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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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  • Fortunately we live within a short drive of the Struble Trail. If you love walking, running, biking in a beautiful place, this is for you. The trail meanders along the Brandywine Creek and provides gr...  more »
  • This used to be my favorite walk. It's well paved and scenic but you need to keep your dog on a leash and mine prefers to run wild so I reserve this walk when there is no dog involved otherwise I take...  more »
  • Plenty of parking-borders the East Brandywine creek-a pleasant walk thru the wooded trail- best time is spring or fall months to get the full beauty of the trail - mostly level-  more »