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The Creek Trail winds through forest and meadows along French Creek.


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0.5

Miles

0.8

KM

Point to Point

480' 146 m

High

449' 137 m

Low

2' 1 m

Up

33' 10 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly There is a simple nature playground near the parking area which makes an excellent play area for younger children.

Heavy snow may cause this area to be closed while the staff of the preserve clears the area.

Description

Chiefs Trail begins near the visitor's center at Crow's Nest preserve and winds along French Creek before connecting to Chief's Grove Trail. The trail is clearly marked with circular yellow arrows. You wander thought though forest the over wooden planks that cover marshy wetlands till you reach open meadow. Sometimes the meadows are just high green grass and other times they are filled with native wildflowers. The trail is relatively flat all the way through and is kept well-mowed through the year.

Flora & Fauna

This area is a mature woodland dominated by oak, hickory, tuliptree, beech, maple, and spicebush. Nearly extinct American chestnuts sprout from decaying stumps. Deer, foxes, and all kinds of birds can be spotted from the trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: Natural Lands Trust

Shared By:

Mae Axelrod

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Photos

The trail from the woods to the meadow at Crow's Nest Preserve.
Feb 11, 2016 near Elverson, PA
The view over the stream along the trail at Crow's Nest Preserve.
Feb 11, 2016 near Elverson, PA

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