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Wissahickon Creek Short Loop

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Wissahickon Valley Park

Wissahickon Creek Short Loop is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 318 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

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8 days ago

Some good and some bad. The good: some really nice thick forest, and we liked the end of the hike along the stream. Great spot to play in the creek on the less busy side (opposite from Forbidden Drive). The bad: the trail feels a bit used and abused. Lots of broken glass and trash. Quite a few people, especially near the creek. If you’re with small kids, recommend skipping the part on the Yellow Trail and just walk along forbidden drive to the covered bridge. The Yellow Trail was nice enough but is a steep up and downhill.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Lots of off leash dogs, not super secluded. Alright if you just want to get a little exercise.

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muddy
1 month ago

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muddy
2 months ago

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muddy
2 months ago

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muddy
2 months ago

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bugs
muddy
off trail
2 months ago

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rocky
3 months ago

fun hike! some spots get your heart pumping but an otherwise mild trail. nice to get out of the house and do a little loop

great small hike about an hour. lots to see within the hour

hiking
9 months ago

Did this trail last summer, 2018, loved the bridges. Nothing too special on this trail.

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Sun Jun 30 2019

Nice mix of easy and hilly terrain. Lots of shade and pretty views of the river and a small waterfall. Plus, who doesn't love a covered bridge? I'm a novice hiker and found this trail quite manageable.

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Sun Jun 02 2019

Brought my 4 year old niece along for her first hike. She loved it and I found it to be surprisingly lovely as well. The trails weren’t as clearly marked as I would have liked and we ended up off track a couple of times, but it still ended up being a nice hike.

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Sun Apr 28 2019

Good trail with some nice little waterfall views on the lavender trail. There were alot of markers so that was appreciated. We had our dog with us and weren't able to loop around to the area that runs near the forbidden/yellow trail side due to the bridge being heavily trafficked by cars and without a walking path/sidewalk. It'd be fine to walk single file but it was too narrow to cross over with the dog based on the traffic. There is a section on the lavender trail with a large tree and some shrubbery blocking the path down but you can walk down and around the shrubbery to pick the trail back up.

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rocky
Tue Apr 16 2019

Great trail pretty moderate intensity though

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rocky
Sun Apr 07 2019

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rocky
Sat Mar 16 2019

bridges, waterfall, streams. beautiful. recommended for a quick walk. 1 hour walk

Mon Nov 05 2018

Good walking trail. Kid friendly sights and stops along the way. Great for pups!

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