Found in the Delaware County woodlands, Ridley Creek State Park is 2,606 acres of rolling meadows, beautiful fishing creeks, and recently built campgrounds. Cyclists are sure to enjoy the five miles of dedicated trails here. These are all fully paved and are explicitly designated for bikers throughout the warmer months which means riders can jet around corners without fear of foot traffic.
Bicycle and helmet rentals are both offered by Ridley Creek State Park for an additional fee and are available first-come, first-serve. Due to there being trails designed for this sport, cyclists are forbidden from riding on any of the unpaved hiking trails. While it should go without saying, canines are banned from the cycling trails. If you're more of a backpacker, Ridley Creek State Park offers 13 total miles of trails that travel through a variety of habitats.
These trails are entirely unpaved, so make sure to wear sturdy hiking boots that can handle uneven terrain. Park officials regularly post weather updates on the trailheads and in the park's central offices due to the all-too-common mudslides that occur on these rocky hillside paths. Make sure to stop by the park offices before starting any hike to ensure you've got the most current details.
Dogs are always welcome on this trail network, provided guests keep them on a leash and clean up any refuse they may deposit on the ground. During the proper seasons, bow hunting deer species is available on roughly 1,200 acres of Ridley Creek State Park. Deer are the only species that are legal to hunt here, so make sure to stay clear of the woodchucks and squirrels that also inhabit the region.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission requires hunters to have valid tags and licenses before trying to find that evening's dinner, so make sure to stop by any local sporting goods stores to check if you're up to date. Canines are quite welcome in Ridley Creek State Park during hunting season, as long as guests use the best judgment and keep their dogs close by.