Paradise Valley Nature Area & Chapel Trail

 

Paradise Valley Nature Area (3)

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 approximately 40.6 acres and consists of a parking area for access to the nature areas and for fishing Valley Creek, a trout stream stocked by the PA Fish and Boat Commission and the West Chester Fish, Game, & Wildlife Association. Several portions of this trail network are located on easements through private property, please respect private property and stay on the trails. There are two parking areas that serve the Paradise Valley Nature Area: The Valley Creek Road parking area provides access to the Valley Creek for fishing and you may cross the creek and walk the meadow trail.  The Ravine Road parking area provides upland access via the Chapel Trail.

In 2016, the Township and Children’s County Week Association (CCWA) – Paradise Farm Camps repaired the pedestrian bridge that is located along the Chapel Trail.  In addition to being part of the Paradise Valley Nature Area trail network, the Chapel Trail is an outdoor classroom for all of CCWA’s 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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