Wissahickon Gorge North Loop

MODERATE 98 reviews
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Wissahickon Gorge North Loop is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall 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.

5.5 miles
669 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running






wild flowers



22 days ago

We added on for a 6.7 mike 3 hour hike on a nice January day. We crossed the creek at Belles Mills and wound our way on the other side of the creek. So close to Philly and lovely gorge hiking. I would give 4 because at times you hike near roads and houses. Well marked yellow signs help keep you in track.

1 month ago

Great day for a hike. Good views, nice to be by the water.

4 months ago

A very nice area to hike, my dog and I had a good time. Trails are wide enough for two people to walk next to each other with room to spare, except for a couple of spots that were a little tight. The hiking trails had several rocky areas that were a little slippery due to the rain earlier in the morning.
Parking is questionable and very limited. I'd like to go back again soon. Take the side trails if you are looking for an actual hike if not the main path is crushed gravel and very wide.

5 months ago

Pretty good spot. On the one side of the creek it's all trails, the other side is an unpaved road. There were a lot of people on the road side, and it was very easy. Trail side is more of a challenge. Both sides have cool stuff to see and since the area is basically surrounded by towns and burbs, there is some really interesting old architecture. If you enter via Seminole Rd. be prepared for a steep hill on the way out.

8 months ago

We've done this one a few times. Nice wooded trail, not a ton of scenic views but still enjoyable. Helps that it's close to home :)

10 months ago

Sunday, December 04, 2016

heavy foot traffic but for a fun trail close to Philadelphia and the suburbs its absolutely worth it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

We had a great time! Gone a few times. Best if you can go midweek as the weekends brings in quite a few people. Well cared for, clean, much to see!

Monday, September 12, 2016

The trail is awesome, but beware of hikers with unleashed unfriendly dogs. My leashed pup was attacked by a women's dog who was unleashed.

If you don't have a friendly dog don't let it off its leash!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Breath taking

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Half of the trail was well maintained, the other half was very hard to follow. Certainly an easy trail none the less, finished in 1 hour.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Four stars for a decent amount of trailhead parking, tons of picnic tables and play areas located around the park area and nice trails. While this type of trail isn't something I'd normally enjoy they were well kept, wide enough for four people easily walking side by side, and would be good for cross country skiing or an easy Sunday stroll. Probably not a trail we'll head back to but serves its purpose well.

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