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One of the region's major areas for leisure and outdoor recreation, Wissahickon Valley Park offers numerous hiking trails, as well as a number of historical inns, mansions, mills, and bridges. Animal lovers will be delighted by the opportunity to spot deer, foxes, raccoons, groundhogs, butterflies, and other animal species native to Southeastern Pennsylvania. Make Wissahickon Valley Park a centerpiece of your Philadelphia vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Philadelphia tour itinerary maker tool.
Wissahickon Valley Park reviews
Husband was playing in a tournament at Philadelphia Cricket Club and I walked to the park (about 1 mile) and then walked several miles on the wide trail along the creek. Plenty of shade, quite a few.... more
Husband was playing in a tournament at Philadelphia Cricket Club and I walked to the park (about 1 mile) and then walked several miles on the wide trail along the creek. Plenty of shade, quite a few.... more »
A great place to trek from the Falls till the end & there are several side paths to be explored also.
A great place to trek from the Falls till the end & there are several side paths to be explored also. more »
This place is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and it was quite popular. Lots of trails and water views. Great place to unwind.
This place is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and it was quite popular. Lots of trails and water views. Great place to unwind. more »
Deducting a star just for the parking difficulties. If I didn't have my friend from the area with me, I would have a hard time figuring out where to park/get on the trail. Other than that, this is a wonderful place to hike and immerse yourself in nature. The woods are beautiful, the trail is fun and has some nice challenging uphill portions, and the wide sprawling meadow section is my favorite. Lovely area for much needed time outside.
Good place for hiking especially with small kids. Not a tough trail at all, especially with kids. It was very crowded during the weekend, we didn't get the allotted parking lots but instead had to find parking on the narrow hill road side. It didn't feel like the water is clean but a lot of people were enjoying in the water and grilling, family time on the river/stream shores. A little rugged but you can chose to stay on the not at all rugged paved roads, we did a combination of both it was worth it.
This is a beautiful park. I have visited many times and volunteered a couple. The park is really big with plenty of space to bike and walk. It's nice to sit down by the creek and also a beautiful place to take photos.
Wonderful trails that are easy to navigate for the whole family. Gorgeous trees, clear trails, amazing fungi finds and rock hounding locations throughout the park. Great for all four seasons as you get to experience something new every time.
Beautiful state park right on the border of the city. It’s only 20 minute from center city and easy to enter through multiple points. We’ve been putting the inn as a spot for GPS. if you go early enough you can park by the inn otherwise there’s a small lot outside across the bridge. Miles of trials to walk or bike. It does get muddy after rain but on a hot summer day lots of tree and leaves to make shade. If you are adventurous there are many off trails and bridges where you can branch off. And the park is big enough even though the lots are full you don’t feel like it’s crowded or loud.
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