About Struble Trail:
Struble Trail, with 2.6 miles currently open, follows the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek as it flows towards Downingtown. Sitting on the original rail bed of the Waynesburg Rail Line, the trail is generally flat, and although some undulations occur, the terrain is considered low in user difficulty.
Struble Trail connects to various neighborhoods’ trail systems, and is often utilized to commute between home and work. Connections are found to Downingtown-Kardon, Dowlin-Forge and Shamona Creek Parks, and the Uwchlan Woods and Williamsburg Developments. This last connection is a severe climb, but fortunately only for a short distance.
The trail has a ‘hike-bike-jog’ appeal, with a winter element of cross-country skiing when conditions allow. Its surface is great for riding bicycles, running, hiking and walking. Picnic areas and rest stops are found at various locations, allowing visitors to stop and chat.
On the 5.2 mile round-trip from the zero mile mark at Norwood Road, visitors can enjoy shade, running waters, wildflowers and fishing opportunities. The 0.9 mile portion of the Brandywine Creek between the bridges at Dorlan Mill and Dowlin Forge Roads features a Delayed Harvest fishing area administered by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). This is a special regulation, artificial lure-only trout fishing area, stocked annually with brook and brown trout. PFBC regulations apply and a valid PA fishing license is required. This area, easily accessible from Struble Trail, has an open season that is extended beyond the regular trout season.