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Hiking at Benjamin Rush State Park

Benjamin Rush State Park Trail Map (PDF)

Pets are permitted in Benjamin Rush State Park. All pets must be controlled and attended at all times and on a leash or otherwise safely restrained. Be considerate when walking your dog and clean up after your pet. 

Pets are prohibited in the community gardens and radio-controlled airplane field.

Benjamin Rush Trail System

3.09 miles in trail network  |  Easiest hiking  |  Loop trails  |  No blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, biking
Trailhead amenities: benches

All of the trails at Benjamin Rush State Park are connected; design your hike to be as long or short as you like. The gravel, multi-use trails wind through forested areas, meadows, and alongside a Community Garden. The park’s trails connect to the Fairmount Park System and local neighborhoods.

Trail Definitions

Difficulty Ratings

Easiest -- For beginner trail users. Grade is gentle with few obstacles.
More Difficult -- For the majority of trail users. Grade is steeper and trails narrower with embedded rocks or roots on the trail surface.
Most Difficult -- For trail users with advanced skills. Grade is steep and provides a definite physical challenge. Routes may not be well marked. Elevation gain or loss is severe.

Trail Route Type

Loop -- Start and end at the same location and follow a single trail to form a loop.
Out-and-back -- Start and end at a trailhead and follow a single trail to an endpoint or specific point of interest, then return along the same route.
Point-to-point -- Trails are generally longer in distance and parks may often contain only a portion of the trail within their boundary. Hiker starts and ends in different locations, often requiring a shuttle.
Connector -- Begin and end in connection with another trail or trails but do not terminate at a trailhead.