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Hiking at Evansburg State Park

6 miles of trails

Most portions of the trails are easy walking with some sections of moderate difficulty.

Evansburg State Park Trail Map (PDF)

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.

Farmhouse Loop Trail

0.5 mile  |  More difficult hiking  |  Loop trail  |  Red blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking
Trailhead amenities: modern restrooms, potable water, picnic tables

This mostly shaded trail loops around the Visitor Center and connects with the Skippack Loop trail. There are self-guided waysides along the route which explore the way early European colonists lived in the area.

Horse Trails

15 miles  |  More difficult hiking  |  Loop trail  |  Equestrian markers
Recreations permitted: hiking, equestrian
Trailhead amenities: modern restrooms, potable water, picnic tables

The equestrian trails weave through various terrain and both wooded and field habitats, providing shaded and sunny areas. These trails are accessible at a multitude of locations; some trailheads have amenities such as restrooms, others have dedicated horse trailer parking. Depending on the season, trail condition in some areas can be wet.

Mill Race Trail

1.2 mile  |  Easiest hiking  |  Loop trail  |  Blue blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, cross-country skiing recommended
Trailhead amenities: modern restrooms, potable water, picnic tables

This easy shaded trail loops through the woods and is perfect for cross-country skiing in the winter. Notice the pine and maple trees which rarely grow on western sides of creeks.

Mountain Bike Trails

5.0 miles  |  Most difficult hiking  |  Loop trail  |  No blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, mountain biking
Trailhead amenities: none

This series of loop trails cross through a wooded overlook area above the Skippack Creek.  Some sections are steep.

Overlook Trail

0.8 mile  |  More difficult hiking  |  Loop trail  |  No blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking
Trailhead amenities: picnic tables

This path is well-shaded and climbs a hill from the Meadows picnic area to provide a lovely vista of the Skippack Creek.

Skippack Creek Loop Trail

5.0 miles  |  More difficult hiking  |  Loop trail  |  Red/yellow blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking
Trailhead amenities: modern restrooms, potable water, picnic tables

This popular hiking trail can be started from multiple parking areas in the Day Use Area, as well as Green Hill Rd, Water Street Rd, and Kratz Rd. The main trailhead is in Day Use at Parking Lot A (Pines lot). This trail is mostly shaded, some areas can be steep and there are multiple bridges, and it provides access to the Skippack Creek near Day Use.