Rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance, Fort Washington blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring. The park takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washingtons troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley Forge. The park is popular with hikers and picnickers. Birders enjoy the seasonal migration of raptors from the Observation Deck.

In all honesty, I’ve been to this park for years as a child and have never realized that there were multiple trails in this park. I’ve been on my first one and have enjoyed it dearly.

I really love this trail, I did it twice when I’m here on business trip.

mountain biking
4 months ago

This is a fun trail, it has river crossing that are ez if you can shoulder a bike. I normally rid it on my gravel bike but it would be better on a plus tire hardtail. All and all it’s fast with plenty exciting bends.

8 months ago

Nice paved trail for an easy walk. Not very seculeded or challenging.

It's a lovely trail. Easy, serene, a nice "get some fresh air and nature". Well planned trail.

trail running
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, July 08, 2017

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I give this 5 stars because our house is on this trail- so - the very easy access for us

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Easy and nice dirt trail for mountain bike

I just walked the entire trail with a good friend today. We started in north wales. I was very surprised at just how much of this trail is in the woods away from the crowds and streets. It is very nice how it stays close to the creek. The water crossings are easy thanks to the stones they have placed in the water to assist you. As long as you have a map of the trail you should be ok because there are a few places where you have to cross a road and pick the trail up a little on down the road. The trail is not very challenging but if you want a long hike through the woods you should take a day and walk the whole trail.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Nice little park. No really good views. trails don't all connect well. Close enough to philly to go check it out.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Very easy.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Easy trail with moderate foot traffic. Nothing too exciting but made for a nice weekend hike

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Love this trail. I am on it almost weekly.

Monday, November 07, 2016

The trail wasn't very challenging but if you want to take a stroll on a relaxing day it's your spot. Got to see some cool wildlife--deer, fox, turkey buzzard. Overall pretty cool spot.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Beautiful trail, easy hike. Quiet.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

My buddy John and I hiked a 9 mile section of this trail. It was a very hot and humid day, and although the trail is basically flat, we were beat by the time we finished. We parked a car at the golf club lot in Flourtown and staged John's car at the Gwynedd Valley Post office. The hike winds along the Wissahickon Creek and crosses several bridges, including nicely constructed stepping stone bridges. The trail also crosses several roads, making it easier to do a shorter hike if you want to. A local gem. Give it a try.

road biking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Biked from Fort Washington State Park to Rita's for Italian water ice with seven and eight year old. Veered off trail at Mill Rd to Bethlehem Pike for a couple blocks to get there. Six mile / 41 minute ride / About an hour in total with stops included.

There is a steep cut-through on the return where kids will have walk their bikes for about seven minutes. Also, there are a few patches of slightly loose gravel which kids need to be careful navigating.

Overall a quick, confidence-building ride for young children with a tasty treat between.

Monday, July 18, 2016

I love this trail for it's hidden convenience and for the ability to jump on it at several different locations. Mainly in the easy category with a few moderate up and downs along the way. Did the 10 miler that Tony Juliano described below a few weeks back. It originates at Parkside Place Park in Upper Gwynedd Township (go all the way back to parking lot next to or behind pool) and ends near the bridge on Skippack Pike (Route 73) at Ft Wash State Park. I tend to move along while hiking so it only took me 2-1/2 hrs (with no stops) to complete. Have at it.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Easy trail perfect for kids and dogs.. Great for training, bring ya rod to plenty of fishing spots

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Nice, easy creek side trail. Minimal hills. Mostly paved trails, with a few short dirt trails in between. A few scenic spots.

I started an out-and-back route from the Fort Washington State Park parking lot by the Hawk Observation Deck. Then, I took the shortest route to the Green Ribbon Preservation Trail and headed southwards.

A few hundred feet down the trail, there's a train underpass where you walk along side a steadily flowing Wisshickon Creek, which provides some nice scenery.

About a mile southwards, the trail splits. If you head left, you'll come to a long, well constructed pedestrian bridge that spans the Wissahickon Creek. It's worthwhile to walk across.

Then, I retraced my steps to where the trail split and continued southwards on the Green Ribbon Preservation Trail until I reached Stenton Ave (where the trail ends). I turned around and headed back to Fort Washington State Park on the same route, stopping on the Hawk Observation Deck on my way back, which provided a cool scenic overlook of the surrounding landscape above the treeline.

A nice, leisurely walk. Pretty much the only worthwhile trail around Fort Washington State Park.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Great trail in the "burbs" outside of Philly. The north section is 10 miles, running from North Wales south to Fort Washington State Park - can be extended another 3 miles using the Wissahickon Trail in the park itself.

The weather was wonderful, sunny with temps in the 60's, there were only a few muddy spots en-route.

A really nice early spring workout.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Planned to hike the entire trail today with the dogs, but it started to snow pretty good and the underlying surface of the trail was a complete sheet of ice. Had to settle for about 4 miles, but it was nice none the less. First time I visited this one, and it looks like it's better suited to 2 wheels instead of 2 feet.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I was just here yesterday. Got there at dawn to try and take advantage of the bird watching tower for some photography. Unfortunately weather didn't cooperate. Instead I took my camera and hiked one of the trails. I hiked for almost 3 hours without seeing another person. Lots of wildlife though. All in all a great morning of leisure hiking, photography and solitude.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I love this trail. We usually start in Fort Washington State Park and walk all the way to where the trail dead ends at Mathers Road. Around, I think it is about 10-12 miles, but we usually start a little away from the trail so we also hike to the trail through Washington State Park. It can get muddy if it has been rainy but I love that you have to cross the creek a few times and the trail constantly changes. It's almost like a puzzle the first time you walk.

Friday, July 19, 2013

I was not impressed. A huge part of the trail is actually an open road to cars who speed by you and when you finally do get onto the actual grassy area it isn't marked just looks like someone sat on a lawnmower and zoomed through the park leaving the trail looking like an untamed grassy field. I was not impressed and felt the least bit as though it was a hike, more like a stroll through a park with all types of action going on around you.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

We hiked the area by the wissahickon watershed association headquarters . We took the trail to Germantown Academy and back. Very serene and peaceful by the creek!! The trail is flat with some small bridges. The only obstacles were a stream crossing with narrow stone steps and an area where you needed to climb a ladder. Although the crossing/ladder was fun, older people might be turned off. A nice little trail to get close to nature without having to take a long drive!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Part of this trail is the 25 mph road that winds through the park. There are picnic pavilions and playgrounds so don't expect solitude when you visit this park on a warm weekend afternoon. But if you go late in the day, you will have the park mostly to yourself. There is a hawk observation tower overlooking the whole valley with breathtaking views and a flower garden attracting birds and butterflies so it's a nice place to see nature despite the crowds.

mountain biking
Monday, October 01, 2012

good, nice and easy trail. if your new to trail riding and looking for a good place to ride this is it. it is very well maintained and lots of fun. if want to step it up a little there is a great trail about 10 miles away called wiss valley green.

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