DESCRIPTION: (includes instructions, what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions)
Meet for hike start at 10:00 a.m. at Trail parking lot, Mt. Alverno Road. Half of the 4-mile route is paved and the remainder is an unimproved dirt trail over uneven terrain, but has no stream crossings. We will have a rest stop at Linvilla Orchard. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Note that the directions below the map are incorrect, and would take you to the west end of the trail. Please follow one of the 3 options below to reach the correct “Meet-up” location.
From Newark and Wilmington: I-95 to PA exit 2, Rt. 452 North through Aston. At 3.27 miles, on the right you should see Mt. Alverno Rd. Turn half-right, cross bridge and in 0.3 mile look for parking lots on both sides of the road before you get to the Trail crossing. If you reach Snyder’s Hardware Store you have gone too far, so pull in and U-turn back to the first road on the left, Mt. Alverno, and proceed as above.
From North Wilmington: Head out Foulk Rd. (261) into PA about 6.5 mi. from Concord Pike. At road’s end turn slight right onto Concord Rd. In 1.23 miles, turn left on 452 and proceed 0.79 mi. to Mt. Alverno Rd. Turn right and continue as above. From PA Rts. 202 and 1 (Baltimore Pike), Concordville: Head north on Rt. 1 towards Media. At 6.29 miles turn right onto 452. Proceed 2.44 miles to Mt. Alverno Rd. just past the Hardware Store. Turn left and continue as above.
WHERE: Chester Creek Rail Trailhead
NEAREST ADDRESS: 645 Mt Alverno Rd Media, PA
Chester Creek Rail Trailhead 645 Mt Alverno Rd Media, PA
From the intersection of I-95 & US-202. Proceed north on I-95 for 7.7 mi. Exist at Chichester Ave for 2.9 mi. Take the left fork onto Chelsea Rd for 0.7 mi. Road name changes to Valleybrook / Bodley Rd for 1.2 mi. Turn left onto Llewelyn Rd for 0.1 mi. Turn right onto Lenni Rd for 1.0 mi. The lot will be on the left, just before the trail.
The Chester Creek Trail is a rail-trail in central Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail will follow Chester Creek along the Civil War-era Chester Creek Branch line of the Pennsylvania Railroad. This section of trail is paved and wheelchair-accessible. Bicycles and dogs are also permitted.