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 (4+)

New Pokadot Chicken Stream Walk at Tornado Ravaged Baldpate Mt

Needs a location

$5.00

3-4 hrs, 8-11 miles, some steep hills, varied beautiful area, some exploring, found several new trails to explore where we can do a stream walk. Berries in new area. The new part is that we are going in reverse, missing the one nasty uphill trail, and reducing the time to under 4 hours. We will also plan to do the stream crossing if the water level is low enough.

6 ft social distancing in force, bring a mask, pay with rsvp. Pay link:
http://mrbasketball.net/instuff/1aapaypalmain/znewpayhiking.html

Please CLICK HERE for essential event & group info (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/)

There are many routes around Baldpate Mtn. We found a great one last time and I hope I can repeat it. There are many and varies types of trails. Some very small, single file, some large. Some trails twist and turn and go up and down. Some just go up and up with some downs too. At one point, if we have a clear day we'll be able to see for[masked] miles. In a woody area we'll walk right along a bubbling brook. Done right this hike is super duper.

Sometimes trail maintenance is slack at Baldpate, so clippers will help clear some sticker plants.

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.

Carpooling meet 1 hour before event. Contact me 3 days in advance.

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Shady Wissahickon Exploration

Needs a location

$5.00

2-3 hours, 5-7 miles, we will find cool hidden trails, each hike different

6 ft social distancing in force, bring a mask, pay with rsvp. Pay link:
http://mrbasketball.net/instuff/1aapaypalmain/znewpayhiking.html

Please CLICK HERE for essential event & group info (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/)

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.

Wed Dinner Hike, 8-10 miles

Needs a location

$5.00

3-4 hours with dinner, we walk for 1-2 hours, find a safe place to eat, then continue afterwards for another hour. Make sure to bring cash in case you need it. We usually meet in Center City at Lloyd Hall, but we sometimes change the start location based on where we are eating.

6 ft social distancing in force, bring a mask, pay with rsvp. Pay link:
http://mrbasketball.net/instuff/1aapaypalmain/znewpayhiking.html

Please CLICK HERE for pay & essential event & group info (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/)

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.

Carpooling only with those vaccinated
To carpool from Hill House (201 W Evergreen Ave, Phila) to Lloyd Hall we meet 30 minutes before hike. For other meetup locations the carpool meetup time will be different. I may leave this info out, so check with me. Email me ([masked]) 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply.

Chanticleer

Needs a location

$5.00

2-3 hours, 5-7 miles, Chanticleer is one of the nicest gardens in the area. Best for walking. Admission $8-$12 admission. A yearly pass is also available.
We walk the gardens at a slow to moderate pace.

6 ft social distancing in force, bring a mask, pay with rsvp. Pay link:
http://mrbasketball.net/instuff/1aapaypalmain/znewpayhiking.html

Please CLICK HERE for essential event & group info (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/)

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.

Past events (3,124)

Schuylkill Wissahickon Loop via SF-like Hills of Manayunk

Needs a location

$5.00

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