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 4-29-21 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

    • Saturday, June 19, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • 170 North Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA

    Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox 484-432-2150 for a hike around Lake Galena and in the woods. We will do the lake first and then the woods trails after lunch. Bailout point at lunch. Directions: Use your GPS to find the Nature Center. If you can’t do that, email HL for directions from King of Prussia. To car pool, if vaccinated, meet at the IMAX in King of Prussia 300 Goddard Blvd King Of Prussia, PA  19406 at 7:30 AM. . Address: 170 N Chapman Rd, Doylestown, PA. Trails can be wet .GPS: 40.339954, -75.171253 Bring water, snack & lunch.

    • Sunday, June 20, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 1700 Wilson Road, Malvern, PA 19355

    Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox 484-432-2150 in the Wilson Road parking lot near covered bridge.  Directions: From Route 202, take Route 252 (Valley Forge Road) north to the covered bridge. Left through the bridge onto Yellow Springs road. Right on Wilson Road to parking lot on your right. Address: 1700 Wilson Rd, Malvern, PA 19355 Restrooms available. Bring snack and water.

    • Sunday, June 20, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • 455 Carnegie Blvd. Malvern, PA 19355

    CHESTER VALLEY TRAIL: Meet HL Charles McMahon 484-716-4907 at  the north east  corner of the Target parking lot  Address:(455 Carnegie Blvd Malvern, PA 19355) off Route 29 in the Wegmans shopping center. Directions: From West Chester: Take Route 202 north to Route 29 south (Malvern). Exit onto Route 29. Make a left turn at Mathews Road and follow the signs to Target. Park in north east corner. Bring water, snack. Restrooms are available.



    • Sunday, June 20, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • see directions

     Meet  HL Charlie McMahon  (484-716-4907) at the west boat dock in Marsh Creek State Park. Directions: Take Route. 282 West (Wallace Avenue north) out of Downingtown for 5 miles to the village of Lyndell. Turn right onto Lyndell Road and follow signs to Marsh Creek State Park. Bring water and snack

    • Monday, June 21, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • 7133-7183 PA- 183, Bethel, PA 19507

    Meet HL Alan Alvarez, 610-804-6577, for an adventure hike on the AT. We’ll do Sect 5 of the AT in PA from Pt Clinton to PA1 83. Meet at the PA 183 Game Commission parking lot where we’ll shuttle to the start of the hike in Pt Clinton. Directions: From PA61 North of Reading take PA183 West to the parking lot. Address: 7133-7183 PA- 183, Bethel, PA 19507. Google + coordinates: GQGM+49 Bethel, Pennsylvania GPS Coordinates: 40.52578012077223, -76.21659061694514 Bring water, lunch and snack

    Port Clinton Parking:

    From Google maps: HXHG+99 Hamburg, Pennsylvania

    GPS coordinates: 40.5790311455802, -76.02356479527715


    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C), 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 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, June 23, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 2060 Charlestown Road Malvern, Pa

    HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox 484-432-2150 ingridcf@verizon.net in the parking lot of Charlestown Elementary School for this clean-up and trim on the Horse-Shoe Trail. Bring loppers/pruning shears, gloves. If you can hike, you can maintain. We need folks to blaze, trim, checkout the trail during the growing season, etc. Directions: from West Chester, take Route 202 North to Route 29 North When Route 29 goes Right, continue straight on Charlestown Road. School is up the hill on your Right.  Enter the second driveway and park in the back. Address: 2060 Charlestown Road, Malvern, PA     GPS: 40.080254, -75.545461   Bring water and a snack. NO RESTROOMS.

     



    • Wednesday, June 23, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valley Forge Park

      Meet HL Jim Smith, 610-970-2252 (H), 610-310-4519 (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, June 24, 2021
    • 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • 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

    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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. Full Strawberry Moon.

    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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, June 25, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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, June 26, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341

    Meet HL Maggy 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.  Bring water and snacks

    • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 761 Stafford Road, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

    Meet HL George March, 610-384-3753 (H), at 9:00 AM for a series of interconnected loop hikes throughout the park, including along an abandoned railbed beside the Susquehanna river, and visits to three Maryland Champion trees along the trail.   (https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/susquehanna.aspx Directions:  From the intersection of PA Route 10 and the US 1 Bypass in southern Chester County north of Oxford, drive south 16.4 miles on US 1 to turn left onto Shuresville Road (signed) after crossing the Conowingo Dam. (The first roadway left …not the Conowingo Dam parking area.) Travel 1.7 miles on Shuresville Road to the “Y” intersection with Stafford Road (Take left branch of the “Y” to the Stop sign at Stafford Road.) Turn left and travel 3.7 miles on Stafford Road to the parking lot on the left at Rock Run Grist Mill.  Address: 761 Stafford Road, Havre de Grace, MD  21078.GPS Coordinates:  39.60806  -76.14244.  Google Maps Plus Code:  JV55+62 Port Deposit, Maryland. Bring water, snack, and lunch.

    • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 1445 Pikeland Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425

    Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox 484-432-2150 for a moderate hike through woods and fields.  Directions: From the intersection of Route 401 & Route 113, go north on Route 113 for 1.7 miles to Pickering Grove West Pikeland Township Parking on right. Address: 1409 Rt 113 Chester Springs, PA 19425. Bring water and snack

    DO NOT TRY TO GOOGLE THIS PARK – JUST FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. There are several parks with the same name. We have lots of parking here and will walk to Binky Lee.

    • Sunday, June 27, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 1700 Wilson Road, Malvern, PA 19355

    Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox 484-432-2150 in the Wilson Road parking lot near covered bridge.  Directions: From Route 202, take Route 252 (Valley Forge Road) north to the covered bridge. Left through the bridge onto Yellow Springs road. Right on Wilson Road to parking lot on your right. Address: 1700 Wilson Rd, Malvern, PA 19355 Restrooms available. Bring snack and water.

    • Sunday, June 27, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • 101 Wallace Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335

    ​Meet HL Charlie McMahon (484-716-4907) at the Rite Aid Drugstore in Downingtown, at the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and Wallace Ave. 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. Park cars facing Wallace Avenue. Address: 101 Wallace Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335. Bring snack and water

    • Sunday, June 27, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Victory Brewing Company, 420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, PA 19335

     Backpacking Meeting: Meet Tim Jaques CCTC Backpacking Chair, 484-557-3908, on Sunday June 27th, 4:00pm (following Charlie McMahon’s Struble Trail hike at 1:30pm) at Victory Brewing Company, 420 Acorn Ln, Downingtown, PA 19335

    Please call Tim and let him know if you are attending the meeting.

    • Monday, June 28, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 1 Park Road, Coatesville, PA 19320

     Meet HLs George March, 610.384.3753 (H), and John Silveri, 610.857.3618 (H),t in the main parking lot near Hibernia Mansion for a hike throughout the entire park, including the park’s recently acquired additional 210 acres.  Bailouts will be available within a 5-7-12 mile distance during the hike. Directions:  Take US Route 30 bypass to PA Route 82 north.  Go north on Route 82 for 2 miles to Cedar Knoll Road, turn left and go 1.2 miles to the first park entrance (Park Road) on the left. Go 0.4 miles to the parking lot beside the mansion. Park Address: 1 Park Road, Coatesville, PA 19320. GPS Coordinates: 40.03015, -75.84099. Google Maps Plus Code: 25J5-7G Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Bring water, lunch, and snacks.


    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C), 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 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, June 30, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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. GPS Coordinates: 39.83330, -75.57512. Bring water and snacks

    • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802 (Parking lot on the right)

    Meet HLs Mike and Peggy Donnelly, 610-955-2001 (C) and 610-299-3883. Meet at the Brandywine Zoo parking lot for a hike through several Wilmington parks, including Alapocas Woods. Directions: Take US 202 South several miles into Delaware; stay in the right lane and take the Augustine Cutoff exit on your right. Continue straight through the traffic light and in 0.3 mile take the first exit on the roundabout to continue on West  Park Dr. for 1.3 miles. After crossing the high bridge over the Brandywine, turn left onto Lovering Ave. Continue on Lovering Ave for about 1 mile then take the third left to turn onto Van Buren St. Cross the bridge and immediately turn right onto N. Park Dr. Brandywine Zoo Parking lot will be on your right just past the zoo. Address:( for Zoo) 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802.If you use GPS, just ask for directions to Brandywine Zoo parking. Bring water and a snack.

    • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valley Forge Park

      Meet HL Jim Smith, 610-970-2252 (H), 610-310-4519 (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, July 01, 2021
    • 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • 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, July 02, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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, July 02, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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, July 03, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341

    Meet HL Maggy 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 the lot on right up the hill from Wellington Square Bookstore. Address: 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341.  Bring water and snacks.

    • Saturday, July 03, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • See directions

    Meet HL Larry Priori, 484 459 5445, for a scenic hike south of Lancaster, Pa. We will meet at the Holtwood Recreation Center for a 4 mile loop down to the river and up Kelly's Run then we'll take a 10 minute ride to Susquehannock Park for lunch overlooking the Susquehanna River and a 3-4 mi hike on nearby hills. Directions: From Routes 10 and 30 follow Route 10 south to Right on Route 372. Follow Route 372 to Right on Holtwood Rd to parking on right. If carpooling: Best place is to meet is behind the Arby’s at the shopping center at Routes 10 and 30 at 8:30 am. I cannot be there as I am coming from a different direction. 

