Orange Trail Hike with Merritt Rhoad

Distance about 4 miles along Forbidden Drive to Bells Mill Road.  We hike along the Orange & White trails to the Indian statue with return to Northwestern Avenue along Forbidden Drive at a conversational pace. Learn a little bit of Wissahickon history, geology, and stewardship.  Moderate difficulty. Duration 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

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Registration is required, and always recommended so that you can informed if there are changes. Unless otherwise noted, hikes use rocky, rugged trails that may be wet, slippery, or steep.  Please wear sturdy, protective shoes or boots and bring water/snacks if you desire. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Children over the age of seven are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in the event of heavy rain or ice.

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  • Cynthia A. M.

    Is this hike still on? I've received other emails recently that show scheduled activities and this is not listed.

    April 12, 2013

  • Cynthia A. M.

    Would this be appropriate for a beginning hiker?

    April 1, 2013

    • Friends of the W.

      Yes, some of the trails are steep and a bit rocky, but nothing too difficult. You won't go off trail at all.

      April 1, 2013

    • Cynthia A. M.

      OK, thanks! I have signed up myself and a friend. See you then!

      April 3, 2013

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