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Not a long trail, but completely paved and a beautiful way to see all the high points of the park. There is a spur that goes down to Washington's Headquarters and museum, which is really great.
Well shaded, easy terrain. Our family loves hiking halfway down the trail to a little “beach” along the creek where the kids and dog can jump in and swim.
This has parts that are next to roads like sidewalks, but most of it is entirely off road. Though most of it is wide and paved, there is a section that is slightly narrower and has a backed pulverized tiny stone which makes a reasonably good surface for my road tires on my hybrid bike. It will get your bike frame dirty from what gets slung by your front tire. The grade is just a little steeper than most rail trails, but it doesn't last that long. It goes though a large complicated intersection. The traffic light walk don't walk system works well.
This trail was paved, wide, unfortunately only 1.76 miles long, and entirely off road. It, however, connects to Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail which goes a little less than 2 miles. There is an active railroad paralleling the trail (we saw two trains go by while riding our bikes). There were parks, playgrounds, ball fields, a skate board rink, and adult exercise equipment along the path. The hills on the trail were both gentle and fun.
This trail feels like European palace gardens and woodland . . . it has that "estate" feel to it. The drawbacks are the noise from cars and the very scary short segment on egypt road (they should put some form of barrier there, someone is going to die one day).
While the animal life in general is abundant if you come in June just after dark there are tons and tons of a rare species of synchronous firefly in the fields.
Not bad for an urban trail, to one side is buildings, to the other side is the river. The trail and the park it travels through are well maintained. Worth a visit if you are riding the Schuylkill River Trail through Spring City.
Beside there being no place to park, except along the narrow road, there is no clear entrance from the road onto the trail. Add to that the trail is becoming overgrown by lawns, due in large part to its short length (the 0.4 mile length is generous) and poor access. Not recommended.
We rode this trail on a sunny morning in late June, one of 8 trails we rode that day. Unless you are also trying to ride 150 trails in one year, I don't recommend this trail. Go to the nearby Limerick Community Park and enjoy that trail instead.
I parked at the York Heritage Rail Trail NE Extension Rt30 Parking Lot to go biking. From there you can walk or bike north and go on a very pretty, well maintained loop for about 5 miles (bathrooms at the park at the end.). If that’s enough for you, it’s a great Trailhead. I rode that north section, then came back and went south from my start point. The first part is a very open section that runs along the creek and has cool views of the city skyline. This then takes you into York city and you must go through some sketchy neighborhoods for a mile or two. After that, you are back in the trail; it runs along the actual rail and it’s wooded and quiet. I saw a deer lazily wandering across the track. If it wasn’t for the couple of miles that made me nervous, I’d give this 5 stars. I will go again but park south of York.
My daughter took me for a bike ride and dinner for my birthday. I had no idea where we were going but it ended up being the Jack Markell Trail and I was blown away that I didn't know anything about this wonderful experience before this. It is amazing. So beautifully built and maintained. It went under and around areas I would never have biked thru. My partner and I are avid bird watcher/photographers and I can't wait for him to get his bike fixed so that we can take a leisurely meander thru with our cameras to see all the varieties of birds. The trail even goes thru the Peterson nature center!! Easy biking or walking. Also saw scooters and skateboards. Highly recommend!!
I enjoy cycling this trail as it is relatively flat and short. I can usually complete the trail in less than an hour. However, parking is not good at all. There is only one place to park on the trail and does not have many access points. I parked a few times at Linvilla but riding down to the trailhead on Knowlton Rd is tight. Cars whip around the corner and there isn't a lot of space on the side of the road to ride.
Great ride as long as you know the beginning and end points. I’m from Wilmington and had a bit of trouble figuring out where the trail ended at Battery Park! At the beginning the signs are not the easiest to find! However, the trail itself is in great condition and the scenery is very nice. I’ve run into several animals including deer 3x now. Great for nature lovers.
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