East Bradford (Harmony Hill) Recreation Area

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.17 out of 5
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Intermediate
10.0
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.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Gnarly

December 31, 2018
 
Review: This place offers a little of everything. East of 322 has flowy Middle Run-like trails that drop down toward the creek and climb back up to the Skelp level rd lot. West of 322 has more technical trails like Sawmill and a free ride area in the railroad bed with small jumps, a corkscrew, and some ridge-like trails with good exposure.




Bunny Hop

January 28, 2018
EvanMTB Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I've been here quite a few times, and at the time I'm writing this review it is very muddy. It's a good spot for mountain biking, road biking, walking, running and so on. It has paved trails and singletrack. There are some beginner trails, but the mountain bike trails are best for intermediate riders and up. It's normally muddy in only a few small places, but recently it's been unusually muddy and for now not a good place to ride. But there are some good trails and I would recommend this place. Most of the trail is not too technical however there are uphills that can be tough for some people. I hope this review helped and thanks for reading.




Trailblazer

August 6, 2016
 
Review: Lots of flowy trail with some good and challenging but short climbs. Probably pretty slick when even just a little wet from dew.




Gramcounter

July 10, 2016
Swindlersb Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trails near my home. Short loops but you can easily combine them to make a decent couple of hours long ride. I start up on Skelp Level Road. Most trails there are down the hill then back up. Lots of roots. Wish I had suspension or fat tires at times.
Look out for grouchy hikers and be polite to them lest they try to ban us from riding here.




Trailblazer

June 20, 2016
Lenny R Trailblazer  
 
Review: This trail is pretty awesome!,sure it is a little short, and if u wanna get some miles in your gonna have to do some trails twice. Very well groomed and maintained. It ialso flows very nice, the climbs here are short and separated, you haul down the mountain, hit a few jumps and in 15 min ur back at the top!, also love that u can turn around, hit the trail the other direction and have just as much fun




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!




Bunny Hop

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




Granny Gear

January 6, 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.




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.




Granny Gear

April 13, 2011
ziggy54t Granny Gear  
 
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.



East Bradford (Harmony Hill) Recreation Area MTB Trail 4.17 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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