Wissahickon Park Trail System

Length: 57.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Urban, in NW Philadelphia
States: Pennsylvania
Latitude: 40.05599   Longitude: -75.21829

NW Philadelphia, adjacent to neighborhoods to Roxborough, Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Germantown and Lafayette Hill.


The Wissahickon Valley is a steep gorge comprised of 1800 acres. On the site of 18/19th Century mills, the land has been pristine forested trails since late 1800's. Creek flows through the gorge providing fishing opportunities plus beautiful views.

Additional Details

Width: 60 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1975

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
James Donaghy
Director of Operations & Landscape Mgmt.
Fairmount Park Commission/City of Philadelphia
Memorial Hall, West Park
P.O. Box 21601
Philadelphia , PA 19131 -901
(215) 685-0014



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