Great Family Hiking Spots in Chester County (& Beyond)

June 23, 2020

If your family has been enjoying the outdoors or looking for something new to do as a family, we've gathered some information on local hiking, walking, and biking spots for your family. 

Use the website links and included contact information to confirm whether facilities are open and accessible. Please practice social distance and CDC recommendations as you enjoy these local spots. Please note that while some locations have restrooms they may not be accessible due to COVID-19 restrictions. The restrictions are subject to change at any point. 

Binky Lee
Chester Springs, PA

  • hiking, dog-walking
  • Download the Natural Lands app for other great locations and information

Bryn Coed
Chester Springs, PA

  • multiple hiking trails, dog walking permitted
  • Download the Natural Lands app for other great locations and information

ChesLen Preserve
Coatesville, PA

  • hiking, kayaking/canoeing available

Chester Valley Trail
Multiple access points including in Exton and Malvern

  • paved trail - walking, jogging, strollers, in-line skating and dogs permitted, restrooms available at Exton Park and Battle of the Clouds Park (both are also great access points for families as there is a park area there) 

Struble Trail
Downingtown, PA

  • Paved trail with riding bicycles, running, hiking and walking

Parish Trail
Kennett Square, PA

  • gravel/stone trail for walking and biking

Pennsbury Township Park
Chadds Ford, PA

  • walking trails

Newlin Grist Mill
Glen Mills, PA

  • trails open, parking is limited, restrooms and fishing closed due to COVID-19 - check Newling Grist Mill website for updates

Okehocking Preserve
Newtown Square, PA

  • Parking located off Delchester Road and off Route 3

Wawa Preserve
Media, PA 

  • hiking, parking available on Valley Road. 
  • Download the Natural Lands app for other great locations and information

If your family's favorite hiking spot is not listed - send it to us! Email Jen ( with the details similar to the above and we'll get it added! If you try out one of these trails, snap a pic and tag us @mackidwchester or @kennettsquaremackid on Instagram and we'll share it! 

Additionally, if you find that information in this guide needs updating due to the continually changing times, please email us with any updates or relevant information. 

For other great hiking and walking spots nearby check out:

Trails to Try With Your Family Near Media, PA