What we're about

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. Sometimes we might head out for a week or so of exploring in a more exotic location.

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 (https://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/1628347/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) to make sure you want to be a proud one of the proud FLEAS (Fearless Lost Explorers & Sidney).

There is a charge for each event and a special inexpensive calendar year fee that includes most events, not all. I started the Hiking Around Philly Meetup group to have fun hiking and socializing with people. At my own discretion, members who habitually interfere with these objectives will be removed.

Upcoming events (5)

cancelled Chestnut Hill, Wissahickon & Neighborhood Hike

Please pay online before you rsvp, Link: https://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/1467425/Pay_Via_Paypal_or_Credit_Card/ 2-3 hours hiking, 7-10 miles, We take not so common routes through the Wissahickon, Chestnut Hill, and surrounding areas. Please CLICK HERE for updated pandemic hike information (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. Caution:You should be able to walk 3-4 hours without much of a break. You should have recently hiked 8 miles in conditions detailed above. Some hills. Mostly level.

cancelled Thursday Park/City Hike

Lloyd Hall Recreation Center

$5.00

Please pay online before you rsvp, Link: https://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/1467425/Pay_Via_Paypal_or_Credit_Card/ 2-3 hours, 7-10 miles, Please CLICK HERE for updated pandemic hike information (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. From Lloyd Hall we can walk through Fairmount Park or the City. Each week we will head in a different direction based on the weather. CAUTION: Hilly Hike Warning. If you haven't recently hiked at least 7 miles in this type of terrain, then you should first try one of our shorter duration hikes.

cancelled Friday Wissahickon Chestnut Hill Hike

Hill House Apartment Homes

$5.00

2-3 hours, 5-8 miles, some hills, small alleyways and streets, some trails, dinner option afterwards, bring some beer, we can sit outside in a garden area and sip a few maybe with dinner Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping We'll take a 2-3 hour loop walk through the Wissahickon Chestnut Hill area. Caution: You should be able to walk 2-3 hours without much of a break. You should have recently hiked 6 miles in conditions detailed above.

cancelled Chestnut Hill, Wissahickon, and Neighborhood Hike

Please pay online before you rsvp, Link: https://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/1467425/Pay_Via_Paypal_or_Credit_Card/ 2-3 hours hiking, 7-10 miles, We take not so common routes through the Wissahickon, Chestnut Hill, and surrounding areas. Please CLICK HERE for updated pandemic hike information (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. Caution:You should be able to walk 3-4 hours without much of a break. You should have recently hiked 8 miles in conditions detailed above. Some hills. Mostly level.

Past events (2,561)

cancelled Friday Wissahickon Chestnut Hill Hike

Hill House Apartment Homes

$5.00

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