Paradise Valley Nature Area & Chapel Trail

 

LOCATION

Valley Creek Road
1209 Valley Creek Road
Downingtown PA, 19335

Ravine Road / Chapel Trail
895 Ravine Road
Downingtown PA, 19335

 

DESCRIPTION

The Paradise Valley Nature Area is a 40-acre preserve that provides fishing access to the West Valley Creek, a trout stream stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission  and the West Chester Fish, Game & Wildlife Association . The natural surface trails on the property link to the Chapel Trail on Paradise Farm Camps land owned by the Paradise Farm Camps. Several segments of the trail system extend onto private property. Please stay on the trails and obey all posted park and trail rules. There are two parking areas that serve Paradise Valley Nature Area. The parking lot at 1209 Valley Creek Road provides access to West Valley Creek for fishing and visitors may cross the creek to walk the meadow trail. The parking area at 895 Ravine Road provides upland access to the preserve via the Chapel Trail. In addition to being part of the Paradise Valley Nature Area’s trail network, the Chapel Trail functions as an outdoor classroom for all of Paradise Farm Camps’ youth development programs.

DIRECTIONS

Valley Creek Road
1209 Valley Creek Road, Downingtown PA, 19335

From West Chester: Take Route 322 west towards Downingtown. Take a slight right on Valley Creek Road (Valley Creek Road is approximately 0.1 miles past North Creek Road). Continue about 1.9 miles on Valley Creek Road. The Paradise Valley Nature Area is on the right, approximately 0.6 miles past Harmony Hill Road (if you reach Ravine Road, you’ve gone about 0.4 miles too far).

From Downingtown: Take Route 322 east towards West Chester. Just outside Downingtown, make a left onto Boot Road (there is a Wawa at this intersection; Boot Road is just past Logan Avenue; if you go under the trestle bridge, you’ve gone a little too far). Continue 1.9 miles on Boot Road to the light at Valley Creek Road / Quarry Road. Make a right onto Valley Creek Road and continue about 1.1 miles. The Paradise Valley Nature Area will be on your left (the Park is approximately 0.4 miles past Ravine Road; if you reach Harmony Hill Road, you’ve gone about 0.6 miles too far).

Ravine Road / Chapel Trail
890 Ravine Road, Downingtown PA, 19335

From West Chester: Take Route 322 west towards Downingtown. Take a slight right on Valley Creek Road (Valley Creek Road is approximately 0.1 miles past North Creek Road). Continue about 2.3 miles on Valley Creek Road to the stop sign at Ravine Road (if you reach Boot Road, you’ve gone 0.6 miles too far). Turn right onto Ravine Road. Pull-off parking is available on Ravine Road just over the bridge. The trail head is located on your right, just past the fish nursery.

From Downingtown: Take Route 322 east towards West Chester. Just outside Downingtown, make a left onto Boot Road (there is a Wawa at this intersection; Boot Road is just past Logan Avenue; if you go under the trestle bridge, you’ve gone a little too far). Continue 1.9 miles on Boot Road to the light at Valley Creek Road / Quarry Road. Make a right onto Valley Creek Road and continue about 0.6 miles to the stop sign at Ravine Road. Turn left onto Ravine Road. Pull-off parking is available on Ravine Road just over the bridge. The trail head is located on your right, just past the fish nursery.

 

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