Trail Users

trail-users

Each year thousands of hikers, mountain bikers, skiers and dog walkers make use of the 205 acres at Asbury Woods. This system of multiple types of recreational activities occurring on the same trails depends upon respect and courtesy for other users and for the fragile ecosystems that make Asbury Woods a valuable regional resource. 

Thanks to our generous donors, the trail system is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk.

Trash cans and recycle containers are available at trail heads throughout the property. 

Please be aware that camping and campfires are not permitted anywhere on the property.

Hiking

Hiking is a great way to discover many of the special features of Asbury Woods, to observe rare and native plants and to spot wildlife.

The Trail Guide is a useful resource for learning the trails, trail head locations and trail lengths. We ask that hikers make use of the existing trails, rather than forging new ones. This is both for your safety and to limit the impact hiking has on the ecosystems that the trails traverse.

Running

For running enthusiasts, Asbury Woods offers diversity of trails. 

Public parking, drinking fountains, and restrooms are available before, during and after our regular business hours. Facilities are located both at Brown’s Farm Barn and at the Nature Center. Trail surfaces may consist of dirt, bark, gravel or boardwalk. 

Dog Walkers

We encourage people to enjoy the natural beauty of Asbury Woods. We want our patrons and their pets to be safe on the trails. When your dog is on a leash, it protects them from wandering off the trails. It also ensures safety when patrons may meet along the path. Keeping pets on leashes is both required by Asbury Woods  and it is law in Millcreek Township.

Dogs on leashes are permitted on the Greenway Trail and at Brown’s Farm Barn. Pets are also permitted on the Guided and Touvell Trails near the Nature Center. A dog waste station is located at Brown’s Farm Barn. Dogs must be leashed and waste disposed of in appropriate trash receptacles. 

We respectfully ask that pets are not permitted during events and festivals. If you have further questions please contact Asbury Woods at (814) 835-5356 or email info@asburywoods.org.

Bikers

Asbury Woods offers a varied and interesting landscape for off-road biking. 

Biking is permitted on the west side of Asbury Road only. Non-motorized bikes are not permitted on the trails around the Nature Center (east side of Asbury Road). Trail surfaces may consist of dirt, bark, gravel or boardwalk. 

Because all our trails are multiple-use, bikers are expected to use caution, watch for other users, and give way to hikers, runners and dog walkers, whenever it is possible to do so safely.

We ask that bikers make use of the existing trails, rather than forging new ones. This is both for your safety and to limit the impact biking has on the ecosystems that the trails traverse.