French Creek State Park

Elverson, Pennsylvania 19520

French Creek State Park

French Creek State Park Professional Review and Guide

"According to the state park’s website, French Creek State Park has the “largest block of contiguous forest” between Manhattan and Washington, D.C. And it sure feels that way when you step onto the trail. Once you head into the woods on this trail, you leave everything behind.

The park is 7,730 acres and offers any kind of activity an outdoors lover might want, from camping and picnicking to hiking and biking. The park is also designated both an Important Bird Area and an Important Mammal Area by the National Audubon Society."

More French Creek State Park Professional Reviews and Guides

"French Creek State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for the general public. For mountain biker, there are over 22 miles of trails in the park where cyclists can hop logs, crank up steep hills, get wet crossing streams, and pedal through dense forests on some of the best terrain for mountain biking in Eastern Pennsylvania.

But that could change. Mountain bikers need to get involved with maintaining the trails. The park rangers are pro-mountain biking, and with your help, it can stay that way. Terrain: Hilly, rocky, technical singletrack and doubletrack."

"After you finish this 6.0-mile loop, you can visit historic Hopewell Furnace, a once- thriving industrial plantation built on the border of Berks and Chester Counties in 1771. See a restored ironworker’s village, complete with implements and tools, sheds, furniture, and houses."

"After you finish this 2.5-mile loop, you can visit historic Hopewell Furnace, a oncethriving industrial plantation built on the border of Berks and Chester Counties in 1771. See a restored iron maker’s village, complete with implements and tools, sheds, furniture, and houses."

"Explore the hills and forests where Daniel Boone learned to become a frontiersman; French Creek’s beauty is new and old at the same time."

French Creek State Park Reviews

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6/18/2011
Really enjoyed this trail! There could be less of just constant rocks that make me feel like I'm riding a jack hammer. Plenty of fun rock sections and logs to hop though!
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5/31/2011
Easy-to moderate hiking trails with a couple of steep climbing. Some great views - including vegetation. Would do this again.
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9/7/2009
Trail was marked well. Pretty rocky and loose packed at times. Beautiful being in the woods, but not the most senic trail. Stopped at a creek and put my toes in for a minute. Would do it again.
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8/14/2008
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Trail Information

Elverson
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Several Options
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
Moderate
Skill Level
Daily, sunrise–sunset
Season
Camping, Birding
Additional Use
Views
Features
USGS Elverson
Local Maps

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Oct 2018