    Address: T397 Holtwood, Pa. Google Address: RMRM+88 Holtwood, Pennsylvania.  Bring snacks water and lunch.   Port-a-potty on site


    • Sunday, July 04, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • see directions

    Meet HL Kathy Borrell, 484-645-7068 (C), at the Pawlings Road parking lot of Valley Forge National Park  for a loop hike through the woods. . Directions: Take Route 23 West toward Phoenixville. Turn right at Ferry Road traffic light to a 4-way stop. Turn right onto Pawlings Road. Cross the Schuylkill River Bridge and the parking lot is on the right immediately after the bridge. Bring water and a snack

    • Sunday, July 04, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • 1647 Bondsville Road, Downingtown, PA 19335

    Meet HL George March, 610-384-3753 (H), for a first-ever CCTC hike in East Brandywine Township’s Bondsville Mill Park, including a trail along Beaver Creek and other trails on the historical grounds of an 18th century grist mill - 20th century textile mill.  The hike is Class B distances for everyone, consisting of three 2+ mile loops, with bailout opportunities at 2+ and 4+ miles.  Meet at 1:30 PM in the park’s parking lot.  Directions: Exit the US Route 30 Bypass at PA 340 (Thorndale); PA 340 is Bondsville Road.  Drive west on PA 340/Bondsville Road to the stop sign at 0.6 miles, then bear right to continue on Bondsville Road 0.7 miles to the parking lot on the right.  Parking lot address: 1647 Bondsville Road, Downingtown, PA  19335.  GPS Coordinates:  40.02152  -75.76027  Google Maps Plus Code:  26CQ+JV Downingtown, Pennsylvania  Bring water and snack.

    • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C), 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 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, July 07, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 1200 Skelp level Road, West Chester, PA

    HARMONY HILL TO VICTORY HARMONY HILL NATURE AREA: Meet HL Leslie Spangler, 610-436-5842, 610-331-4258 (C), at the Skelp Level Rd parking lot. Directions: From West Chester go west on Route 322; turn right onto Skelp Level Rd; go 1.6 miles to the driveway on the left. If you reach Wilderness Trail you went a little too far. From Downingtown go east on Route 322; turn left onto Boot Rd (Wawa is at the intersection). Then continue for approximately 0.6 mile. Turn right onto Skelp Level Rd and continue for approximately one mile. The entrance to the Harmony Hill Nature Area will be on your right. Address: 1200 Skelp Level Rd, West Chester, PA, If you reach Winchester Trail, you went a little too far. Bring water and money. In case of bad weather, please call Leslie before coming to the hike. NO dogs this time.   Added to WA

    • Wednesday, July 07, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • Marsh Creek Park, Downingtown, PA 19335 ( see directions)

    Meet HL Pradip Bhatnagar (C) 484-252-1947, at the West Boat Dock parking lot. Hike will be on trails on the south side of the park. Directions: From the intersection of Route 282 and East Pennsylvania Avenue in Downingtown (where Rite Aid is located), take Route 282 West for 4.2 miles, turn right onto North Reeds Road for 1 mile, turn right onto Marsh Creek Park for .4 miles to the lot near water

    Address: Marsh Creek Park ,Downingtown, PA 19335 GPS Coordinates 40.0641628, -75.7295534. Google Maps GPS 377C+X6 Downingtown, PA .

    Please bring water and snacks and Lunch as you prefer. HL is more than willing to adjust the pace as required by the members of the group. It will be a hike to enjoy the nature and not a race.



    • Wednesday, July 07, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valley Forge Park

      Meet HL Jim Smith, 610-970-2252 (H), 610-310-4519 (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, July 08, 2021
    • 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • 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, July 09, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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, July 09, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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, July 10, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • See directions

    Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox (484-432-2150) at the parking lot. Address:  Game land 145 at Pinch Rd. opposite the entrance to the park.  Directions: From turnpike exit 266 (Lancaster/Lebanon): south on route 72 for 0.9 miles, right on Cider Press road for 0.45 miles, right on Pinch Rd for 1.6 miles. The game land parking lot is at the crest of the hill on the left. If you reach the entrance to the park, you have gone too far.   Bring lunch, snacks, water. GPS coordinates: 40°14'10.5"N 76°27'37.1"W. Porta John at Gov. Dick

    • Saturday, July 10, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

    Meet HL Joe Kiczek (484-639-8824) at the Chadds Ford Elementary School, Chadds Ford , PA. Directions: From the Intersection of Routes 1 and Routes 202,Go south on Route 1 for 2.9 miles.  The school is on your right. Park in the lower gravel lot on your left. Address: 3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317  GPS COORDINATES: 39.873563, -75.599313  Google Maps: VCF2+C7 Chadds Ford, PA. Bring water and snacks. No restrooms available at trail head.

