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The area itself is beautiful and it’s a decent “nature walk” but there were a couple things I wasn’t very fond of:

- The trail intersects with the disc golf course which made me feel like I was just in the way.

- The trail is somewhat confusing to follow around the halfway point as it opens up to a big clearing and there aren’t many trail indicators directing you.

It’s a much better disc golf course than it is a hiking trail, but it’s beautiful nonetheless.

road biking
11 days ago

The whole path is paved and perfect for road biking. There are off-road paths off the trail that are fun for mountain bikes too.

Great trail for beginners. Beautiful place, not crowded at all. Creek and waterfall were nice.

Great experience!

What is this? No one calls it by this name. Forbidden Drive is a popular trail here.

road biking
2 months ago

The description of this place says road bike friendly and it is not. However this place would be awesome with a MTB

Great view !

trail running
2 months ago

This is a daily out-and-back run. The Wisteria is out today making the trip all the nicer.

Nice easy 2.6 mile hike with woods, lakes, and streams. Great place for birding.

This Trail was my first solo hike ever. So it's not really fair for me to rate this Trail as I have nothing to compare it to. That said the area was beautiful there is a disc golf course throughout the trail so I'm not really sure if I was on the trail or just on the disc golf course. None-the-less everyone that I ran into was playing disc golf and were pleasant and friendly. I will come back on another day and try to find and stay on the actual Trail which is not marked

3 months ago

Just wanted to note I couldn't find the entrance from where the GPS pinned my arrival. There were neighborhoods on both sides of the road. On my way to another park I saw the sign from the Trail Picture but didn't see parking. Next time I'll look harder

3 months ago

Excellent park

4 months ago

Nice walk around a lake. Some parts of path are uneven from tree root growth. Lake has a play ground for the kids. And if you are into fishing the lake has bass, sunfish, carp, catfish, and stocked trout.

My little pup was in HEAVEN here! Tons of playful pups to chase around, ponds and streams to get into, and wide open space as well as trails. Wouldn’t really recommend it too much for non- dog lovers and it was very wet & muddy so be prepared for bath time afterward.

Nice for an easy walk, I agree with other comments that it’s more of a sidewalk along the road than a trail by the river. Lots of green space for a picnic without being on top of other people. Definitely not the right choice if you’re looking for a hike or true nature walk. Can get busy without a lot of space for bikers to easily pass. Great views and decent parking.

Nice easy trail, good for kids or walking the dog.

beautiful in the winter

love this place and come here all the time! parking can be tricky at times

8 months ago

Quick, easy, kid friendly

excellent paved trail. i feel safe running it by myself. the only problem can be all the geese and droppings. its an easy trail with a great restaurant on it.

went for a 6.5 mile hike with a friend, amazing. we took the orange trail the whole time and there was a lot to see. very cool places to see along the river, easy/moderate path most of the way. saw old stone stairs, cool bridges. even though there was a decent amount of people there could still go awhile without seeing someone on the trail. very friendly people. only con, is the parking. really isn't a lot of parking here.

mountain biking
9 months ago

I am amazed each time I come down to Wissahickon Park. The trails are endless. Each time I am down here I find a new path to explore.

Loved this trail! It has plenty of technical features, is a beautiful area, populated enough without over crowding, and when you get tired you can walk the flat gravel path home on the other side of the creek.
I would NOT rate this as easy though.... definitely moderate. We took our 9 and 11 year olds and they were fine but we watched over them very closely.

nice nature walk, very easy.

trail running
9 months ago

We had a great time today at this trail. My dog was able to complete the trails and played in the water!

amazing view, dog very friendly, hiking trails that make u really want to climb up mountian. me and my pup enjoy going up the mountian and u also get to enjoy natural earth boulders made by planet earth. hiking trails literally take almost 2 days to complete unless your a runner or biker than a day but still hours to finish!! it's amazing and my first great adventure to start out. we have many more hiki g spots to try out!!

It's always beautiful along the Wissahickon.

10 months ago

This trail was okay. you are closer to the road than the actual river which is upsetting. However, it reminded me of Phillies favorite fan: Half-beard fanatic. So yeah Def a big plus.

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