White Clay Creek State Park: Chestnut Hill Trail
Chestnut Hill Trail
Length: 3.5 mile loop
Elevation Gain: total ascent of 229.66 ft and has a maximum elevation of 259.19 ft.
Trail Head: Judge Morris Estate parking lot on Polly Drummond Road
Comments: A popular and well-maintained trail in the Judge Morris Estate, is frequented by bicyclists, joggers, hikers and dogs. The trail meanders through forest, over small streams, and past Pike Creek. Nearby roads, including Kirkwood Highway and Polly Drummond Road, create a good bit of noise on most parts of the trail.
Trail map, from mapmyhike.com
Elevation, from mapmyhike.com
The trail head is at the Judge Morris Estate parking lot on Polly Drummond Road.
This area of the park is used for archery deer hunting, and hunters share this use with hikers and bicycles.
The trail is well-marked throughout.
Trails are well-maintained and loop through the forest.
Several bridges cross small streams.
A bench provides a place to rest.
The trail goes right alongside Pike Creek, which is quite lovely.
Parts of teh trail are quite steep and hug the hillside.
The trail passes through some farm fields before you return to the parking lot.
Saturday, November 17, 2012