    • Saturday, July 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 843 Park Road, Elverson, PA

     Enjoy the Heat: Meet HL Lee Ruslander, 610-696-0212, for a slow paced hike. Meet at the French Creek playground parking lot. Directions: Take Route 345 North from Route 23, turn left onto South Entrance Rd. Turn right onto Park Rd, make first right after Park Office to parking lot on the back by the playground. Address: 843 Park Road, Elverson, PA. Bring water and snack

    • Sunday, July 11, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 793 Tawes Drive, Elkton, MD 21921 ( see directions for carpooling)

    Meet HL Pradip Bhatnagar, 484252-1947,  in the Marchwood Shopping Center Parking Lot (near Ace Hardware) for a hike in and around Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area. Fair Hill Orange Loop trail is located near Elkton Maryland. This trail features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. It could get muddy, if raining. Directions: From Exton, Take PA-100 S to  US-202 S, PA-926 W, US-1 S, PA-841 S and Appleton Rd to Black Bridge Rd in Cecil County. Continue on Black Bridge Rd. Drive to Tawes Dr. We will Park in parking Lot #1. There is 5$ parking fee. If carpooling, we will meet  in the Marchwood Shopping Center Parking Lot (near Ace Hardware) at 8:00 AM. Let the HL know if you want to carpool and/or willing to drive. Also,  individuals can arrange their own carpooling groups or drive by themselves. Address: Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, 793 Tawes Dr, Elkton, MD 21921. Google plus code: P565+4P Elkton, Maryland. Google Coordinates (39.72156437865259, -75.8396875577373). Afterwards, there is a nice apple farm two miles away, Old Stone Cider, Lewisville PA, that features ciders (including hard ciders) and has a food truck. You can bring your own food as well.  Please bring water and snacks and lunch as you prefer. HL is more than willing to adjust the pace as required by the members of the group. It will be a hike to enjoy the nature and not a race

    • Sunday, July 11, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • 2232 Haycreek Road, Birdsboro, Pa

    Meet HL Amy Swanson, cell phone 717-304-6806. It is a short but intense 5 Miles with fording a knee high stream three times.  GPS Address: 2232 Haycreek Road, Birdsboro PA. Directions: From the intersection of Route 23 and Route 345 in Northern Chester County. Take Route 345 North past French Creek Park and Hopewell Furnace towards Birdsboro. As approaching into Birdsboro turn left onto Hopewell Street and drive about .8 mile until it “T”s with Haycreek Road. Make a left onto Haycreek and drive about .2 mile and parking will be on right. Bring water and snacks.

    • Tuesday, July 13, 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C), 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 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, July 14, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • see directions

     Meet HL George March 610.384.3753 (H) in the Downingtown Kerr Park parking lot for a hike on the Lion’s Trail, the Brandywine Trail, and Lloyd Park connecting each of them through Downingtown’s historic streets. Directions: From the intersection of Business US Route 30 (Lincoln Highway), US Route 322 (Brandywine Avenue.), and PA Route 282 (Wallace Avenue.) in central Downingtown, travel north on Wallace Avenue past the Rite Aid drugstore on the right. Turn left into the Kerr Park parking lot driveway, immediately past the Downingtown library on the left. Bring water and a snack.

    • Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valley Forge Park

      Meet HL Jim Smith, 610-970-2252 (H), 610-310-4519 (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, July 15, 2021
    • 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • 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, July 16, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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, July 16, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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, July 17, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341

    Meet HL Maggy 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 the lot on right up the hill from Wellington Square Bookstore. Address: 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341.  Bring water and snacks.

    • Saturday, July 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 443 Old Wilmington Road, 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. Bring water and snack. Well behaved dogs are welcome

    • Saturday, July 17, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • See Directions

    Meet HL Glenn Owens, H 610-644-0470, C 484-885-0504, for an adventure hike as defined on the Club web site. The day consists of two loop hikes. The first weaves through a coal company town and adjacent strip mined land. The second is on the river side trails at the nearby State Park. Meet at Eckley Miner's Village. Directions: (mileage approximate) Take the N.E. Turnpike Extension to the Pocono, I-80 exit. Travel west on I-80 5 miles and exit at Route 940. Turn left, west, on Route 940 and travel 8 miles. Turn left on Highland Road, just before entering Freeland. Note the brown sign pointing towards Eckley, 3 miles. Google Code X4WV+3H Weatherly, PA GPS:  40.9954, -75.85617.



