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Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia

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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.
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  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Went here on Sunday morning around 9AM. It was hard to find parking so plan to go early. The park was beautiful. We hike on the orange trail and absolutely loved it. The park was very clean. Valley cafe was also very good right across the river and prices were very affordable. It’s must visit park if you are in philly area. Great way to get your cardio done while enjoying nature.
  • A really good place to go for a trail run and to take in some great views or go fishing. A large variety of trails that will take you on many challenging runs throughout the park. I would also recommend you bring your family alot for a nice picnic 🧺.

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