Looking for a great trail near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 18 great trail running trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Fairmount Park or Pennypack Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 14 easy trails in Philadelphia ranging from 1.5 to 9.2 miles and from 13 to 403 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
11 days ago

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
26 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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muddy
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

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muddy
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over grown
rocky
1 month 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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muddy
1 month ago

Nice way to get out of the city. We saw two deer in close proximity and it was wonderful. We tried to stick to the Gray Fox trail but just ended up walking around until we got lost and then used the AllTrails recording to find our way back.

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muddy
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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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

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