    • Sunday, July 18, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • Customers Bank 99 Bridge St. Phoenixville, PA. 19460

     Meet HL Joe Kiczek, (C) 484-639-8824, for a hike that has a bit of everything: canal, dams, locks, animals, nature sanctuaries.  Meet in the parking area behind Customers Bank and across from Iron Hill Brewery (Ashland St.) We will hike the Tow Path along the Schuylkill River and then take the Upper Schuylkill River Trail to the Upper Schuylkill Valley Park where we can see wolves, pigs, deer, and other critters at the park and then proceed back to Phoenixville on the path on the south side of the river. Address: 99 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460   DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Routes 29 and 202 drive north on Route 29 for approximately 2.0 miles and turn right onto White Horse Road, drive 3.7 miles and turn left onto Valley Forge Road, drive 0.3 miles and turn right onto Starr Street, drive 0.9 miles and turn right onto Bridge Street, the destination is on your left. GPS Coordinates: 40.1347206, -75.5121563 Google Maps: 4FMQ+V4 Phoenixville, PA Bring water and snacks



    • Sunday, July 18, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • 1 Park Road, Coatesville, PA 19320

    Meet HL Jennifer Riseon, 484-459-1432, in the main parking lot near Hibernia Mansion.  Directions:  Take Route 30 bypass to Route 82 north.  Go north on Roue 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 19320. Bring water and snacks

    • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C), 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 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, July 21, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valley Forge Park

      Meet HL Jim Smith, 610-970-2252 (H), 610-310-4519 (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, July 22, 2021
    • 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • 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

    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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. 

    • Friday, July 23, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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, July 23, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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, July 24, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont, MD 21788 or Carpooling see write up

     Meet HL George March, 610-384-3753 (H), for a loop hike on the East Trail System within the national preserve including Chimney Rock, Wolf Rock, Hog Rock, Thurmont Vista, Blue Ridge Summit Vista, Cunningham Falls, and the Whiskey Still. Directions: For carpooling, meet at 7:00 AM behind Arby’s in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center at the intersection of Routes US 30 and PA 10 in western Chester County. The park’s Website address is https://www.nps.gov/cato/index.htm. The GPS address of the Visitor Center is 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont, MD 21788 from where the hike will begin at 9:00 AM. GPS Coordinates: 39.63354, - 77.45006. Google Maps Plus Code: JHM2+M2 Thurmont, Maryland. Bring water, snack, and lunch.



    • Saturday, July 24, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 843 Park Road, Elverson, PA

     Enjoy the Heat: Meet HL Lee Ruslander, 610-696-0212, for a slow paced hike. Meet at the French Creek playground parking lot. Directions: Take Route 345 North from Route 23, turn left onto South Entrance Rd. Turn right onto Park Rd, make first right after Park Office to parking lot on the back by the playground. Address: 843 Park Road, Elverson, PA. Bring water and snack

    • Sunday, July 25, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 845 Park Road, Elverson, PA 19520

    Meet HL Alan Alvarez, 610-804-6577, for a adventure hike. Meet at the parking lot beyond the pool parking lot. Directions: From the park office follow signs to pool parking lot. Once at the pool parking lot go around to the far side, you’ll see a white right turn arrow on the pavement, follow it to the parking by the bathrooms. Address: 843 Park Rd, Elverson, PA 19520 (park office).Google coordinates: 6629+2F Pine Swamp, Pennsylvania. GPS coordinates: 40.20014492319042, -75.78131658912079 . Google Maps directions(link) https://goo.gl/maps/8KE8Wmwfwy7hwGGX8  Bring water, lunch and snack.

    • Sunday, July 25, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • see directions

    Meet HL George March, 610-384-3753 (H), in the Water Street Road parking lot for a loop hike on a group of interconnected trails within the park. Directions:  From the intersection of US Route 422 and PA Route 29 north of Phoenixville, travel north 1.7 miles on Route 29 to Collegeville.  Turn right on PA 29 then straight onto Ridge Pike to cross the bridge over the Perkiomen Creek, then .2 miles to bear left at the “Y” onto Germantown Pike. Travel .7 miles on Germantown Pike to turn left onto Grange Road, then .6 miles to turn left onto Mill Road, then .6 miles on Mill Road and a right-hand curve onto Water Street Road to the parking lot on the right.   GPS Coordinates: 40.19040,  -75.40538.  Google Maps Plus Code: 5HRV+5R Fairview Village, Pennsylvania.  Bring water and snack.

    • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C), 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 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, July 28, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valley Forge Park

      Meet HL Jim Smith, 610-970-2252 (H), 610-310-4519 (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, July 29, 2021
    • 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • 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, July 30, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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, July 30, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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, July 31, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • Game Lands Parking Lot Pumping Station Road and Route 322, Lancaster, PA

     Explore the trails: Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella Fox - 484-432-2150 at 8:00 AM at Route 322 (game land Parking lot).  Directions: Take turnpike to Reading/Lancaster Exit 286. Take Route 222 West to first exit Route 322. West on Route 322 to the parking on right on Pumping Station Road several miles after the intersection of Route 322 with Route 501. We will patronize the Pretzel Hut for lunch or ice cream. Address: Game Lands Parking Lot Pumping Station Rd & Route 322 Lancaster, PA Bring lunch, snack, water. No restrooms.



    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341

    Meet HL Maggy 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 the lot on right up the hill from Wellington Square Bookstore. Address: 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341.  Bring water and snacks.

    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Kerr Park, Park Lane, Downingtown, PA 19335

    Meet HL Don Barber 484-667-7407  in the large parking lot at Kerr Park in Downingtown near the pavilion. Directions:  Take Route 30 by pass to Route 282 exit and make a left turn after the exit(Norwood Road). You will pass the Struble Trail parking lot. When you get to Route 282 make a left and go .02 and make a right turn into the large parking lot. We will hike south toward 322. Google Address: 275V+VM Downingtown, Pennsylvania

    • Sunday, August 01, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 470 Geigertown Road, Douglassville, PA

     Meet HL Alan Alvarez, 610-804-6577, for an adventure hike on the the Birdsboro Preserve trails. Meet in the parking lot just past the Birdsboro Archery Club, on the left. Address: 470 Geigertown Rd, Douglassville, PA 19518. Google Maps coordinates: 65GR+2H Douglassville, Pennsylvania. GPS Coordinates: 40.22514363385564, -75.8085287898143. For a map of the hike follow this url: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=14.4/-75.8247/40.2458&pubLink=SSm4Thz8DZakrSUQDR99ilJg&trackId=58cd2a0d-54ec-44c9-a528-a7178ecba594 .Bring Water, snack, lunch

    • Sunday, August 01, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 900 Buck Run Road, Coatesville, PA

    Meet HLs Kathy Borrell, 484-645-7068 (C), and John Silveri, 610-857-3618 (H), for a hike in a new location. The hike is a combination of paved, gravel and dirt paths in the park and woods, and a nearby neighborhood. Directions: From the Downingtown area, take the Route. 30 By-Pass west to the Route 82 exit. Take the Route. 82 exit and 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. Address: 900 Buck Run Road, Coatesville, PA.  Bathrooms are available. Bring water and a snack. Hiking boots are not needed.

    • Sunday, August 01, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • 443 Old Wilmington Road, Coatesville, PA

     Meet HL Jennifer Riseon 484-459-1432 at the Walmart shopping center at the intersection of Route 10 and 30, if you are fully vaccinated.  We will carpool to the Preserve due to limited parking. Directions to the Walmart shopping center: Take Route 30 bypass west until it ends, merge onto business Route 30, proceed to traffic light, turn left onto Route 10, then right into shopping center, park behind Arby’s near the Home Depot. If you choose not to carpool, 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.  Address 443 Old Wilmington Rd. Coatesville, PA.  Bring snack and water.



    • Tuesday, August 03, 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C), 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 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, August 04, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valley Forge Park

      Meet HL Jim Smith, 610-970-2252 (H), 610-310-4519 (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, August 05, 2021
    • 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • 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, August 06, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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, August 06, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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, August 07, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 1 Park Road, Coatesville, PA

     Meet HL Kelly Molen 484-919-5120, at the parking lot between the Park Office and the Mansion.  Address: 1 Park Rd, Coatesville, PA   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.  Bring water and 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 invited

    • Sunday, August 08, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown, PA 18951 ( see directions for carpooling)

     Meet HL Pradip Bhatnagar, 484252-1947, for a hike in and around Nockamixon State Park. We will meet  in the Marchwood Shopping Center Parking Lot (near Ace Hardware) 8:00 AM. Let the HL know if you want to carpool and/or willing to drive. Also,  individuals can arrange their own carpooling groups or drive by themselves. Directions from Exton: Get on US-202 N, take I-476 N to PA-663 N in Milford Township. Take exit 44 from I-476 N, Continue on PA-663 N (3.4 miles). At Wendy's, continue onto W Broad St (1.2 miles). Turn left onto PA-563 N 3.4 miles. Turn right 233 ft. Driving time 1 hr., 10 min. Address: 1542 Mountain View Dr, Quakertown, PA 18951.  Google + code: FQ28+M2 Quakertown, Pennsylvania Google Coordinates: 40.47324530910423, -75.2350634626168. Will Explore some of the following trails. Sterner Mill Hiking Area,  High Bridge Trail, Quarry Trail, Old Mill Trail , Southside of the Lake Trails, Elephant and Quail Trails. Please bring water and snacks and lunch as you prefer. HL is more than willing to adjust the pace as required by the members of the group. It will be a hike to enjoy the nature and not a race

