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+)

Binky Lee & Byrn Coed Preserves Exploration

Needs a location

$5.00

2-3 hours, 5-8 miles, 1-1.5 hour exploration at Binky Lee, then 1.-1.5 hours at Bryn Coed. Pinky Lee is not related. Kid's TV personality from 50ties.

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.

Chestnut Hill Wissahickon Exploration

Needs a location

$5.00

2-3 hours walk
We'll explore a different area of Chestnut Hill and the Wissahickon at each event.

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

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.

Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Glencairn Castle, Bryn Athyn College

Needs a location

$5.00

2-3 hours, 5-7 miles, we'll walk the gardens around the Castle, Cathedral, and the campus. Gardens can be incredible. We will also walk the neighborhood and stop in the barn consignment shop.

We walk the gardens at a slow to moderate pace. Afterwards if we go to another nearby area we will walk faster.

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

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.

Shady Beat The Heat Hike: Wissahickon Hidden Trails

Needs a location

$5.00

2-3 hours, 3 hrs if not too hot, 6-10 miles, in shade in Wissahickon

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

Please CLICK HERE to pay and for more info. (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping.

We'll go for 2-3 hours at an moderate pace in the shade in the Wissahickon Chestnut Hill area. We will stay away from people as much as possible. Each week another neato different hike with some history.

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 (3,058)

Wed Dinner Hike, 8-10 miles

Needs a location

$5.00

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