Evansburg Overlook Trail

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Summary

Overlook Trail Loop is a 1.5 mile trail in the southern end of Evansburg State Park that winds along the scenic Skippack Creek.

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Harrison Bowen

Distance

1.5 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

19.4 miles

Difficulty

1 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 hours

1-2 hours

Seasonality

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

Yes

Fees Permits

No

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Intro

Evansburg State Park occupies over 3,300 acres of land with a variety of habitats ranging from forests and meadows to farmland. The park provides visitors with over 26 miles of trails including a 5 mile mountain bike trail, 6 miles of hiking and trail running and 15 miles of equestrian trails. There are also picnic tables, charcoal grills and public restrooms provided by the park. Visitors will also have opportunities to observe a wide variety of wildlife. Overlook Trail Loop is located in the southern end of the park.

What Makes It Great

The Overlook Trail Loop is a fun, short trail run/hike with soft inclines and declines along the banks and ridges of the Skippack Creek. As the name suggests, there is a beautiful scenic overlook which is located in the middle of the horseshoe shaped bend in the creek. The maintained trail starts through the forests running along the creek, up to the overlook, and then dips back into the woods, out of sight of the creek, later reconnecting to the paved start of the trail. The well trodden path is easy to navigate and the grassy area by the parking lot provides a great place to stretch or picnic afterwards.

There is also a dock for fishing at the end of the parking lot and bathroom facilities are provided by the park. Visitors are likely to see an array wildlife including deer, fox, rabbit and duck.

Who is Going to Love It

Overlook Trail Loop is great for a quick trail run or hike through the woods following Skippack Creek. And the scenic overlook is a perfect place for a water break, to catch your breath, to take in awe the beauty of nature that surrounds you or even a photo opportunity.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

From I-76 West, take exit 328A and follow signs for and continue onto US-422 West. Take the exit for PA-363 North, and continue to follow 363 North (S Trooper Road). Turn left onto West Main St (Ridge Pike) and continue for 3 miles. At the light, turn left onto Level Road and then take the 3rd street on your left, Cedar Lane. Parking is at the end of Cedar Lane on the left in a stone lot.

Location

Evansburg Overlook Trail

Collegeville, PA,
40.163424, -75.438975

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