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7 Trails to Hike this Autumn



In the fall, Pennsylvania comes alive with oranges, reds and yellows as the foliage changes. Get out and explore this season with these seven area hikes. 

Chester Creek Trail

This 2.8-mile trail, popular with parents, couples and dog-walkers alike, parallels the Chester Creek into Upland.

Perkiomen Trail

Featuring primarily crushed stone paths, this 20-mile extension of the Schuylkill River Trail connects to various public parks and historical sites. The John James Audubon Center is one of many stops walkers can take to appreciate the foliage.

Powerline Trail

This trail follows power lines through a blend of gorgeous greenery as well as roads, schools and parks. There’s not much incline on this walk, making it perfect for a leisurely stroll.

Ridley Creek State Park

This 2,600-acre state park boasts seemingly endless color-coded trails, weaving throughout the thick natural habitat. It’s ideal for nature lovers and casual hikers, alike with its paved and unpaved trails, which wend by petite waterfalls and grazing horses.

Schuylkill River Trail

This massive 130-mile stretch has endless views along its path. The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk prolongs the trail beyond Locust Street, giving bike riders and walkers a route beside the river. Multiple trips will be needed to scale the entirety of this multi-county trail.

Struble Trail

This mostly flat 2.6-mile trail follows the Brandywine Creek toward Downingtown. There are plenty of picnic areas, as well as fishing spots to hook brown and brook trout.

Warwick Park

Warwick Park features multiple trails ranging from .3 miles to 3 miles. Discover a bit of history while meandering these trails as timbers, leftover from 19th century production in creating charcoal, dot the many trails.