Skippack Creek Loop Trail

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Summary

Skippack Creek Loop Trail is located in the middle of the rustic Evansburg State Park following along the Skippack Creek.

Written by

Harrison Bowen

Distance

4.5 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

19.5 miles

Difficulty

2 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

2 hours

2 to 3 Hours

Seasonality

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

Yes

Fees Permits

No

Review

Intro

Evansburg State Park occupies over 3,300 acres of land with a variety of habitats ranging from forests and meadows to farmland. Along your hike you are likely to see a variety of wildlife to pass some old mill buildings and remnants from 18th and 19th century settlers. Evansburg offers visitors 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 also picnic tables, charcoal grills and public restrooms provided by the park. 

What Makes It Great

Skippack Creek Loop Trail is located in the middle of Evansburg State Park and runs along both the north and south side of the creek. The trail offers an easy to intermediate 4.5 mile trail run or hike along mixed terrain following the Skippack Creek which includes flat easy rated sections through forests and fields as well as steeper inclines and declines through the trees. Along the way the trail crosses a few bridges and walkways, and very small part of it is on paved roads. The trail is not very well marked though so be sure to grab a map at the visitors center.

If you prefer out and back trips, there is also parking available by Kratz Road Bridge for easier access to the southern end of the park. The trail is also accessible to hunters so be sure to wear your blaze orange during hunting season. Restrooms are located in the main park area along with group campgrounds.

Who is Going to Love It

Hikers and Trail Runners looking for an scenic hike or a great place to train that covers a variety of different terrain with classic southeastern PA views as the trail winds along the beautiful Skippack Creek. With multiple trails leading from the main park, its also possible to build your own adventure.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

From 76 West take exit 328A toward US-422 West and follow signs for US-422 West/Pottstown. Then take the PA-363 North exit and continue onto PA-363 N (S Trooper Rd) for about 2.6 miles. Next turn left onto W Main Street/Ridge Pike and continue straight onto Ridge Pike (SR 4031). After 3 miles turn right onto Evansburg Road. Next turn right onto Germantown Pike, Left onto Skippack Creek Road, and then right onto Mayhall road to enter the park.

Location

Skippack Creek Loop Trail

851 Mayhall Road
Collegeville, PA, 19426
40.200679, -75.404021

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