Explore the most popular Running 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.

A favorite since childhood. I visited this week and it was very cold and so quiet! Yes, if you’re going to complain about the crowds, dogs, and bikes, perhaps choose another trail. Even within Wissahickon Valley Park, there are plenty of options. Forbidden Drive and Valley Green are historically the most popular.

A very good mix of rock, mud, slopes and flat areas. Also the orange trail takes you near the water which is a plus. Can also bike on a few of the trails here. Overall, would definitely recommend for a morning hike.

Trash everywhere

Nice trail with relatively level elevations

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muddy
20 days ago

The curve off river was very fun to mountain bike but very steep on one the way back to my start points.

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rocky
25 days ago

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rocky
25 days ago

Lovely, local escape into nature.

Really lovely, scenic hike with some nice rock formations, mossy spots, great river views, and interesting bridges/stairs. Orange trail section is a lot more scenic (down by the river) than the white trail section (higher up in the woods). I was glad I was wearing hiking boots as some areas were lightly muddy or had slick rocks. A couple downed trees to crouch under and little streams to cross made it even more fun. What a treat on a 65 degree January day last weekend.

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rocky
1 month ago

nice mid-length trail w lots of diverse scenery. first part is quite busy. warm Jan day- counted about 20+ dogs :)

Is it the best hiking ever? No. But considering it’s proximity to the city it’s awesome. Definitely worth the trip. It’s nice to have something like this so close to the city. Be advised there is a lot of people around so if you’re looking to have the trail mostly to yourself, this isn’t the place.

Awesome trail overall! Lots of really cool things to see, especially along the river. I would rate this moderate though, there are a lot of obstacles (downed trees, crossing small streams, etc) but definitely worth it

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muddy
1 month ago

Kid friendly and easy hike. Crowded with lots of dogs. A little muddy so wear hiking shoes!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Such a great place to get a nice hike or walk in with your dog. It’s a nice 2 mile loop, with some cut-thru trails. A gorgeous meadow, and a connection to forbidden dr. It’s officially one of my new favorite places in Philadelphia. Great spot

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1 month ago

Did this trail today. Saw no hikers and one cyclist (a Thursday afternoon). Lots of cool old bridges and buildings. Good view of the skyline from the top of Belmont Plateau (just off the trail). Mostly easy to follow but could have some better signage. We parked on Conshohocken Ave by the River Park House Condominium (Google it) and took the short trail from the road to the Stone Arch Bridge and started the Trolley Trail there. Other users have complained about car noise and trash. This is a hike in the city. If you live in Philly you can probably get here in about twenty minutes depending on your neighborhood. It isn't the great outdoors but it's definitely worth the stroll if you live here and like exploring Philly. Here's a link to another good map with a few more details: https://myphillypark.org/app/uploads/2017/08/Trolley_Trail_Final_2017-05-252.png And someone did a good write up on the history here: https://davisshaver.com/2018/04/23/fairmount-park-trolley-trail-history-and-maps/

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