Hike the Wissahickon Creek Gorge Orange and White Trail

Wissahickon Creek Gorge: Orange and White Trailhead

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.

Photos: George Lezenby, Martin Lang

Pack List

  • Good shoes
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Snack
  • Binoculars
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RT Distance 6.5 Miles
Activities Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Point-to-Point
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

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Urban Escape

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


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