Short Geology Hike with Sarah West

We’ll walk along Forbidden Drive from Northwestern Ave to Bells Mill Rd and a short distance along the Orange trail. We’ll visit an 18th century quarry and several other interesting rock exposures.  We discuss the likely formation of Wissahickon rocks as the result of plate tectonics.  This hike is suitable for children over 10 accompanied by a responsible adult.

Trail Ambassador hikes are free and open to the public.  Registration is recommended for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador hikes may use rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions.

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  • maria

    I was lost couldn't find the orange trail. I will try again in October

    August 25

  • maria

    I was lost couldn't find the orange trail. I will try again in October

    August 25

  • maria

    I am truly sorry that I missed this hike. I was totally lost and when I tried to catch up with the group I was even worse: trails are not mark I couldn't find the orange mark :(

    August 24

    • Friends of the W.

      Hi Maria, We are sorry you were not able to locate the group. We are currently working on new signage for the park, which will be installed by Summer 2015. You can find out more information about this project on FOW's website here:­ Sarah will be leading another Geology hike in October, which I will be posting later today.

      August 25

  • a p.

    That was short? She was great. I learned a lot. THANKS

    1 · August 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I have to cancel...hopefully next time will work out. enjoy!

    August 21

  • Pat g.

    Thanks, been ready to go since last year; unable to find out when. I do hope another hike will be scheduled soon before winter. Pat

    1 · August 18

    • Friends of the W.

      Hi Pat, Sarah West leads hikes throughout the year. The hike time and meet-up location are always listed for each hike. We can safely accommodate a limited amount of people for each hike due to the trail conditions in the Wissahickon. We will be posting our upcoming Fall/Winter hikes next week, so hopefully you can make one of those!

      August 20

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