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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  • September 28, 2017
    Struble Trail in Downingtown is a classic. Paved in its entirety, it's easy to ride a bicycle on, push a stroller, walk or yog. It's definitely not smooth enough to rollerblade, however. Shady in spot...  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    All Bikers, Joggers, walkers, and even hikers appreciate a trail that's scenic, yet flat without any tough hills and twisty curves. This former railroad bed has plenty of history along it's sides as y...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    I used to love walking my dogs here but it has gotten very crowded. I guess others are attracted to the possibility of enjoying the Brandywine and the outdoors on an easy trail.Some bikers have no ide...  more »

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