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BATONA Hiking Club


  • 15 Jul 2018
  • 19518


10-12 miles. Directions to trailhead: Meet at trailhead 9:45 a.m., Rustic Park, 1314 Haycreek Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 (40.253962.-75.813698). Park at the shady end of the lot next to Rustic Park entrance. For Batona members: Mass transit: SEPTA 101 trolley from 69th Street to Springfield Mall stop and meet leader at 8:25 a.m. If driving, meet at 8:30 a.m. in front of Macy’s at Springfield Mall (44 miles to trailhead).

Hiking mostly in the shade, we will explore trails on both sides of Hay Creek in this beautiful, varied preserve, including both reservoirs and an old quarry that is now a climbing area. Two stream crossings over cable bridges or by wading. (We will cross each in both directions, for a total of four crossings.) Some wet, muddy areas. Bring lunch, plenty of water, and gloves and/or water shoes.

Joint hike with Allentown Hiking Club. Contact leaders directly or register on MeetUp. Participation limited to 10 people. Cost for Batona members: $1.00. Please share carpool expenses $0.10/mile roundtrip, plus tolls.  Leaders: Abbie Wysor (Batona), 610-742-5967, abbiewysor@gmail.com, and Paula Uhrin (Allentown), 484-951-4299, JCNJ168@ptd.net.

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