Enjoy unique hikes through exciting parts of the Wissahickon you may have not explored before.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm
CHESTNUT HILL WEST LOOP: 2/22
Meets at Chestnut Hill West Train Station: 9 West Evergreen Avenue
Ride the rail and hit the trail. We’ll begin this hike at Chestnut Hill West train station and pass the highest point in Philadelphia as we walk through the neighborhood to the Lavender Trail. We’ll descend into the Wissahickon Valley on rugged hiking trails to Valley Green Inn, and return along historic Forbidden Drive. Ride the Chestnut Hill West Line – the train arrives just before the hike begins. If you drive, the Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation’s purple lot is the closest to the station. You might also find street parking on Hilltop Road.
- This hike is roughly five miles and takes about three hours.
- MOSTLY MODERATE: There are some rocky areas and a couple steep hills. Sturdy boots strongly recommended.
Fairmount Park Conservancy offers opportunities to get into the woods and discover some of the hidden gems of our park system with a beloved hike leader, Brad Maule. Enjoy unique hikes through exciting parts of the Wissahickon you may have not explored before. Please note that these are moderately challenging hikes and we strongly encourage the use of proper hiking shoes and packing plenty of water and snacks for the journey!
$15 for non-members.
Free for members of Fairmount Park Conservancy (membership starts at $35/year and includes year-round events).
Fairmount Park Conservancy members may sign up one person per hike with any membership level under $100.