The BERKS COUNTY WANDERERS are part of the Berks County Comunity Hiking Club. Their walks and hikes are held primarily on Thursday mornings. Further information about either hiking group is available from Al Napolentano at 610-929-9694 or Pets are not allowed on these hikes. To see photos from preveous hikes go to:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday Nov 11, 2016 - Veteran's Day Wernersville to Womelsdorf


GERRY & WILLIE and YOU will be joining other veterans in hiking from Wernersville to Womelsdorf. This 6.5 mile all road hike starts from the Wernersville Fire Company. A program is held before the start at 9:00 A.M. They stop in each town at a memorial to give a talk and at the school where we are greeted by students. They have drinks and a snack half way and a free meal at the end at Johnnie & Hons. If YOU can't make it to the end, there are cars and a bus to pick YOU up. A bus at the end will take YOU back to your car. If YOU want your car at the end, YOU must get up to Womelsdorf and park near the Park or VFW and a bus will take YOU to the starting point.

MEET: 8:45 A.M. @ Wernersville Fire Company.

DIRECTIONS: Take Route 422 West to traffic light in Wernersville, Penn Werner Hotel is on right side, turn right onto Stitzer Ave. and go 1 block to the Fire Company.

TELEPHONE: Gerry or Willie 610-678-5245 with any questions.

Thursday Nov 10, 2016 - French Creek & Birdsboro Watershed

LES will lead a 6.25-6.50 mile shuttle hike utilizing the new connector trail between the Schuylkill River Trail and French Creek State Park. This trail does not extend into French Creek State Park yet, but we can use what has been completed to walk from the Horseshoe Trail in FCSP to the Schuylkill River Trail through a section of the Birdsboro watershed. Expect a variety of terrain and about a quarter mile road walking.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ the Schuylkill River trailhead in Monocacy where the Schuylkill River Trail crosses Route 724 closest to Birdsboro. On Route 724, just east of Center Rd, take the first left turn, at approximately 1273 East Main St. We will shuttle to the start from here.

TELEPHONE: Leader 610-323-1703 with questions.

Thursday Nov 3, 2016 - Wolf's Hollow County Park

MARGARET will lead the WOLF'S HOLLOW COUNTY PARK HIKE. Explore the ridges and hollows of this Chester County Park on a moderate six mile hike.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Clock Tower Plaza, Routes 10 and 23 to car pool to Wolf's Hollow.

TELEPHONE: Leader Margaret 610-779-8393 with any questions

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday Oct 27, 2016 - Rausch Gap/Gold Mine Road

GROVER will lead a shuttle hike of 7 to 8 miles encompassing a section of the Appalachian Trail in the Rausch Gap and a Rail-to-Trail section leading to Gold Mine Road. The first three miles will be a strenuous uphill climb and then moderate after that. Carry a lunch or snack and water to enjoy while resting at Rausch Creek. We can opt for early supper afterwards.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Church Rd. parking lot of Blue Marsh off Route 183.

TELEPHONE: Leader Grover cell# 860-861-5681 with any questions.

Thursday Oct 20, 2016 - French Creek/Six Penny

HERB has planned a 5-6 mile circular walk in the French Creek Six Penny area. We will access the park from a little used parking lot, make several easy small stream crossings and explore this once thriving, but now abandoned site. Some may have good memories of picnicking and swimming here years ago! Optional lunch later.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ the parking lot by the entrance to Scott's Run Lake to carpool.

TELEPHONE: Leader Herb 610-286-6886 with any questions.

Thursday Oct 13, 2016 - District Township

LES will lead a 6+ mile road hike in District Township. In July we began at the District Township park and looped to Hill Church and back. This time we begin at the same location but go in the opposite direction looping to Landis Store before returning. We will have more open roads on this hike and more views of rural countryside. There will be hills. It could be quite picturesque at this time of year.

1st MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Weis Markets, Route 73 and Friedensberg Rd in Oley. There will be about a 10 mile drive to the starting point
2nd MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ District Township Park at Landis Store and Weil Roads (184 Weil Rd, Boyertown).

TELEPHONE: Leader Les 610-323-1703 with any questions.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thursday Oct 6, 2016 - Phoebe Wernersville

ANNELIES & RUDY will lead a 4 mile hike and more at Phoebe. It is a real nice trail, hills, woods ,along a creek on our way to visit the Jesuit center. They have a lovely piece of land there, visit the chapel etc., then we'll take another return hike back to Phoebe.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ the main entrance at Phoebe , about 2 miles from Sinking Spring on 422W on the right side of the road. Big sign for Phoebe, go in straight under bridge, parking all around for visitors. PEACE !

TELEPHONE: Leaders Annelies and Rudy 610-207-2026 with any questions.