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Wissahickon Valley Park

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Best Place in Philly...

Spend the day hiking the trails and enjoying one of the largest city parks in the country...and be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Great hiking

Hiked through here several times. Every time I discover a new trail. Lots of hills and rocky... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Keith E
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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  • Average1%
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“covered bridge”(20 reviews)
“forbidden drive”(36 reviews)
“city limits”(11 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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W Valley Green Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend the day hiking the trails and enjoying one of the largest city parks in the country...and be sure to find the Indian statue!

Thank ZerohF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super clean and well maintained. The park was bigger than I expected it to be, but you can loop the whole trail in an hour/maybe two if you wanted. Definitely worth a visit if you're looking for some outdoor experiences within the city.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked through here several times. Every time I discover a new trail. Lots of hills and rocky terrain, so you can get a good workout. My favorite hill is the one near Bell Mills Rd and Forbidden Drive. If you just want a casual stroll...More

Thank Keith E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very popular place all year round, but a wonderful place to walk during the hot days of summer as it is almost entirely shaded. That said, more parking is needed at Northwestern Ave and at other entrances.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is a lovely bike pedestrian paved trail which parallels the creek. There is abundant wildlife like fish and snakes in the stream area and an occasional heron.

Thank G6292QDbradb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for a hike with family. It was raining and we wanted to get out of the house and didn't care if we got alittle wet. We had a blast and walked about 4 miles instead of vegging in front of the TV. The trails...More

Thank flash7676
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was introduced to Forbidden Trail by my daughter, who visits often. We have gone together several times and I always see something new each time that I missed the last. I can't wait to see the fall colors on the water.

Thank MsPastryChef
Reviewed August 6, 2018

biking on forbidden drive is very nice. If you are into mountain biking there are off road trails. Lots of. hiking trails where you feel you are in the woods and no longer in the city!!

Thank Jeremy613
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The locals call the beautiful section of Philly "Valley Green". The name fits perfectly. It's located inside a low laying park surrounded by lush greens and water. There are jogging trails, bike paths, hiking and whatever else that may interest you. Pack a lunch. Stop...More

Thank 553kennethj
Reviewed August 5, 2018

If we lived closer, we'd be her more often. Wissahickon is a great park for getting outside and moving about. Meetup groups use it as a destination spot for hikes, you can run, hike, and bike on the trails.

Thank RDOff2go
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Thomas B
September 5, 2018|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Start at the Valley Green Inn restaurant and cross the bridge over the creek.
July 31, 2018|
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Response from lovetravel282015 | Reviewed this property |
You can ask the concierge at your hotel for information on SEPTA buses which take you to the Wissahickon Transpirtation Center. Across the street there is a trail into the park. Or take an Uner. There is a walking trail... More
Tzvi Mordechai K
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Nitisha J | Reviewed this property |
I agree.. it doesn't close and I have never been there after dark, unless one wants to try night hike