Explore the most popular birding trails near Philadelphia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice place.... lots of birds... nice walk... bring binoculars and bug spray! Boardwalk is nice too!

road biking
11 days ago

The athletic fields look great, but the walking/running paths are kind of beat. Not much to see, except for all the dudes sitting in their cars in the parking lot, waiting for....

Great place to go birding. Definitely will come back, very peaceful!

walking
2 months ago

It’s FDR park in south Philly near all the stadiums. Great place to go for a walk, run or bike ride. 2-3 different trails you can follow. Fishing too as the lake is pretty stocked.

hiking
2 months ago

Was first time on a hike...was a lot of fun and the trail was wooded and well marked. Nice to see water falls and we really enjoyed the yellow trail. Was moderate hills and rocky paths. Some nice historical parts along the way as well.

hiking
3 months ago

Overall pretty easy with a few steep elevation changes that put it to the moderate level. Actually started running for stretches in some parts as it was so flat. Trails are well marked but the same trail tends to open in multiple directions several times on the trip making it a bit confusing. Watch out for bikers- trails are narrow and winding in some spots so it is tough to see one another coming. You can very easily make your own variations on this trail that would take you about the same distance. Only think I would avoid next time is the part where it takes you out to Summit Ave and you have to walk on the side of the road for about 1/3 of a mile. Still blows my mind that a hike like this is in Philly.

Considering it’s just a few miles outside of the city it’s an amazing place to get away and go for a 3 mile walk or so. Actually ended up going fishing one time and had a great experience. Beautiful place to visit

Flowing water, covered bridges, uncovered bridges, lots of up and down hills, small waterfalls--what's not to like! Access to multiple trails so you can control how easy/hard and can always go down to Forbidden Drive for nice easy stroll if you've had enough of trails. Not always super well marked, but hard to get truly lost. Recommend especially if in Philly or nearby.

This is a really great trail. Has information on tons of bird species with viewing platforms. About halfway through it tells you exactly where the eagle nest is. The boardwalk over the water is a really nice touch that I haven’t come across in any other parks in the area. A lot of the park is also handicap accessible.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail. Love the variety that this trail offers. Lots of uphill and downhill... I hike this trail on a regular basis with my pup.. And only issue is parking. I love this trail!

I went here for a dayhike in 2016. Easy walking, close to city.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Beautiful trails.

hiking
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Nice trail, needs a little more maintenance, but works for a lot in a pinch.

hiking
Monday, September 18, 2017

Really enjoyable hike. Not overly difficult except for the few hills. It's pretty up hill, flat for awhile, down hill, and then repeat. Nice varied environment

Look out for mountain bikers!!

walking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

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

paddle sports
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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.

walking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

walking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

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.

This is amazing.

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

backpacking
Saturday, December 31, 2016

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

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.

walking
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!

hiking
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.

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

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