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A Hard 3.4 mile shared use path 30 minutes away

Uwchlan Trail

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Margot enjoying a walk on the Uwchlan trail with her aide from school  (August, 2021

Universal Access (UA): The overall path does not meet standards for Shared Use Paths with respect to running grade with an Overall Grade Rating of Hard. As a shared use path, it otherwise meets all standards for surface, obstacles, cross-slope, and passing spaces.

Effort: This 3.4 mile out and back shared use path (6.9 miles round trip) has a Flat Equivalent Length of 7.7 miles total and merits a Cumulative Grade Rating of Hard. Most uphill grades are in the first half, heading up from the Brandywine. Depending on the direction, the longest continuous grades are as follows: a 120-260' section with at least easy grades, a 60-110' section with at least easy to moderate  grades, a 50-110' section with at least moderate grades, and a 10-60' section with at least difficult grades. 

Stress: As a shared use path, this is generally rated as very low stress for most users, except that less experienced wheelchair users may find the 60' section with difficult downhill grades to be stressful. There are numerous sections that are only 8' wide, making it more stressful for cyclists to pass other users. There are also a number of non-signalized road crossings, although traffic is likely to be light.

Other features: This is a quiet trail, with the southern half running close to the Shamona Creek. It is generally shaded along much of its length.  There are plenty of benches along the way

Connections: Users can continue along the Struble Trail, adding up to 6.2 miles to their round trip.

Getting there: Click here (or on the map) for directions to the southern trailhead.

Trail maps: Click here to open the map in a new window.

 

To see the grade in each direction for each 10' section on the map to the left, click on Filter and select the direction (remember to toggle the filter on).

  • Click on Legend to see the symbols indicating different grades. 

  • Click Home to re-center the map on the trail. 

  • Click Your Location to track your progress while you hike.

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