Wissahickon Creek Gorge Loop Trail

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Wissahickon Creek Gorge Loop Trail is a 9.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length9.2 miElevation gain643 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingRunningForestPartially pavedRiverViewsWaterfallRocky
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There are several parking areas that offer access to the trail.

Fairmount Park Commission, 215-685-0000 Friends of Wissahickon http://www.fow.org/

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Marielle Moss
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Kory Kelly
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Gorgeous

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Paul McLaughlin
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Michael Cramer
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Frank Ma
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Good overall but there were loads of people in the most part

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Margaret Fleming
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Mountaineering Mark
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Awesome, very challenging and scenic. Would recommend for experienced hikers.

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Matt Urglavitch
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Shannon Bowers
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HikingGreat!

Great trail, got alittle off track, but still enjoyed the journey. Was alittle muddy in certain areas on trails, but not horribly.

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Gabby Van Hollander
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It was lit and adventurous but a lil muddy and icy ;)

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Sergio Altomare
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Dominic Corbi
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it was very nice out there today snow was beautiful

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Mikhayla Starke
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Vasil Hlinka
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Moderately busy, nice, easy trail with few rock out cropping to break it up.

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Raymond Rose
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Attica Quest
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Beautiful and nice!

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Gil Galin
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Timothy David
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HikingGreat!

Wonderful park with a lot to see. We liked how one side was rough country and the other side was a nice smooth paved walk way.

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Taylor Wagner
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Such an amazing hike! First time here and will definitely be back!

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Suda welch
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Austin Lee
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Mike Tee
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WalkingFeeGreat!

Trails were greats (I want to the slightly harder tails but were very easy). Lots of friendly people along the trails. My dog and I walk for about an hour and had a blast. The reason this didn't 5-stars, parking. To find a place to park proved to be the most difficult part of the whole trip. I'll go again for sure.

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Peter Borowski
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Kevin Nate
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Damon Moyer
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S’okay. Lots of people and dogs. Beautiful scenery in the morning.

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Shannon Merrill
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HikingGreat!

The main trail in the park ( Forbidden Drive) is a well kept and wide trail. There are many benches to sit on and admire the scenery. The view of the creek is beautiful. Great for walking, jogging or bike riding. The trail is flat and easy . There are other trails that vary in difficulty that branch off of the main trail. I highly recommend this park.

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Charlotte Morris
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The trail that’s laid out here is GREAT for hiking (lots of variety in terms of gravel vs dirt vs rocks/climbs). However, if you’re biking (like I was), it’s not so great. Unless you are a biker who’s super experience with lots of rocks and roots, these trails will be tough since most of the parts that make this route fun are very narrow. Right now, there are also a number of trees down, completely blocking the small trails. Super fun to climb over when hiking, not so much when you’re having to carry your bike with you. I ended up doing a variation of the loop, and only half of it because the smaller trails were very difficult, if not impossible, on my bike. I’ll definitely be back to simply hike this loop, but biking was tricky! Either way, a nice loop overall, but something to be aware of.

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Tiffany Girardi
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