Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia

4.8
#8 of 21 in Parks in Philadelphia
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  • I mean to make this a frequent activity; 6 of us walked from Chestnut Hill through Forbidden Drive to a good restaurant across from Chestnut Hill College. It really feels like a forest, but you're sti...  more »
  • I visit the Wissahickon Valley frequently; it's near my home. It's a nice place for walks, dog walking, etc. There are plenty of trails and there's a large main path, trail, or whatever.... Forbidden ...  more »
  • I feel so privileged that I only live fifteen minutes away from here (if that) ... Wissahickon is a beautiful park, with easy trails for the whole family, or a bit more complex if you're up for a work...  more »
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  • Without a doubt this is one of the most beautiful hikes you could go on. The trails are located along the river and vary in difficulty. Depending on where you start your hike, one side of the river has a well kept paved walkway, while the other side has a natural trail. The paved walkway is wide which easily accommodates the crowd of visitors that visit on summer weekends. The trails on the other side of the river are great for a challenge. You will encounter boulders to climb over, small cliffs to look out from, and stone stairways that help you navigate the steepest areas. The only negative I have on this place is the crowds. On weekends you will definitely find yourself walking by groups of people playing loud music and drinking, which is against the parks rules. If this was enforced more, it would deserve 11 out of 10 stars.
  • A popular and well known local hike for good reason. Trails are well marked and easy to hike, and it is highly accessible. Many trail access points with lots of parking spots, though it can be hard to find on busy days. Always worth a repeat visit. Stopping at the Valley Inn to do the forbidden drive trail is recommended.
  • Absolutely love this place. Great way to get out of the city and get some nature in you. You can spend a whole day here easily. It is beautiful and anybody you see look the trail is pleasant and happy. Also it's the closest thing to nature you can get here in Philly.
  • Have been coming here all my life. Very relaxing. have a picnic. sit on a bench & fed the ducks. hike one of the many trails. have lunch or dinner or try the ice cream bar. Hard to believe your still in one of America's largest cities. Plenty of free parking ( caution ! do not park illegally. parking authority aggressively enforce it. and do not leave valuables. thieves have ruined an otherwise 5 star experience. ) I have brought all three wives here and they all loved it ! 😀
  • The Wis is one of my favorite places to run. Not only is it great for running, biking, and hiking but it is also a romantic place for a picnic with the girl, playing fetch with the dog in the river, or even just enjoying what groups of trees can look like set against the rising sun. The trails are well taken care of and they feel as safe as running through the woods can be!
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