East Bradford (Harmony Hill) Recreation Area

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.25 out of 5
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Intermediate
10
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,000 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
457
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Multiple one and two mile loops plus additional trails across 322 and up Sawmill road to create a very challenging 10 mile ride. Trail heads are at the far end of the parking lot. All trails lead from the top of Harmony Hill down to the Brandywine Creek creek bottom, about 250 feet of drop. Follow trails until they start to climb back up; they will loop back to the top of Harmony Hill. Look for the cross trails for some variety and mileage.

Roots, some rocks (but no real rock gardens), twisties, and a few log hops. Occasional mud. Two small, but slick, stream crossings on the lower side trails. Most of the technical is beginner to intermediate, but many beginners have trouble with the vertical. Single-speed is possible, but not easy.

If you follow the creek bottom trail past where it switches back up the hill, you\'ll emerge at Harmony Hill Road. Cross Harmony Hill Road and you can catch a pedestrian path that connects with West Valley Nature area. Very little technical here, but some nasty climbing. Other adjacent properties to be added in the near future.

Like most trails in this area, it\'s a nice ride but would be much better if it was longer.
added by LVolzGramcounter July 30, 2008
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (8)
 

Gramcounter

October 20, 2014
mhowey Gramcounter  
 
Review: Some fun trails here. There is one big outer loop with several cutoffs that you can take to make smaller loops. There is a nice climb on the southern end that goes up through a gully/ravine. Nice challenge to ride up!

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Poseur

October 11, 2014
johnravert Poseur  
 
Review: Very steep, lots of roots, tons of options.

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Granny Gear

January 5, 2013
 
Review: This is very good trail. It was a little muddy and icy on the mtb trails today, however overall I enjoyed the outing. I understand the mud is attributed to the melting ice. i look forward to the spring and summer months.

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Granny Gear

December 17, 2011
edmtb Granny Gear  
 
Review: First time here. Took a while to find the entrance. It is at 1200 Skelp Level Rd. The gate is very easy to miss. Very technical place. The combo of hills n rocks are a good challenge. The downhills are totally awesome. It is shame the trails are so short in length. When you connect the trails you can increase the mileage.

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Poseur

April 13, 2011
ziggy54t Poseur  
 
Review: Great location. Pretty much right between West Chester and Downingtown so only a few minutes drive from each which allows for a quick ride. Rated only 3 stars due to sections of the trail getting pretty beat up due to poor drainage from compacted soils, mainly during early spring due to frequent precipitation. Other then that its a good ride, fairly technical, fun downhills followed by immediately heading back uphill. Loop made up of red,yellow,green, blue and black trails. Trails can be accessed from Skelp Level Road where turnoff is marked by a post and a gate is always open, or can park down with the walkers and people out for a stroll on the paved area (which connects to the bottom trailheads) off rt. 322.

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Trailblazer


August 29, 2010
marmoset Trailblazer  
 
Review: Five interconnected loops all around a mile long. Take the "big outside loop" combo for a nice, challenging 5 mile ride with about 1000' of vertical climbing in all, with some 13% grades. Map at the trailhead, although some of the "connectors" are not well marked or maintained. Mostly tree covered, so it's still a nice ride on hotter days.

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Granny Gear

July 6, 2009
 
Review: Not sure how many total miles, but there is a decent amount of really good riding here. There's a yellow, red, and a green trail, as well as trails that are unmarked. Currently there is construction on a main chunk of the trail that runs parallel to the East branch of the Brandywine (also parallel to US 322).

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Gramcounter

November 16, 2008
LVolz Gramcounter  
 
Review: Another mile of singletrack has been added, including a section that runs through the middle of the ruins of a colonial farmhouse. Just rode with a local who showed me a connector trail to another three miles of rail maintenence roads and unnamed singletrack, with more under development. There is now more than 10 miles of mountain bike trails accesible from Harmony Hill - five on the Harmony Hill property itself, and at least five more on adjacent properties.

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East Bradford (Harmony Hill) Recreation Area MTB Trail 4.25 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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