“This loop trail connects all major attractions of French Creek, making it an excellent route to see the park.
— Hiking Project Staff
Start your trip at Hopewell Lake Boat Launch parking lot, Group Tenting Areas 13-18, campground contact station, or Hopewell Furnace Visitor Center (using connector trails). Several portions are steep and rocky, so wear sturdy shoes.
The forests, lakes, wetlands, fields and trails are a destination for the people of southeast Pennsylvania to hike, fish, camp, and bike.
Once an industrial complex for the fledgling United States of America, today French Creek State Park is an oasis for people and wildlife. Straddling the Schuylkill Highlands, the 7,730-acre park is the largest block of contiguous forest between Washington D.C. and New York City.