Loading Events

Guided Hike with Chris Dougherty: Trolley Trail

Explore the physical remains of what is now a hidden trolley network including massive stone tunnels and bridge abutments along this 4 mile loop hike led by Fairmount Park Conservancy Project Manager, Chris Dougherty.


Saturday, October 28, 2017


10:00am - 1:00pm


Chamounix Hostel
3250 Chamounix Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Meet at 10:00 AM outside of the Chamounix Hostel in West Fairmount Park. Parking is available. Please bring your own water and wear comfortable, sturdy shoes.

More about the Trolley Trail:
Fairmount Park Conservancy–along with its key partners at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) and the Belmont Plateau Trails Alliance (BPTA)–have been working to develop the Trolley Trail while pursuing key goals: reducing adverse impacts on habitat and preserving the single track mountain bike trails. The new Trolley Trail will wend its way close to bridge abutments and through tunnels dating back to 1897. Future phases will bring signage, maps and trail blazes to guide users through the vast reaches of West Fairmount Park once only accessible via the trolley. Read more here.

FREE for members of the Fairmount Park Conservancy. $10 for non-members. Register here.

For members joining this event for free, please be considerate and let us know if you need to cancel (email shirschler@myphillypark.org as soon as you know). We have had many last minute cancellations that result in missed opportunities for people hoping to attend these events.