Hike the Wissahickon Creek Gorge Orange and White Trail
Pennsylvania › Wissahickon Creek Gorge Orange and White Trailhead
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Immerse yourself in the sounds of the water flowing and the wind in the trees, and breathe the fresh air in this lush and secluded setting.
Wissahickon Creek Gorge Orange and White Trail is lush, quiet, and teeming with wildlife. Keep your ears tuned for chickadees, woodpeckers, titmice, blue jays, and more as you hike. The trail is point-to-point, over 6 miles long and accessible to beginners.
Need a rest? 2.5 miles in you will cross a bridge and the Valley Green Inn, which has public restrooms and a restaurant.
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For being close to the city of Philadelphia there could not be a better way to get out for a good trail run or hike and not have to drive. For most outdoor people this is a quick (30min.) bike ride from Center City along the Schuylkill bike paths to East Falls. There is some good mountain biking up through the trails. FYI... it can be busy on weekends but manageable.
Valley Green Inn
Awesome brunch spot!
Great Trail System
It is a great well maintained trail system in Philadelphia
My favorite part about wissahickon is its many hidden trail/gems. Like the Amazing Indian statue (I can't remember the name) about .2 miles east of the main trail. It over looks the creek and trails; will definitely be back when there's snow.
Busy but pretty
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Explore George W Child's Park
Pennsylvania / George W. Child's Park Parking
Once parked, enter the trailhead and follow the trail down Dingmans Creek to the first set of falls. Try taking pictures from off the trail to the right of these falls.