Hiking Wissahickon Creek Gorge Loop Trail
Wissahickon Creek Gorge Loop Trail (Philadelphia, PA)
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I wanted to check out the Wissahickon Creek Gorge Loop Trail near Philadelphia. The Wissahickon Creek Gorge Loop Trail is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that features multiple trails for runners, hikers, and mountain bikers. The orange trail and white trail and slightly more technical than Forbidden Drive. The Friends of the Wissahickon do a great job maintaining the trails for the city of Philadelphia.
We’ve run at Wissahickon dozens of times but never taken the back trails and hiked. The Wissahickon Creek Gorge Loop Trail is a 9.2 mile trafficked loop trail. It has a waterfall and isn’t too technical that with the right shoes, most people are able to hike.
If you’ve never been The Wissahickon Valley Park, there are more than 50 miles of trails. You can run, hike, or bike and forget you’re still in Philadelphia.
The main trail, Forbidden Drive, runs five miles along Wissahickon Creek. Forbidden Drive is a wide, flat, gravel, road that I’ve run on many times.
While HikingWissahickon Creek Gorge Loop Trail You’ll see a little bit of everything Philadelphia has to offer:
- Wissahickon Gorge
- Valley Green Inn
- Covered Bridge
- Fingerspan Bridge
- Runners, hikers, and mountain bikers
- Possibly horseback riders too (We didn’t that day, but we do many times we are running)
The Wissahickon Gorge
You can see all hikes here.
In all, it was a great afternoon. Let me know, have you been hiking in Philadelphia? What’s your favorite part?