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“This loop trail connects all major attractions of French Creek, making it an excellent route to see the park.”
— Yannis Gross
Start your trip at Hopewell Lake Boat Launch parking lot, Group Tenting Areas 13-18, campground contact station, or Hopewell Furnace Visitor Center (using connector trails). Several portions are steep and rocky, so wear sturdy shoes.
The forests, lakes, wetlands, fields and trails are a destination for the people of southeast Pennsylvania to hike, fish, camp, and bike.
History & Background
Once an industrial complex for the fledgling United States of America, today French Creek State Park is an oasis for people and wildlife. Straddling the Schuylkill Highlands, the 7,730-acre park is the largest block of contiguous forest between Washington D.C. and New York City.