    • Sunday, August 08, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • 122 Wallace Avenue, Downingtown, PA

    Meet Hike Leader George March, 610-384-3753 (H), in Downingtown’s Kerr Park parking lot for a hike on the Lion’s Trail, the Brandywine Trail, and through Lloyd Park, connecting each of them through Downingtown’s historic streets. Directions: From the intersection in central Downingtown of US Business 30 (Lincoln Highway), US Route 322 (Brandywine Avenue), and PA Route 282 (Wallace Avenue), travel north on Wallace Avenue past the Rite Aid drugstore on the right. Turn left into the Kerr Park parking lot driveway, immediately past the Downingtown Library on the left. Address: 122 Wallace Avenue, Downingtown, PA.  GPS Coordinates:  40.01068, -75.70396.  Google Maps Plus Code:  276W+48 Downingtown, PA.  Bring water and snack

    • Tuesday, August 10, 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C), 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 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, August 11, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • see directions

    Meet HL Kathy Mowrer (610-314-1465) for a loop hike on both sides of the Brandywine River. Directions: From the intersection of Routes 202 and 1, continue south on Route 202 to Smithbridge Road. Turn right onto Smithbridge Road and continue for 2.5 miles to Brandywine Creek Road (just before you get to the bridge). Turn left onto Brandywine Creek Road, go for 0.3 miles to the parking lot on the right. GPS: 39.834526. -75.575599. Bring smiles, a snack, and water.

    • Wednesday, August 11, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valley Forge Park

      Meet HL Jim Smith, 610-970-2252 (H), 610-310-4519 (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, August 12, 2021
    • 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • 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, August 13, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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, August 13, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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, August 14, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341

    Meet HL Maggy 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 the lot on right up the hill from Wellington Square Bookstore. Address: 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341.  Bring water and snacks.

    • Saturday, August 14, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • see directions

    Meet HL John Odell, 484-885-6205, for an easy 3.5 mile hike through the fields with 272 foot elevation gain. This hike is for beginners or people who want a short morning hike. Directions: From Route 3 (West Chester Pike), go north on Providence Road to the four- way stop at Goshen Road, Turn right and proceed to next left turn, Grubbs Mill Road. Turn left and proceed approximately 400 yards to parking on right side. Google Address: XGVQ+FC Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Bring water and snacks. On AllTrails, go to Kirkwood Preserve and look for Kirkwood Preserve Loop and look for my entry of April 21, 2021

    • Saturday, August 14, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 669 London Tract Road, Landenberg, PA 19350

     Meet HL Joe Kiczek (c) 484-639-8824, at White Clay Preserve Parking Lot #1. Hike is from White Clay Preserve Lot #1  mostly along the White Clay Creek.  We will see the PA/MD/De Tri-State Marker, the Arc Corner Monument. Hike surfaces will be a mix of road and trails.  Directions: From the Route 82 South Exit off US Highway 30. Go 1.8 miles to Lincoln Hwy turn right (for 0.4 miles). Turn left at Route 82/ Strode Ave (for 7.4 miles). Turn right onto Newark Road (go 6.8 miles). Continue straight on Newark Road for another 2.1 miles.  Turn right onto Buttonwood Road (go 0.6 miles).  Turn right onto Broad Run Road (go 0.5miles).  Continue straight onto London Tract Road for 0.2 miles. Parking Lot#1 is on your left. Address: 669 London Tract Road, Landenberg, PA 19350 GPS Coordinates: 39.766796, -75.768405  Google Maps: Q68M+J6 Landenberg, PA Bring water, snacks and lunch

    • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C), 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 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, August 18, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 860 Springton Road, Glenmoore, PA 19343

     Meet HL George March, 610-384-3753 (H) in the parking lot at Springton Manor Farm for a hike on the interconnected trails on the historical farm property.  (https://www.chesco.org/4627/Springton-Manor-Farm Directions:  From the US Route 30 Bypass intersection with US Route 322, drive on Route 322 West for 4 miles to the intersection of Springton Road.  (The Springton Road intersection with Route 322 is at the sixth traffic light on Route 322, west of the Route 30 Bypass, including the traffic light immediately west of the Bypass at the Route 322 West (off) and Route 30 West (on) ramps.) Turn right (north) onto Springton Road and drive 1.6 miles to the farm entrance on the right.  Address: 860 Springton Road, Glenmoore, PA 19343.  GPS Coordinates:  40.06994, -75.77719.   Google Maps Plus Code 369F+X4 Glenmoore, Pennsylvania.  Bring water and a snack

    • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valley Forge Park

      Meet HL Jim Smith, 610-970-2252 (H), 610-310-4519 (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, August 19, 2021
    • 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • 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, August 20, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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, August 20, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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.

