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Purple Loop

Easy

Trail

0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 8' 3 m
Descent: -9' -3 m
High: 198' 60 m
Low: 193' 59 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 1% (1°)

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Trail shared by Mae Axelrod

A short and easy 0.8 mile trail that runs along the creek and back to the parking lot.

Mae Axelrod

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Closed from dusk till dawn.

Runner Notes

A short part of the trail runs close to Creek Road, so use caution and keep alert for cars.

Description

The Purple Loop is a short and easy loop from the parking lot, to the woods, along the Brandywine Creek and then back to the parking lot. This is an excellent short trail for taking dogs out on, or going for a short jaunt through nature. There are some good views of the creek and farmland.

Flora & Fauna

The woodlands along the trail are dominated by red oak, tuliptree, beech, and maple trees.

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Contacts

Local Club: Natural Lands Trust

Land Manager: NLT - Stroud Preserve

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#63

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East Branch Brandywine Creek in the winter.
Jan 4, 2016 near West Ch…, PA
Looking over the water from the stone bridge over the East Branch Brandywine Creek.
Dec 30, 2015 near West Ch…, PA
Looking out over the stone bridge on the Green Loop at Stroud Preserve.
Dec 30, 2015 near West Ch…, PA

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