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very difficult but absolutely worth it. We took the long way and hiked about 6 miles. lots of rock scrambling! would recommend to experienced hikers.

I went in mid February on an unusually warm day. Lots of people, espically joggers. Trail and historial monuments/places were poorly marked, i believe this is because I went during the off season. Overall though it was nice and relaxing

26 days ago

This is one of my favorite trails in the area and is good for all ages and in nice for almost everything.

Did turtle trail. Trail head I found was just a little ahead of park station on the left. Easily marked. Trail starts well marked but as you get further in toward smaller lake gets a little confusing. Make sure you get a topo at ranger station. All in all good hike, not terribly much to look at but it's hiking. Dam head, larger lake, nice place to check out and take a break. Quite a bit of more unexplored trails in park northeast of campground and north of campground. I'll give it another go at a later date.

Definitely NOT dog friendly. To follow suit with rest of reviews everything in the woods is NOT mountain bike or dog friendly the long crushed gravel on both sides of the creek are. A good place for a quick trail run if you're not with the pooch. Plenty of wild life! lots o fox recently.

beautiful in the winter

Definitely not dog or bike friendly on this side of the creek. The main trail following the creek from papermill road allows dogs and bikes but that is it. IMO not a great use of the land and trails. As mentioned by other reviewer, the opposite side of the creek is a wide crushed gravel path for bikes, runners, leashes dogs and families. If you are looking to find quiet peaceful nature, this ain’t it.

2 months ago

Great easy hike! Very cold but worth it. Liked the historic buildings at the end.

Park is closed for hiking Wed-Sat until February for firearm hunting. Pretty disappointing as this information was not on the NJ websites beforehand.

bike this path from Washington's crossing to new hope, great trail, lots of changing scenery and different views of the Delaware river. As you're riding along, the canal is to the left and river on the right. Polite people on path, along with rest stops to relax and take in the views! Arrive in the artsy, New Hope strip (shops, pubs) to relax at an outdoor restaurant , great place to stop after your ride for a cocktail and a bite to eat before your ride back.

3 months ago

Nice walking/hiking trails but the trails are NOT dog friendly. Since this app said dogs on a leash were permitted I took my Jack Russell Piper. After a few glaring stares I realized that the hiking trails are not dog friendly. So if you want to hike this please do not bring your dog. On the other side of the creek is the Pennypack Park Path which is dog friendly but is basically just a walking/biking path, not real fun hiking.

This is a challenging trail with a vertical rock wall and several near vertical climbs. If that's in your skill set, it is worth it to do this loop.

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

3 months ago

Easy hike, poorly marked. Not much to see. Wear orange during hunting season. This trail weaves in and out of active hunting zones

Great hike. Nine of us completed it as Charisse described 14 days ago. Had great views and it was a nice workout jumping from stone to stone and climbing steep walls on the Skyline trial. Trickiest was the River of Rocks trail since leaves covered loose stones making the descend slippery.

Beautiful hike especially during the fall! Started around 6:30am with a view of the sunrise at the south mountain lookout then headed down the River of Rocks trail to the Golden Eagle trail then to the Skyline trail. It took ~ 3.5 hours to complete with stops to soak in the views along the Skyline trail. I would highly recommend this loop if you like to be off of the beaten path and venture from the more heavily trafficked trails!

This was a challenging yet very enjoyable trail. Lots of boulder and rock climbing. I would recommend gloves and definitely shoes with good tread. We actually crossed over the river of rocks and back because we didn’t see the red marker. LOL. However it added an extra workout. The leaves and weather were spectacular this past weekend and we did see some hawks. Definitely doing this trail again.

A Fun challenging hike . You get the pay off view at the North Lookout. Parking is at the Hawk Mountain sanctuary

If you’re in the area, this is a must!! Especially during the fall and at sunset. Beautiful!

My wife and I had been to Hawk Mtn. prior to us deciding that we would hike the entire loop. We are by far not accomplished hikers. I am 10mo. out from double knee replacement surgery and I can assure you that this hike really pushed me to my limits. We started at approximately 10am and started our counter clockwise loop taking the River of Rocks Trail to the Golden Eagle Trail. The grade from the river of rocks up to the top left me thinking that I must be paying for some past transgressions. We then started on the rock/boulder scrambling, hopping, climbing leg of our “hike” that I thought was someone’s very sick joke. After coming to that conclusion I found out that we were only 1/3 the way through our mountaineering 101 day from hell. Thought about just giving up quite a few times before we came the last demented obstacle on the Skyline Trail. The vertical 15-20 foot rock wall.!! After scaling this looming beast we finally had made it to the North look out. We were battered but not totally beaten we made our way back along Lookout Trail to the car at apprx. 2pm. We were a dusty sweaty mess but we did what we set out to do. On to the next adventure....

oh! It may be some time before setting out to conquer this loop again but we will be back!

question: where do you park? In the sanctuary or at the address listed here (1526 Hawk Mountain Drive)?

My favorite trail. A bit buggy in the summer. Definitely need to work up to 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
5 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.

The Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain definitely tops my list of hikes within an hour drive of Philadelphia. Depending which part of the trail you're on, the landscape and scenery are pretty diverse, with a nice leisurely walk through the woods on one end and a bushwhacking descent/climb at the other. No part of the hike ever felt overly-challenging, which made the 7.3 miles fly by.

One note to dog owners: some of the trail gets narrow and overgrown in parts—we pulled over a dozen ticks off our Husky when all was said and done.

If you have wobbly shoes you need to turn around quick

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