Late Winter in the Gorge with Scott Quitel

Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 5.5 miles. Look for early signs of the Park “waking up” for spring as we roam up and down both sides of the Wissahickon Gorge, traversing sections of the Park’s three main hiking trails. Along the way we will discuss geology as we pass amazing ancient rock formations. We will also take in such sights as the undersides of the historic Walnut Lane Bridge, a bullfrog pond, Cresheim Creek, Devil’s Pool, the Fingerspan Bridge, an old springhouse, and a cave. We will top it all off with a commanding view from atop Mom Rinker’s Rock, alongside the Toleration Statue, evergreen mountain laurel, and towering, formidable chestnut oaks.

Reservations are not necessary but are recommended so that you can informed if there are changes. Unless otherwise noted hikes use uneven trails that may be wet, slippery, or steep.  Please wear sturdy, protective shoes or boots and bring water /snacks if you want them. Children over 8 are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow.

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  • Lennie S

    Oooh( I was sorry to miss it! Missed my turn on I76 and took forever to find my way to the group meeting place- already gone-so I went further to Inn trail head and hiked there, familiar place )

    March 2, 2013

  • Cindy G.

    Sorry to let you know last minute but I can't make it today. Have a great hike.

    March 2, 2013

  • IC

    Fell sick overnight. Really annoyed to be missing this hike.

    March 2, 2013

  • Theresa

    Is there a wait list?

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this dog friendly?

    February 15, 2013

    • Friends of the W.

      Our hikes are dog friendly if you dog is mild mannered and on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.

      March 1, 2013

  • Valerie

    Hi, I am new. Do you always walk on Saturdays (I have a standing commitment most Saturday mornings) or do you walk any other days? Thanks!

    February 24, 2013

  • IC

    Hi. Is there parking @the trailhead or nearby? Thanks.

    February 23, 2013

    • Friends of the W.

      Yes there is parking right at the trailhead on the street.

      March 1, 2013

  • Angelique

    Something came up.

    February 23, 2013

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