HORSESHOE TRAIL

Hikers coming by public transportation (the 101 trolley) and those wishing to carpool to the trailhead should arrive at State and PROVIDENCE Roads in Media at 7:30 a.m. (trolley arrives at 7:28). We will leave promptly, so if you're running late please call. Hikers wishing to meet at the trailhead should call hike leader no later than 10 p.m. Saturday for directions and time to meet there.

12-14 miles. This is a beautiful, varied part of our countryside, with historic areas, fields, wooded areas, and waterways. We will hike from SCOTTS RUN LAKE through French Creek, through Crow's Nest Preserve, and through Hopewell Furnace. Much of the hike will be on the Horseshoe Trail, although we will use other trails as needed to make a large loop back to our starting point.

Bring lunch, water, and boots. Some rocky areas and muddy, wet areas. Cost $1.00. Leader: Abbie Wysor,[masked], [masked]. Day of hike:[masked] (cell).

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  • Abbie

    None of the trails we will be on are difficult trails. There are some hills to climb, but none of them are extremely steep. You may want to consider doing just the 6- or the 9-mile version. Contact me if you want to do this, so we can arrange to set your car at your endpoint.

    April 11, 2014

  • Carmen Ortiz G.

    Hi Abbie,
    How challenging is this hike? Is it doable for a fairly new hiker?

    April 11, 2014

  • Abbie

    Ooops! Media is having its spring Super Sunday event this Sunday, so the trolley won't go all the way to the end of the line at Orange Street. I'll be at the Providence Road (Bowling Green) stop at 7:15 (and will wait until 7:40ish) to meet anyone coming by trolley or wanting to carpool to the trailhead.

    April 10, 2014

  • Abbie

    I walked the trails on Saturday, and everything looks good, although a bit muddy! I have decided, however, that it will be better to start from the parking lot at Scotts Run Lake in French Creek. Hopewell Furnace closes at 5 p.m., so we would be pushing our time to return there and still be able to explore that site at the end of the day. This way we can have lunch at Hopewell Furnace, explore if we wish to, and then continue the hike without having to rush.

    Also, if there are people who want to do a shorter hike or who haven't hiked this far before, contact me. We can arrange to set your car at one of two possible bail-out sites.

    April 8, 2014

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