Stroud Preserve

West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383

Stroud Preserve

Stroud Preserve Professional Guide

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"Stroud Preserve is nearly 600 acres and has 9 miles of trails throughout. It’s also home to the Stroud Water Research Center, which is a nationally respected research and educational center. Throughout the hike, you will enjoy walking through soybean and corn farms, as well as hay farms.

This hike takes you on the Yellow Loop, so stay straight. The trail is gravel, and you’ll immediately cross East Branch Brandywine Creek. This part of the hike is in full sun. Stay straight to continue following the Yellow Loop. You’ll see a post with colored arrows."

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"On this easy hike, which is mostly flat, you begin by crossing over the East Branch of Brandywine Creek. From there you hike past historic homes and barns as you make your way to a mowed path through a field of bright yellow coneflowers on a trail that leads to the pond. From there it’s on through a woodland to the rolling hills of a hayfield where you hike the tree line alongside the field to complete your circle back to the main intersection and on to the trail that returns you to the parking lot." Read more

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Trail Information

West Chester
Nearby City
3 miles
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
Daily, sunrise–sunset
Additional Use
610-353-5587 ext. 504
Local Contacts
USGS West Chester
Local Maps

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Dec 2018