Trails Which Connect With The Brandywine Trail
From North To South:
The Horseshoe Trail, which is blazed yellow. This trail in turn connects with the Appalachian Trail.
The six-mile network of trails in Marsh Creek Park.
Uwchlan Trail, southeast of Downingtown, Penn.
Struble TrailThe Robert G. Struble Hiking and Biking Trail, a Chester County recreational facility, currently extends from Downingtown Borough to Marsh Creek State Park. Picking up where Kardon Park's Lions' Trail ends, the Struble trail runs north following the former Pennsylvania Railroad bed. The Brandywine Trail overlaps part of this trail.
Chester Valley Trail, not open. This 15-mile trail will follow an abandoned railway line through Exton to King of Prussia. When completed, this trail will connect the Brandywine Trail to an immense network of trails, reaching into center city Philadelphia and Reading. One thing leads to another. At its eastern terminus, The Chester Valley Trail will connect to the Schuykill River Trail, which in turn connects to both the Thun Trail and the Perkiomen Creek Trail, which is under construction by Montgomery County. At its western terminus, near Downingtown, it will connect directly to both the Struble Trail and The Brandywine Trail.
The Mid-County Trail, at Lenape, Pennsylvania. Blazed orange, this trail is more than twenty miles long. From its junction with the Brandywine Trail in Lenape, PA, this trail follows West Brandywine Creek to the northwest. It crosses this creek at Wawaset and at Northbrook. Most of it is on little-travelled roads, including several miles of gravel roads, but near the northern end there is a segment of dirt trail in the woods. The Chester County Trail Club maintains all of it. Near Downingtown, it intersects with the Struble Trail, which in turn intersects with the Brandywine Trail. Thus these three trails form a 32-mile loop, or circuit hike.
The Nature Trail at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadd's Ford. About .5 mile long, one block east of the crossing of US Route 1. This trail ends at the John Chadd House, which is open to the public.
The Mason-Dixon Trail, blazed blue, near the state border, on the Pennsylvania side. More information on this trail from the Mason-Dixon Trail Association. In turn, this trail connects with the Appalachian Trail.
Indian Springs Trail, 1.8 miles, Brandywine Creek State Park.
Find the start of the trail at the rear of the Nature Center. Following the yellow markers, head down the hill toward Brandywine Creek, past an old springhouse, and on to the riverbank.
Rocky Run Trail, 2.0 miles, Brandywine Creek State Park.
Begin at Thompson Bridge parking lot. Green swatches mark the trail, which crosses and recrosses Rocky Run. It makes its way through pine forest and open meadows and offers scenic river views. This trail offers a moderately difficult hike along the steep slopes of the Brandywine.
Hidden Pond Trail, 1.9 miles, Brandywine Creek State Park.
Pick up this white-marked trail at the Nature Center parking lot. Hike along the banks of the Brandywine.
No. Delaware Greenway, East Link 10 miles, Brandywine Creek State Park. Connects to Wilmington.
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