Green Lane Extension Trail

Green Lane Reservoir, Pennsylvania

Distance0.9mi
Elevation Gain222ft
Trailhead Elevation238ft
Top370ft
Elevation Min/Max230/370ft
Elevation Start/End238/238ft

Green Lane Extension Trail

Green Lane Extension Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is within Green Lane Reservoir. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 238 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 222 feet. This trail connects with the following: Perkiomen Trail and Red Trail.

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Susan Charkes
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"Hike through a diverse upper Montgomery County landscape of woods and meadows and deep ravines, around a forested lake reminiscent of New England." Read more
Best Bike Rides Philadelphia (Falcon Guides)
Tom Hammell and Mark Ploegstra
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"As you head out the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike toward the Lehigh Valley, you will notice the land becoming more rural and slightly hillier. There are a lot of quiet roads and trails out this way that you can enjoy as long as you don’t mind a few ups and downs. This ride will take you on a hilly ride in and around Green Lane Park. Green Lane Park is a nice place to spend a warm summer day. Whether you want to relax on the beach, do a little fishing, or enjoy the biking or hiking trails, this park has enough variety to keep you busy. During the colder months people use this park for ice skating, cross-country skiing, sledding, and ice fishing. Green Lane Park is at one end of the Perkiomen Trail, which is described in Ride 25. For this ride we are going to explore some of the roads around the park and climb a few hills to get a view of the rural landscape." Read more
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition (Menasha Ridge Press)
Lori Litchman
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"Green Lane Park in northwestern Montgomery County has oodles of things to do, from fishing and boating to picnicking, and it has trails for equestrians, mountain bikers, and hikers. The park has three lakes within its boundaries, including the 814-acre Green Lane Reservoir, which was created from the damming of the Perkiomen Creek. The county partnered with the water company decades ago to create the reservoir to ensure a reliable water supply for the area. The path is hard-packed gravel and starts off in full sun. The beginning of the hike has meadows on either side of the trail. There’s a fair amount of poison ivy along the narrow path, so be mindful of that while you’re walking" Read more

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Trail Information

Green Lane Reservoir
Nearby City
Green Lane Reservoir
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Boating, Fishing, Birding
Additional Use
Green Lane Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Perkiomenvillle, Sassamansville, East Greenville, Milford Square
Local Maps

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Dec 2018