Explore the physical remains of what is now a hidden trolley network along this 4-mile loop hike led by Kevin Roche
Sunday, October 24, 2021
10:00am - 12:30pm
3250 Chamounix Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19131
The Fairmount Park Trolley operated in East & West Park from 1896-1946 providing a reliable and enjoyable means of accessing park amenities. 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 Kevin Roche.
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.
Estimated distance: 4 mile loop
Terrain: mainly hilly trails
TICKET PRICES: Pay what you can – $15, $20, or $25
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
– Please dress according to weather conditions.
– Please wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking
– Bring water and a snack
– Bring bug spray and sunscreen
-There are nearby bathrooms (port-a-potties)
-Appropriate for adults & mature adolescents (minors must be ticketed and accompanied by a guardian)
PARKING: There is plenty of free parking in the park. As always, NEVER leave valuables in your car!
CAP / COVID PROTOCOL: COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols:
This event will be capped at 18 people. Please only register if you fully intend to attend and let us know if you need to cancel ASAP.
All participants must wear a mask for the duration of the event
Participants must maintain 6 feet of distance from one another during the event
If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home.
POSTPONEMENT / CANCELLATION POLICY: Light rain or shine. Rescheduled in the case of severe weather
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: If Philadelphia’s parks make a difference in your life – consider becoming a member of Fairmount Park Conservancy and help ensure that Philadelphia’s parks are enhanced for generations to come. PLUS members register first for events and enjoy discounts on park experiences including Treetop Quest, Shofuso and more!
Learn more about the Trolley Trail here: https://myphillypark.org/trolley-trail-construction/