Ridley Creek SP: Yellow-White-Yellow Loop
ElevationAscent: 589' 180 m
Descent: -590' -180 m
High: 407' 124 m
Low: 212' 65 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“A nice, rolling singletrack loop in southeastern PA.”— Jason Doedderlein
The trail will induce some serious skepticism over the first 1/8 of a mile, but then the trail settles into the singletrack. It is easy enough to follow. The trail is well-blazed, and all you need to do is continue to follow the blazes and the "yellow trail" signs. This will take you onto and across a couple of roads during the first mile or so. Bear with it. Setting a low bar allows for things to get better.
The trail will continue to loop around until about 3.5 miles, where you'll reach a parking area. From here there is guidance that says "yellow trail to white trail" (see the pics). Follow this to the white trail and hang a left. The White Trail will take you another 1.5 miles. I do advise using the Hiking Project mobile app, as there is a part around the hairpin turn you see before the trail reconnect where somehow the White Trail is a three-way turn. I turned left at this point to go around the hairpin. Going left likely just cuts that out. But I am not positive. If you are tracking to see which way you should be going, you'll be alright. Also, this is not a national forest in the mountains. Getting off track won't lead you too astray here.
After the hairpin turn, you are taken back down to an old road that is being used as a multi-purpose trail. This is where you'll reconnect with the Yellow Trail and can hike it back to the north and west to your car.
Land Manager: PA DCNR - Ridley Creek State Park