John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.

3.8 miles
22 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

trail running





wild flowers


4 months ago

Ended up walking 9 miles when I was expecting the 3+ posted on here.

paddle sports
4 months ago

Very pretty, as long as you don't look at the water! The water is grimey and chock full of trash. 3 stars because of the scenery and easy of access, but the trash definitely set a negative tone to the trips. I've been here twice and it was horrible both times.

4 months ago

Easy. Lovely. Lots of little routes to wander. And just gorgeous to see.

great for kids. beautiful views. variety of animal life. extremely pleased with this park.

7 months ago

excellent 8.5 mile hike. 42p to ranger station. liked Northside of marsh. best as well as route near ranger station . lots of thistle yellow day lilies n clover with honeysuckle scent the entire way

7 months ago

lots of ticks present! be sure to thoroughly check your pets and self after a hike.

7 months ago

i95 brings it down one star. the other is because it is not much of a hike but a Sunday stroll through the park

9 months ago

Beautiful easy hike/walk. We bring our dogs with us and they love it. It's close enough to the city that it's become our go to park.

10 months ago

This is amazing.

11 months ago

Great views and an easy loop. Great for it's proximity to the city.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

This place is amazing and Joyce at the front desk, very nice and knowledgeable!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Nice and easy walk. It's nice to bring your dog and see the local wild life. It's great for those days when you want to get out, but don't want to do anything too strenuous. It's very relaxing.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Have been going here for decades. I volunteer and love to photograph here. Best place to go and walk.

trail running
Monday, November 21, 2016

Nice run here, the aircraft traffic is kind of cool overhead!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Been going here my whole life. Good trails with incredible wildlife. Great place to hike, fish, bird watch, bring your dog. For being stuck right in an urban/suburban area this place is great.

Friday, October 28, 2016

I love the various birds and waterfowl you see on the trail. A nice relaxing walk.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

What a surprise! So many beautiful nuances! Love it

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Nice views, easy to walk.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Lots of birds, butterflies, and field mice. Beautiful views with docks to lookout.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Incredibly beautiful and relaxing. A pleasant way to unwind after working in the city all day.

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