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The Struble Trail, Downingtown

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Struble Trail is a multi-use rail trail located in Chester County, Pennsylvania.It has currently open and of proposed trails. The majority of the trail is a paved surface. The trail is open to most human forms of transportation including, walking, running, biking, skateboarding, and roller skating. The Trail is closed to motor vehicles and horses. The trail is also closed between dusk and dawn.The Struble Trail was named for the late County Commissioner (1976-1980) and longtime Executive Director of the Brandywine Valley Association, teacher and conservationist Robert G. Struble.The trail head is located on Dorlan's Mill Road, just north of the Downingtown Borough on Pennsylvania Route 282.The Struble Trail is maintained by the Chester County Parks Department. In August 2008, 23acre of land was purchased from the Shryock Paper Mill after a highly publicized grass roots effort to preserve the property. Safe, continuous passage from the Struble Trail to the approximately 6mi of hiking trails within Marsh Creek State Park is now possible.Along the trail there are several historical sites, fishing, and picnicking.
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  • This is a very nice little trail in D'Town, scenic, along the Brandywine Creek, safe, fairly high useage. Good for walking, jogging, but not for biking as too crowded and too short. 
  • Fun and quiet place to get away from it for a little while. Lots of people and dogs, make sure you pup is on a leash. 
  • This trail is good for hiking and bicycles as well. Its a wonderful walk through Chester County along the Brandywine River.