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Skippack Creek Full Loop

Intermediate
 4.1 (12) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An easy trail that you can start at multiple places and end whenever you want to turn around.


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4.7

Miles

7.5

KM

Loop

245' 75 m

High

130' 40 m

Low

355' 108 m

Up

357' 109 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly Signs along the trail for historical info and easy walking.

Overview

You can park at a variety of places and do the whole trail in a loop by following some of the various horse trails around the park.

Description

Starting at the parking area on Stump Hall head down Skippack Creek. This is fairly flat until you get to the bend where you'll start a steady uphill and then a steep uphill over some wooden bridges. This is a really nice pine forest and the terrain can be pretty cool especially in the winter.

After you get to the top of the hill you start a steady downhill and follow Skippack Creek Loop Trail around until you get to Water Street. Follow Water Street by hiking on the street (watch those cars) or continuing along the Skippack Creek Loop Trail. Take a right over a new bridge and down an embankment to the right. This section of trail is poorly marked and not well worn, but you'll eventually follow a stream/runoff uphill to a bridge. Go over that and continue along the Mill Race Trail.

Eventually, you'll go back down near Skippack Creek. Here, there are a few signs with some educational facts that can be kind of interesting especially if you are from the area. Follow this down along Horse Trail next to the creek until you find a trail up off to the left up the hill to Lesher Road. Follow this abandoned part of Lesher Road back down to Kratz Road and across the bridge to where you parked. Be careful of cars here as it is a sharp turn and people take it fast.

Contacts

Shared By:

KC93 Ci with improvements by Becky K

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  4.1 from 12 votes

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Photos

Up above the skippack
May 27, 2015 near Skippack, PA
Skippack Creek
Aug 8, 2018 near Skippack, PA
Skippack Creek in winter.
May 28, 2015 near Evansburg, PA
Crossing over bridge towards Water Street Road.
Jan 21, 2018 near Evansburg, PA
There are even a few well maintained bridges
May 27, 2015 near Skippack, PA
Fun Fungi
Aug 8, 2018 near Skippack, PA

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May 31, 2020
Julia M
May 16, 2020
Andrés Stell
Jan 1, 2020
Hannah Smith
2h 03m
Aug 25, 2019
R Levy
Bad trail on east side of river. — 1h 15m
Feb 17, 2019
Rob Mac
The first half of the trail was great. The second have didn’t have blazes towards the end. 4.6mi
Jan 19, 2019
Scott Kellerman
Aug 12, 2018
Ali Scaramella
Extremely muddy, like comically and tragically so. Fell pretty hard 2 or 3 times as a result.
Aug 8, 2018
Wes Emmert
nice after work hike. Saw Cardinal, Groundhog, King Fisher, Heron, Trout and Turtle 5mi — 2h 00m