Fort Washington Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

Fort Washington Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Washington, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This 2.5-mile multi-use trail provides opportunities for biking, hiking and cross-country skiing along Wissahickon Creek.

5 months ago

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6 months ago

Easy and nice dirt trail for mountain bike

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

Very easy.

10 months ago

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

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.

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.

hiking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

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