Hidden Wissahickon Trails

This is a past event

18 people went

Every last Saturday of the month

Price: $4.00 /per person

Chestnut Hill West Train Parking Lot

Shawnee & Evergreen Ave · Philadelphia, PA

How to find us

Turn left after you enter the parking lot. The free parking spaces are numbered.

Location image of event venue


3 hours, 7-10 miles, hilly. Option to go 1 hour longer. Each month we forge a unique route. Over 50 miles of trails to choose from.

Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping.

Join me to explore trails less traveled in the wild (I saw a ferocious chipmunk the other day) Wissahickon Creek part of Fairmount Park. We hike up and down the Wissahickon gorge which cuts through the middle of the park. If you have never hiked in this area you will be in for a surprise. It's like having Maine-Acadia in Philadelphia.

We hike at a moderate pace for about 3 to 4 hours covering 7-10 miles. The terrain is hilly with lots of ups and downs. Each month I forge a different route, or get lost in another area, depending on your point of view. This is not a hike for those who want to go straight down one trail. We go up, down, around, back, hit dead ends, reverse course, and so on.

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.