    • Sunday, August 22, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 3590 Coventryville Road, Pottstown, PA 19465

     Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella Fox - 484-432-2150 at French Creek Elementary. We will hike the Horse-Shoe Trail to Welkinweir and then new trails in the park. Directions: From the intersection of Route 100 and Route 23, West on Route 23 to Coventryville Road. South on Coventryville Road for 0.5 mile to Parking lot on left. Address: 3590 Coventryville Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465.   Bring snack & water. No restrooms

    • Sunday, August 22, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • 1422 St. Matthews Road, Chester Springs, Pa

    Meet HL Joe Kiczek (484) 639-8824 at the West Vincent Twp. parking lot  located on St. Matthews Road Chester Springs, PA. Hike will be thru wooded hillsides and open pasture areas. Direction: St. Matthews Road is across from St. Matthews United Church of Christ located on Route 401, (1.5 miles from Rt.100 or 2.7 miles from Rt. 113).  Take St. Matthews Road for 2.7 miles, the lot is on the right. Pease note: This is an additional new parking lot due to lack of space at the main lot on Flint Road. Address: 1422 St, Matthews Road, Chester Springs, PA. GPS Coordinates: 40.1243709, -75.6273025 Google Maps:   49FF+P3 Chester Springs, PA   There is a Port-a-Potty at the parking lot. Bring snacks and water



    • Monday, August 23, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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, August 24, 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C), 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 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, August 25, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 2060 Charlestown Road, Malvern, PA

    Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox 484-432-2150 ingridcf@verizon.net in the parking lot of Charlestown Elem. School for this clean-up and trim on the Horse-Shoe Trail. Bring loppers/pruning shears, gloves. If you can hike, you can help maintain the trail . We need folks to blaze, trim, checkout the trail during the growing season, etc. Directions: from West Chester, take Route 202 N to Rt. 29 N. When Rt. 29 goes R, continue straight on Charlestown Road. The school is up the hill on your R. Enter the second driveway and park in the back. Address: 2060 Charlestown Road, Malvern, PA. Bring water and a snack. NO RESTROOMS

    • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valley Forge Park

      Meet HL Jim Smith, 610-970-2252 (H), 610-310-4519 (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, August 26, 2021
    • 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • 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, August 27, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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

    • Sunday, August 29, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 1700 Wilson Road, Malvern, PA 19355

     Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox (484-432-2150). Directions: From the Route 252 Exit off of Route 202, go north on Route 252 for almost 2 miles. Turn left at the Knox Covered Bridge and go .1 miles and turn left onto Wilson Road. Parking area will be on right. Address: 1700 Wilson Rd, Malvern, PA 19355 Google Map Address:.3GMV+76 Malvern, Pennsylvania. Restrooms and water are available

    • Sunday, August 29, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • 1700 Wilson Road, Malvern, PA 19355

     Meet HL Ingrid Cantarella-Fox (484-432-2150). Directions: From the Route 252 Exit off of Route 202, go north on Route 252 for almost 2 miles. Turn left at the Knox Covered Bridge and go .1 miles and turn left onto Wilson Road. Parking area will be on right. Address: 1700 Wilson Rd, Malvern, PA 19355 Google Map Address:.3GMV+76 Malvern, Pennsylvania. Restrooms and water are available

    • Tuesday, August 31, 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • Ridley Creek State Park

    Meet HL Dee McGrath, 610-331-7410 (C), 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 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, September 01, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 900 Buck Run Road, Coatesville, PA.

     Meet HLs Kathy Borrell, 484-645-7068 (C), and John Silveri, 610-857-3618 (H), for a hike in a new location. The hike is a combination of paved, gravel and dirt paths in the park and woods, and a nearby neighborhood. Directions: From the Downingtown area, take the Route. 30 By-Pass west to the Route 82 exit. Take the Route. 82 exit and 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. Address: 900 Buck Run Road, Coatesville, PA. Bathrooms are available. Bring water and a snack. Hiking boots are not needed

    • Wednesday, September 01, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Valley Forge Park

      Meet HL Jim Smith, 610-970-2252 (H), 610-310-4519 (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 02, 2021
    • 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • 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 03, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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 03, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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.