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The Struble Trail, Downingtown

Categories: Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.9/5 based on 95 reviews on the web
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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  • We live in Downingtown and walk along the trail frequently. We take our dogs (on leashes) and have never had an issue with people or other dogs. Trail is roughly paved (good for walking/biking, but to...  read more »
  • This trail is great for walking, running, and biking. Very family oriented. Beautiful scenery from kids swimming in the creek to leaves changing colors in the fall. Great place to spend some time alon...  read more »
  • It's about 5 miles long both ways (2.5 one way) along the Brandywine River. It's scenic and serene. My friends and I meet at the trail and walk to solve the problems of the world. If you're looking fo...  read more »
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