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+)

Dinner Hike - Square Pie, near 6th Catherine

Lloyd Hall

$5.00

We'll hike from Lloyd Hall to the restaurant. Back after dinner. Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. We will take a route that lasts for 2-2.5 hours towards the restaurant. We eat then head back. If you want to meet us at the restaurant, keep in touch by cell or comments on the site. We usually arrive around[masked]pm but plans can change. Afterwards we usually walk for another 1-1.5 hours. Often the total distance is over 10 miles. To carpool from Hill House (201 W Evergreen Ave, Phila) we usually meet an hour early. To confirm email ([masked]) me 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply. Please chip in $2-4 if you carpool. CAUTION: If you haven't recently hiked at least 4 miles, then you should first try one of our shorter duration hikes.

Friday Wissahickon Chestnut Hill Hike

Hill House Apartment Homes

$4.00

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.

Historic Bristol Canal/River/Beach Walk + Amish Market

Bristol Municipal Parking Lot

$5.00

2-4 hours, 6-12 miles, loop de loop, canal path, city streets, Maple Beech Park, sand beach, not hilly, Bristol Amish Market Please CLICK HERE (http://www.hikingaroundphilly.com/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. The quiet town of Bristol sits right on the Delaware. We'll walk through the historic part of town passing many neat houses on the way to the canal path. On the way back we stop at the stupendous Bristol Amish Market for a bite and/or a little shopping. We make another loop through a hidden park, Maple Beech Park, right on the Delaware. It's not on the map because it's a private is a private park owned by the adjacent pharmaceutical company. We found it by accident years ago and return because of the great views along the Delaware and an actual sand beach. 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. To carpool from Hill House (http://local.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116038663712107563784.0004666eb6851e0119bbe&ll=40.073852,-75.210428&spn=0.012692,0.020084&z=16) meet 1 hour before the event. Each carpooler chips in $5 at the start. Email me ([masked]) 3-4 days in advance and receive a re

subrosa Ridley Creek Area Exploration

Ridley Creek St Pk Picnic Area 17 HAP

$4.00

3-4 hours, 7-9 miles, real nice trails, gradual hills, no dogs allowed in area Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. The subrosa Ridley Creek hikes are in a beautiful area with trails that are in great condition in both summer and winter. Each hike we head in a different direction usually outside of Ridley Creek Park. Subrosa, if you did not look it up, means hidden or secret, so I will not tell you exactly where we go, until you arrive. However, it's a fun hike in a great area. Lot 17 has a bathroom. Not easy to find the first time. There are many parking lots for Ridley Creek so use your gps or follow the map below. From park entrance on Gradyville Rd go .8 mile to the small sign that says Picnic/Parking Area 17. Make a left. Continue on twisting road for 1 more mile to Picnic Area 17. 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. Hills. To carpool from Hill House (201 W Evergreen Ave, Phila) meet 1 hour before the event. Carpool time changes if hike time changes. Each carpooler chips in $5 at the start. Email me ([masked]) 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply.

Past events (2,536)

Early Brunch Hike - Cafe Ynez, 2025 Washington Ave

Down Home Diner

$4.00

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