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Wissahickon Gorge North Loop

MODERATE 378 reviews
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Wissahickon Gorge North Loop is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Philadelphia, 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.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 662 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

This trail was great! The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because it was very poorly marked - make sure you have a backup.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike! Diverse with parts through the woods and a gorgeous part by the water, including the falls.

1 month ago

Loved it here! However, it would be nice if this app would include specifically what trails their route includes. Most of the time we followed this map, however there were times we absolutely couldn't figure it out and we were off Trail. Ended up walking 7 to 8 miles rather than the 4.7 this app says the trail is because of that.

needs better trail markings great trails

walking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike. I would definitely go again.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great for getting away from the city for a bit. Not too many people.

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

Great trail...

hiking
3 months ago

Overall, very nice hike. Moderate difficulty is accurate. Mostly well worn trails to follow, some minor scrambling over things in areas where the trail wasn’t as well worn. Signage/trail markings isn’t as intuitive as some places - AllTrails app was useful in that it let me know when I was deviating from my route. Passed a very large group (seemed like 100 or more people) having a loud party (blasting music, loud voices) at one of the most heavily flowing (hence scenic) water spots on the gorge. Not very respectful to other people trying to enjoy their time out in nature.

hiking
3 months ago

This is literally the best place in earth. If you’re an avid trail runner the scenery can’t be beat, along with the challenging climbs. Love this place.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! A lot of different trails to take.

hiking
3 months ago

Great little trail but feels a little short and it meets with heavily trafficked areas.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

My boyfriend and I loved this trail! There are different paths for different skill levels and activities. We walked about 2 hours and there is still so much of the park we didn’t get to see. We are looking forward to going back and exploring more

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome trail. Extremely well marked. Rocky at parts so be careful of that

hiking
4 months ago

Well kept trail with great views! Plenty of places to stop along the way and take a dip in the water.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Great Trail. So much to see. Never gets boring. Very shady in the summer. Offers easy hikes on the main Forbidden Trail. And side trails that offer more strenuous hikes.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail, especially being so close to Philly. The only downside is that’s it’s supppppeeerrr crowded.

Crowded, but well maintained. Nice 3 hour hike at a slow pace

hiking
bugs
6 months ago

Moderate difficulty hike with light traffic. Ample green shade, didn't feel the heat even though the temperature was somewhere above 80f. We started with white trail, then orange and then white trail till the parking. Hiking shoes are recommend.

hiking
bugs
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
6 months ago

Got lost, fell in mud, spilled all my water. But perfect weather and serene. So, good day?

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