Recreation

Wissahickon Valley Park, with its beautiful wooded hillsides and refreshing creek winding through an ancient gorge, is a magnet for all types of outdoor enthusiasts. While fifty-plus miles of rugged trails challenge the most hard-core hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians, the flatter Forbidden Drive pathway draws walkers, runners, and cyclists year round. The Creek is stocked with trout each spring and lures fishermen across the area.

Magnificently forested ridges shadow the meandering Creek and house a spiderweb of trails, which run from creek to ridge top and north and south along the whole distance of the Creek within the 1,800 acre park. When in the midst of the forest, or encountering huge boulders, sparkling waters, beautiful tree canopy, and varied rock formations, one can easily forget they are within the city limits of Philadelphia.