West Chester, PA
Explorer | 30 pts
I should probably look closer at the date of the latest reviews before committing to a trail over an hour from my house. I went here 5/11/2011. Arrived about 11:30. Left around 12:30 after scratching my head for a good 15 minutes trying to figure out how exactly anyone could have given it a positive review. Maybe 5 years ago it was thriving, however, today, it's just a waste of time, and of $4/gallon gas.
This is how your day will go if you choose to disregard that warning. You'll arrive, set up your bike and enter the trail which is located approximately 1 mile north of the mapped trailhead on this site. If you didn't bring a GPS, your day ends there. If you did, continue on...
You'll begin your trek and promptly find yourself situated on a beautiful lakeside view, however, you are now on an elderly farmer's property, and his awareness of a trail in his backyard and guidance back to it is minimal. You then turn around and find a trail leading up a mountain. You think, score, I found it. You ascend the hill and find yourself at a crossroads. You can choose one of 4 directions, each leading nowhere. trails a and b lead to the interstate. trails c and d lead to private property.
You can choose to ignore the posted signs and continue on through the private land, however, soon, you will fully enveloped in the wilderness and the thickets will, in time, eat you alive. Yet you can forge along anyway. But make sure you have breaks on your bike. Without them, you may become lodged in one of the many fallen trees blocking the path in entirety.
Forge along further and you will find yourself right back at your car, which was parked along the road, because, oh, there is no parking lot, because, really, there is no trail.