Best forest trails in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Explore the most popular forest 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.
Map of forest trails in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top trails (16)
#1 - Wissahickon Creek Gorge Loop Trail
Fairmount Park
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 8 m
#2 - Wissahickon Park Orange Trail to White Trail
Wissahickon Valley Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
#3 - Lincoln Drive Trail
Fairmount Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
This is a partially-paved scenic path that is a popular destination for locals.Show more
#4 - Schuylkill River Trail: Philadelphia to Valley Forge
Fairmount Park
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Length: 24.6 mi • Est. 10 h 15 m
Family-friendly, flat, and paved trail good for rollerblading, biking, or walking. Some users have reported there are two-hour time limits on parking at some access points so keep that in mind when planning the length of your route. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved, smooth, and typically at least six feet wide. It is mostly gentle with an estimated average grade of 2% and a max grade of 6%.Show more
#5 - Wissahickon Creek Loop Yellow Trail
Wissahickon Valley Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
#6 - Trolley Trail
Fairmount Park
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
This trail is popular for mountain biking. Start at Chamonix Mansion in Fairmount Park. There are three trail heads at the mansion - two to the left of the mansion and one to the right of the mansion. The one to the right actually has a temporary sign that reads Trolley Trail, but don't take this one as it the signage later on is incomplete. Take either trail head to the left of the mansion. Not much evidence of the old trolley line, but early on their is a really cool brick tunnel. Most of the rest of the way parallels a small stream and then there are twists and turns on a path that runs along side some playing fields. Trail still needs some maintenance before it becomes official.Show more
#7 - Blue Bell and Forbidden Drive Loop
Fairmount Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h
#8 - Wissahickon Bikeway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#9 - Forbidden Drive
Fairmount Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
#10 - Wissahickon Creek Short Loop
Wissahickon Valley Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
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