Today's adventure was the Skippack Trail / Evansburg State Park
/ Palmer Park
The Skippack Trail traverses a township of the same name in eastern
Pennsylvania, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Its western
end connects to the Perkiomen Trail, a 19-mile north-south route
from Green Lane to Oaks. From there, the pathway follows the Perkiomen
Creek for its first half mile before heading east past a residential
area. Here, you'll head up a large hill, under a set of power
At about mile 2 from the Perkiomen Trail, the Skippack Trail
splits; one branch goes north to the picturesque Village of Skippack.
The trail's eastern end offers wide open landscapes and ends near
Evansburg State Park, a scenic recreational area bisected by Skippack
Evansburg State Park is in southcentral Montgomery County between
Norristown and Collegeville. Evansburg offers a significant area
of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area. Its
main natural feature, the Skippack Creek, has dissected the land
into ridges and valleys that create feelings of enclosures and
provide scenic views.
The narrow valley was first settled and farmed by Mennonites
who also powered their industries with the water of the Skippack.
Even now, mill remnants, mill buildings and houses from the eighteenth
and nineteenth century dot the park landscape and serve as reminders
of early American life.
Today, the park is a quiltwork of cropland, meadows, old fields
and mature woodlands that attracts day use visitors from the Montgomery
County and Philadelphia areas. People come to the open play fields,
picnic areas, trails, golf course and the relatively tranquil,
55-acre park between Heckler and Creamery Roads. 2mile walking
trail, tennis and basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields,
tot lot, bocce court, pavilion and the Brown Family Memorial Garden.
The Ride: Skippack Trail (3) is pretty straight forward.
You first need to go about half a mile on the Perkiomen Trail
to reach the starting point. You then run parallel to the Perkiomen
Trail for about half a mile before the Skippack goes off into
its own direction. At this point for are faced with two very steep
hills to climb. There is a steady incline the entire trail so
going out there is nothing but resistance, but coming in, its
not so difficult. The trail takes you through farm land and horse
When I reached the end of the trail, I continued onto Evansburg
State Park. Had to dodge a for people horse back riding so I got
off the trail and returned to the main roads. Eventually worked
my way through the park and came out to Skippack Golf Course.
At which point I headed back.
On the return trip, I detoured slightly around the one mile mark
and explored Palmer Park (2). Home of the Lower Perkiomen Little
League, a 55 acre multi sports complex. Many trails in here with
unlimited mileage capabilities. I did a perimeter loop around
and then returned to the Skippack Trail for the remaining two
This entire biking journey was 14.1 miles.
Instagram Post: (1) Two different #Biking adventures today.
1st all through Skippack Township, PA 14.1 miles. The other back
on the #PerkiomenTrail 8.0 miles. 22.1 miles today. A good day.
Here's the tease, blog updated sometime tomorrow #FitDontQuit