Hiking Around Philly is different from most hiking groups because we hike off the beaten path. We hike in the woods and the city. We go places that won't be found on any hiker's map. The events are usually within a 1.5 hour drive from Philly, though we sometimes visit NYC or the Jersey shore. Once each year we go to Acadia National Park in Maine, one of the best places in the world to hike. We sometimes participate in a conservation work party in a area we hike.

And, we do a lot more than hike; we explore. Whether it be a trail in a park or a back alley in the city, we always look for neat things, and we find them. Did you notice the 25 foot dinosaur made from pink suntan lotion bottles? We take time to appreciate a beautiful tree, a low flying eagle, or a hickory horned devil (look it up). We visit museums, historic houses, bakeries, battleships, and other neat places. We appreciate architecture, sculptures (Philly has more than any other US city, yea!), or whatever we find near our path. After a hike we often eat at a special place. And, we rarely repeat ourselves.

Fearless lost explorers and sidney (fleas) are curious. This group is not for people content to only go down one trail and up another, nor for people happy to take the same or beaten path. This group may also be different because only one person leads hikes, gets folks lost, and does the bulk of administrative work. So, please read on to make sure you want to be a proud member of the FLEAS (Fearless Lost Explorers & Sidney).

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  • Yesterday · 10:45 AM

    Princeton Campus Area and Art Museum Tour

    23 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00 | 31 Photos

    7-10 miles, 4 hours including tour, trails and paved paths, mostly flat around campus, temple of doom bridge hopefully, free art museum tour Please CLICK HERE before... Learn more
  • 2 days ago · 9:45 AM

    Explore Wild Wissahickon

    14 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00

    HIKE INFO: 3.5-4 hours, 7-10 miles, hilly. Each monthly we forge a unique route. Over 50 miles of trails to choose from. Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. Join me to... Learn more
  • 3 days ago · 10:00 AM

    Brunch Hike - Green Eggs

    7 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00 | 6 Photos

    Option to meet earlier. I'm taking the 811am Chestnut Hill West arriving at 30th St Station at 841am. Meet at Travelers Aid Kiosk for[masked] mile walk to restaurant.... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 9:00 AM

    Brunch Hike

    3 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS

    For an optional earlier meetup: I'm taking the 736am CH West arriving 30th St Station at 806am, then walking 2+ plus miles to restaurant. Meet me at the Travelers Aid... Learn more
  • July 18 · 9:00 AM

    Tyler St Park Loop

    12 Fearless Lost Explorers... FLEAS | 5.00 | 50 Photos

    10-12 miles,[masked] hours, some hills, trails and paved path Please CLICK HERE before rsvping. Tyler State Park has 12 miles of paved trails and many more of dirt... Learn more
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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

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