class C ability. We'll see the nationally known Auburn PA Tunnel and aged transportation manufacturing infrastructure along the way. Bring Water/Snack/Lunch.




    • Saturday, November 12, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 43 Thornton Road, Glen Mills, PA

     Meet Hike leader Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410,  in the parking lot (far right side) of the Township Building. Address:  43 Thornton Road Glen Mills PA. Directions:  From Route 202 and Route 1 go North for about 3 miles then make a right on Thornton Road. We will hike from the Delaware County Township bldg. to Newlin Grist Mill. Bring water and snack

    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Malcolm Wise, 610-356-6478, for hike on the bike path in Ridley Creek State Park. Meet in the lower parking lot below the park office .Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the lower parking lot. Address: ( address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • 8:45 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HLs Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C),Mike Miller, 610-350-6114, for a moderate hike in the woods. Meet in the upper parking lot in front of the park office in Ridley Creek State Park Directions:  from Route 352, go North on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn  onto South Sandy Flash Road ( Park Entrance) and make a right onto the first road. Proceed to the upper parking lot. Address: (  address is for the house across the street from the main park entrance) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073.. Bring water and snacks.

    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park office at Mansion

    Meet HL John Odell 484-885-6205 at the park office at 9:30 AM, for a hike on various trails in the park. Directions: From Rt. 352, go north on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn right onto Sandy Flash Road (park entrance gate) and right onto the first road to the upper parking lot. Google Maps: XG2X+76 Glen Mills, PA. Bring water and a snack. Address: (for the house across the street) 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073 GPS Coord: 39.955644, -75.451609. Bring water and a snack.

    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa.

     Meet HL Lee Hall, 484-800-2323 (C) for a hike at Wilson Farm Park. Directions: Route 202 exit at Chesterbrook Boulevard; proceed to the second stoplight (Lee Road) and turn right. There is a Stop sign at the entrance to Wilson Farm Park. Turn right and park. 801-899 Chesterbrook Blvd. Chesterbrook, Pa. Bring water and snack

    • Thursday, November 17, 2022
    • 1:15 PM
    • 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

    Meet HL Leslie Spangler, 610-436-5842, 610-331-4258 (C), at  the East Branch Brandywine Trail Parking lot which is located on Route 322 between Sugars Bridge Road and Skelp level Road. Directions: From West Chester go west on Route 322; turn right onto the parking lot   From Downingtown go east on Route 322; turn left onto the parking lot. Address: 1085 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. GPS Coordinates: 39.96880. -75.67148.   Google Maps Plus Code :is X89H+G9 Altor, Pennsylvania. Bring water and a snack. In case of bad weather, please call Leslie before coming to the hike. Well-behaved dogs are welcome

    • Friday, November 18, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Wilson Road Parking lot off of Yellow Springs Road

     Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox, 484-432-2150, anytime between 7:00 & 8:15 AM for a “hill workout at your own pace,” for 4 circuits up and down the Wolfinger Trail at Mt. Misery or a loop up Mt Misery and back on Creek Trail. Sign-in sheet on hike leader’s car. New hikers please call the leader. Park in the Wilson Rd parking lot off of Yellow Springs Rd. Restrooms and water are available

    • Friday, November 18, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 1399 Schoff Road Atglen, Pa.

    Meet HLs Kathy Borrell, 484-645-7068 (C), John Silveri, 610-857-3618 (H), or Mike Donnelly, 610-955-2001 (C), for a hike on the trails in and around the park. Directions: West on Route 30 to Route 10; turn left onto Route 10 and go 3.7 miles to Highland Rd. Turn right onto Highland Rd and go 3.3 miles to left onto Bailey Crossroads. Take the 1st right onto Schoff Rd and go about 1 mile and turn right into Wolf's Hollow Drive to the parking lot on the left. Bring water. Please Note: This hike will not be held on Fridays when there is an Adopt-A-Highway or other work hikes. Any questions or in doubt, contact one of the hike leaders.

    • Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • Ridley Creek State Park

     Meet HLs Elizabeth and Mark Creager, 610-513-3328,at the park office for this walk on the paved trail.   Directions: From Route 352, go north on Gradyville Road for 1 mile; turn right onto South Sandy Flash Road (park entrance gate) and right onto the first road to upper parking lot.  Bring Water and snacks.

    • Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Hibernia County Park, Mansion-Office parking lot 1 Park Road, Coatesville, PA

     Meet HL Kelly Molen 484-919-5120, at the parking lot between the Park Office and the Mansion.  Directions:  Take Route. 30 bypass to Route 82 north.  Go north on Route 82 for about 2 miles to Cedar Knoll Road, turn left, and go another 2 miles to the park entrance on the left.  Address: 1 Park Rd, Coatesville, PA. Google Map Address: 25J5+7G Coatesville, Pennsylvania.  Bring water and a snack. This is a great hike for those new to hiking or looking for a shorter, slower-paced hike. This trail can be muddy if there is recent rain.  Well-behaved dogs are encouraged to attend.

    • Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • see doirections

    Meet HL Bill Gehrman 610-996-3512 for a hike in the Wissahickon Valley Park. Directions: Take US-202 North toward King of Prussia. Using the right 3 lanes merge onto I-76 East toward Philadelphia East (5.0 mi.) Take exit 331B to merge onto I-476 N toward Plymouth Meeting (2.8 mi).  Take exit 18A toward Conshohocken.  Merge onto Ridge Pike/SR 3056/State Route 3056.   Continue to follow Ridge Pike.  Pass by Outback Steakhouse (on the left in 0.4 mi) (3.5 mi).  Continue onto Ridge Ave. (0.2 mi).  Turn left onto Bells Mill Rd.  Forbidden Drive Upper Parking Lot will be on the right. GPS Coordinates: ( 40.07830, -75.22764 ). Bring water and snacks.