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Welcome to useful information on bicycling and walking in Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, provided by the Friends of Haverford Trails. Our township boasts over 15 miles of walking and jogging trails open for your use, and they are documented here. You will also find information on bicycling alternatives within Haverford Township, including an analytic rating of our major roads for their suitability for cycling. We also include handy back routes, shortcuts and other little-known tips that make life better for bicyclists, including the designated on-road Bike Route across the northern edge of the township to Haverford Reserve.

Join Us You can show your support for improved bicycling and walking provisions in Haverford Township, and stay in touch with our news and notes, organized rides and walks, and more. Simply go to our sign-up page and sign up! The Friends of Haverford Trails operates as a task force of the Haverford Township Civic Council.

Haverford Heritage Trail

HHT Logo Explore, exercise and enjoy on this 14 mile loop tour around Haverford Township, which combines various neighborship streets and off-road trails. Walk or bike the Heritage Trail past more than 30 historical sites in the township. Click here

Overview of Walking Trails

Walking Trail There are walking trails in every corner of Haverford Township. For a summary map and overview click here.

Haverford Reserve Trails

Reserve Map Besides its playing fields, playground and Dog Park, the Community Park at Haverford Reserve contains more than 5 miles of trails, mostly wooded. They are available for walking, jogging, off-road bicycling, and even cross-country skiing in winter when conditions permit. Click here

Walk Darby Creek

Reserve Map Presented here are three sections of broad, level pathway along the sylvan side of Darby Creek, each about 1 mile long. They are available for walking, jogging, off-road biking, and cross-country skiing in winter when conditions permit. (In addition, see the Blue Route Trail in Haverford Reserve, which also goes along Darby Creek.) Click here

Karakung Trail and Car-Free Sundays

Karakung Trail The 0.7 mile Karakung Trail winds through the historic Powder Mill Valley, offering walkers, joggers and off-road bicyclists a more pleasant, traffic-free alternative to using the edge of Karakung Drive. Lower Karakung Drive itself is closed off to automobile traffic on Sundays from May through October. Click here

On-Road Bike Route

Reserve Map Haverford Township designated a Bike Route along three consecutive roads (Buck Lane, Meadows Lane and Williams Road) that lead 1.33 miles from Haverford Road westward to Haverford Reserve, connecting with the Parkview Drive sidepath. The Bike Route serves as a safer alternative to College Avenue. For more details click here.

Brad Horn's Bike Blog

Reserve Map Township resident Brad Horn upgraded his bike a few years ago and began mapping out more adventurous rides from his Brookline neighborhood. His blog entries demonstrate that you have to stop thinking like a driver to discover routes better suited to bicycling. Check out his routes to Manayunk, Conshohocken (Schuylkill River Trail), Center City, Devon/Paoli, Ridley Creek State Park, Media, Phoenixville and more. Click here (external link).

Collegial Cycling - Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges

Nature Walk Haverford College has information posted to encourage its students, faculty and staff to use bicycles. Click here (external link) for more info. Nearby sister college, Bryn Mawr, also has innovative cycling initiatives underway. Click here or here (external links) to learn more.