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+)

Chestnut Hill to Center City Philly Breakfast Hike

Hill House

$4.00

3- 4 hours hiking, 10-13 miles, from Chestnut Hill to Center City Philadelphia. We take common and not so common ways into Center City, eat breakfast at a great place, then take the train back. In very hot or questionable weather we do a loop hike in the area. Recent routes include The Wissahickon to King Drive to 34th st to 30th St Station and Germantown Ave in Chestnut Hill to Germantown Ave in Kensington, American Ave, to Frankford Ave. Some recent places we have eaten breakfast include Sabrina's near Penn and La Columbe Fishtown. Please CLICK HERE (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.

Tuesday 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 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.

Early Brunch Hike - Winkel, 1119 Locust St

Down Home Diner

$4.00

We meet at 830am, then walk to the restaurant. Eat whenever we arrive. We also walk after we eat. Please bring enough CASH to pay the bill. Be there on time or earlier. Read this for details about dining out with us. (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Dining_Out_At_Events/) Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. I usually take the Chestnut Hill West train. If I drive, we carpool from Hill House (201 W Evergreen Ave, Phila) one hour before. Each carpooler usually chips in $3 at the start. Best to email me ([masked]) 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply.

Dinner Hike - Terakawa Ramen, 204 N. 9th St

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.

Past events (2,477)

Big City Whirlwind Dim Sum Center City Light Hike

Lloyd Hall

$5.00

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