General Club Facts:

Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Membership in the BCHC is $10.00 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.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Saturday August 29, 2020 - Lancaster County Preserve

 Approx. 3.5 miles - Moderate

This 90% woodland hike has two stream crossings and one big hill. Choice of several stops afterwards.

Meeting place: 9:30am at Wernersville State Hospital for short carpool tp Preserve

Directions: Take 422 west through Wernersville and turn left on sportsman Rd. (If you get to Robesonia, you've gone too far) Meet at first parking area on left.

For more information or further directions, contact: 6210-507-5600

Monday, August 24, 2020

Saturday August 22, 2020 - Schuylkill River Trail

 Approx 5 miles - Easy

Pleasant Summer hike to the point where the Schuylkill River meets the Tulpehocken Creek.

Meeting place: 9:00am on RACC parking lot close to the railroad tracks

Directions: At the west end of Washington St., turn left on River road and then right into RACC parking lot. Go to the right and park close to RR tracks.

For more information and further directions, contact: 610-373-8625


Monday, August 17, 2020

Saturday August 15, 2020 - Annual Picnic - Safe Picnic

 Annual Picnic K.I.S.S. Picnic - (Keep It Simple Stupid)

French Creek State Park Group Campsite 

Picnic with social distancing rules to keep this outdoor event safe.

Members are to refer to club flyer for further details.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Saturday August 1, 2020 - Monocacy Hill Hike

 5 Miles - Moderately Difficult

Join our group as we hike through some of the well-marked trails of the Monocacy Hills 428 acres. We will be going down to the creek and up to the peak with beautiful views of the valley. Hiking boots and poles are recommended as the climb is a bit rocky.Lunch after is an option at the Yellow House Hotel - but reservations are required (and it's a bit pricey) so you will be asked when you arrive for the hike if you are going to lunch.

1st Meeting place: 9:15am to car pool at Amity Area Community Pool parking lot.  (There are several parking lots in the athletic complex, meet at the parking lot at the back of the pool, near the gravel road to the lower field)

GPS: 55 Amity Park Rd., Birdsboro

2nd Meeting place: 9:30am at Geiger Rd.nparking lot. There is very limited parking so car pool if you can.

GPS: 54 Geiger Rd., Douglassville

For more information and further directions, contact: 610-468-5039

Monday, July 27, 2020

Saturday July 25, 2020 - French Creek State Park

5.5 Miles - Moderate 

Hike the green blazed Lennies Lenape Trail. This is a mostly shaded, rocky, trail that goes through some of the Hopewell area and passes by the north side of Hopewell Lake.

Meeting place: 9:00am at Scott's Run Lake

Directions: Take Route 345 from Birdsboro. At FCSP entrance, bear right onto Park Rd. Turn right at sign for Scott's Run Lake, then left on single-lane road to the lake.

For more information or further directions, contact: 610-603-9461

Monday, July 20, 2020

Saturday July 18, 2020 - Warwick County Park

 Approximately 5 miles - moderate

Hike around trails in and around Warwick County Park. Park rules require that you carry a mask with you at all times, although you are not required to wear a mask while walking. Heavy rain will cancel the hike. Call or email hike leader with questions.

Meeting place: 9:00am at parking lot next top Park Office.

Directions: Follow Route 724 through Birdsboro. Turn right on Route 345. After passing entrance to FCSP, turn left on Hopewell Road. (a right turn at this intersection takes you into Hopewell Furnace ). At the end of Hopewell Rd., turn left onto Harmonyville Rd. Turn right on St Peters Rd. and go through St. Peters Village. Turn left on route 23 and then a quick right onto County Park Rd.

GPS: 191 County Park Road, Pottstown

For more information or further directions, contact: 610-698-4293

Monday, July 13, 2020

Saturday July 11, 2020 - Nolde Forest Hike

 Approximately 5 miles - Moderate

Some hills, no long ones. Being your lunch and a chair. (Picnic tables also available)

Meeting place: 9:00am Mansion Parking Lot

Directions: Off Route 625 tow miles south of Route 724 and Kenhorst Shopping Center - Go 1/2 mile beyond the Sawmill parking area to driveway on right.

GPS: 2910 New Holland Road

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