Enjoy unique hikes in through exciting parts of the Wissahickon Valley Park that you may have not explored before
NEW! CHESTNUT HILL LOOP: Saturday, November 3rd from 10am – 1:00pm
Meets at Chestnut Hill West Train Station.
Ride the rail and hit the trail. We’ll begin this hike at Chestnut Hill West train station and walk 10 minutes through the highest elevation in Philadelphia on our way to the Lavender Trail. From there, we’ll descend into the Wissahickon Valley and follow the creek it’s named for along rugged hiking trails to Valley Green Inn. After a short break (and maybe an ice cream cone), we’ll turn around and follow Forbidden Drive, the 2018 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year, past a centuries-old dam and an ancient drinking fountain on our way back to Chestnut Hill. Riding the train is strongly encouraged – SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West Line drops you off at the beginning of the hike. The 23, 77, and L buses also stop here. 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.