General Club Facts:

Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Membership in the BCHC is $5.00 per person per year in order to receive the quarterly newsletter. Further information on membership can be obtained when attending a scheduled hike. Other subgroups within the BCHC are the "Thursday Wanderers." Most hikes are followed by a dinner stop. We call ourselves "The Eating Club with a Hiking Disorder"! ****Hiking and Trail Guidelines: ** Be courteous & stay behind the leader unless directed otherwise.** Offer $.10/mile to driver when carpooling. * *In the event of inclement weather, the hike may be canceled.** Please leave your pets at home.**If unable to keep a club commitment, please find a replacement. * Wear blaze orange during hunting season (Sept 1 to last day of Feb). * Appropriate footwear and attire should match the type of hike.** If you leave the hike early, notify the hike leader or ask someone to do that for you.** Bring water and food as the hike description and weather demand.* * Hiking involves risk. Come out prepared and know your capabilities. Each hiker is responsible for their own safety and well-being.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Saturday March 30, 219 - Wyomissing Park Hike

4 to 5 easy to moderate miles

Join our leader to look for signs of spring as we meander along the Wyomissing Creek and walk through the woods near the Highlands in Wyomissing.

Meeting place: 9:30 am, park in the lot along the 1600-1700 block of Parkside Drive South, across from the YR Club, Wyomissing.

for more information and further directions, please contact:  610-670-2412

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Saturday March 23, 2019 - Furnace Creek Hike

3 to 4 moderate miles

Look for signs of early spring flowers at the Furnace Creek area near Robesonia. This is a wooded area near the Robesonia Furnace Historic district. This will be a shuttle hike. Lunch later at Ozgoods.

Meeting place: 10:00 am, Conrad Weiser Middle School, 347 Penn Avenue, Robesonia 

For more information or further directions, please contact: 610-589-5575; Cell – 610-507-5600

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Saturday March 16, 2019 - Pine Swamp hike

4 to 5 moderate miles

Discover the Pine Swamp Natural Area located in French Creek State Park. The hike will be on back roads, the Horseshoe Trail and other park trails. We will circle back to our cars. Lunch after is an option.

Meeting place: 10:00 am

Directions: 422 East to 345 to Birdsboro. Continue on 345 to French Creek S.P. entrance. Bear right on Park Rd to parking lot across from the Park office 


For more information or further directions, please contact: 484-252-9493

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Saturday March 9, 2019 - Middle Creek Hike

6-7 moderate to difficult miles

We will be lead a 6-7 mile hike in the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. The tour road will be followed, so the first few miles will be in the sun. The second half of the hike will be on shaded unpaved road.

Meeting place: 10:00 am, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitors Center 

Directions: From 272 South, take 897 North for 14 miles to Kleinfeltersville, then first left after stop sign onto Hopeland Rd, then 2 miles to Visitors Center 

GPS: 100 Museum Road, Stevens

For more information or further directions, please contact: 717-949-2056

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Saturday March 2, 2019 - Schuylkill River Trail Hike

6.5 moderate miles

This shuttle hike begins on the Horseshoe Trail as it leaves French Creek State Park. We will enter the Birdsboro Watershed and hike to Kulptown. Then the connector trail with a great view of Amity Township takes us to the Schuylkill River Trail and the hike’s end.

Meeting place: 9:45 am, Schuylkill River Trailhead on Rt. 724 in Monocacy, behind the Fork and Ale where the Schuylkill River Trail crosses Rt. 724

Directions: Eastbound on Rt. 724, just east of Center Rd, take the first left 


GPS: approximately 1273 East Main Street, Birdsboro

PLEASE NOTE: Snow, ice or rain cancels the hike 

For more information or further directions, please contact: 610-323-1703

Monday, January 21, 2019

Saturday February 23, 2019 - Warwick Furnace Hike

4-5 moderate miles

This will be a road hike in a very charming valley in Chester County, near Warwick Park. See the newly uncovered stonework of the 17th century furnace. Some hills, but very little traffic on these roads.


Meeting place: 9:30 am, Warwick Park to carpool as parking on site is very limited 

Directions: Take I-176 South to Morgantown, proceed East on Route 23 approximately 9 miles to Warwick village. Turn right on County Park Road (between houses in the village). Proceed 1/4 mile to park entrance on the left. Go to office, turn left into lower parking lot.

GPS: 191 County Park Road, Pottstown 

For more information or further directions, please contact: 484-948-5084

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday February 16, 2019 - Middle Creek Hike

5-6 moderate to difficult miles

We will be lead on this 5 to 6 mile hike in the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. Weather permitting, we will start by hiking up a steep fire road to Elders Run Trail. Elders Run Trail will be followed to the Middle Creek Trail, then back to the parking area. There will be a long steep hill and stones to contend with. If there is much snow on the ground, we will find an alternate route. Bring water and snacks. This is a nice wooded trail hike. There are several places in the area to stop for lunch after the hike.


Meeting place: 10:00 am, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitors Center 

Directions: From 272 South, take 897 North for 14 miles to Kleinfeltersville, then first left after stop sign onto Hopeland Rd, then 2 miles to Visitors Center 

GPS: 100 Museum Road, Stevens

For more information or further directions, please contact: 717-949-2056