Enjoy unique hikes in through exciting parts of the Wissahickon Valley Park that you may have not explored before
Sunday, August 26, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
4900 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA
UPDATE: This August 4 hike was postponed to August 26 due to rain and poor trail conditions. Please sign up for the August 26th date.
CONFLUENCE HIKE: Sunday, August 26 10:00am – 1:00pm
Meets at 4900 Ridge Ave Parking Lot
The lowest reach of the Wissahickon is lined with magic as it heads into the Schuylkill. This hike sews together geography, industrial history, mystic monks, Norman Rockwell, and a park that doesn’t exist yet with the same thread. Total length is around 4.5 miles and 2.5 hours; there are some challenging hills, so bundle up, bring water (and a snack), and wear sturdy boots, ready to hit the trail. We’ll meet at 10am at the Fairmount Park parking lot at 4900 Ridge Avenue, next to the Wissahickon Transportation Center. Ride your bike—it’s right where the Schuylkill River and Wissahickon Bike Trails come together. Ride the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Line—trains from Center City arrive at Wissahickon station just up the hill. Ride a bus—11 bus lines stop at the Wissahickon Transportation Center next door. Or drive—it’s a parking lot!
$10 for non-members
Free for members of Fairmount Park Conservancy (membership starts at $35/year and includes year-round events).