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Wissahickon Hike with Brad Maule

Enjoy unique hikes through exciting parts of the Wissahickon you may have not explored before.

Date

June 14, 2020


Time

9:30am - 12:30pm


Location

Wissahickon Transportation Center
4900 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19127


THE CONFLUENCE LOOP: 3/21, 6/14
Meets at Fairmount Park parking lot, 4900 Ridge Ave (next to Wissahickon Transportation Center). 11 buses stop here in each direction. SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown train arrives just up the hill.
The lowest reach of the Wissahickon serves up both deep history and a glimpse into the future. Encounter mystic monks, early American industry, and two big and beautiful bridges. We’ll begin this hike at the parking lot at 4900 Ridge Avenue, next to the Wissahickon Transportation Center. Ride the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Line—it arrives at Wissahickon Station 15 minutes before the hike begins. Ride your bike—it’s right where the Schuylkill River and Wissahickon Bike Trails come together. Or drive—it’s a parking lot (but please do NOT park in the Philadelphia Canoe Club).

  • This hike is roughly 4.7 miles and takes about three hours.
  • MOSTLY MODERATE: This hike begins by climbing the 100 Steps, has a couple sizable hills, and a couple rocky areas. 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.