The Best Photography in Philadelphia

Looking for the best photography in Philadelphia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Philadelphia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Philadelphia

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Photograph the Benjamin Franklin Bridge

    3.7
    Apart from Penn's Landing being a cool place for tourism or to hang out and visit, it's also quite a nice place to photograph. I've gotten the chance to take some shots while my friends were bugging me to leave, but it's still a must go to place for photographers no matter their skill level. Make...
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  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Wissahickon Creek Gorge Orange and White Trail

    4.2
    6.5 mi
    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 cros...
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  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Hike to the Thomas Mill Covered Bridge

    1 mi
    Built in 1855, the Thomas Mill Covered Bridge is an 85 foot long Howe-truss bridge located about 1/2 mile from the nearest road in Wissahickon Valley Park. Hiking to the bridge is easy and there are two routes to choose from. Start at either of the parking areas on Bells Mill Road. You can either...
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  • Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

    Hike the White Trail in Ridley Creek State Park

    2.5
    5 mi / 450 ft gain
    The white trail is the only true loop hike in the park. Strangely enough, it has no official trailhead. You can gain access to the trail from either Pavilion/picnic are #9 or Pavilion/picnic area #16. I chose picnic area #9 and hiked in a clockwise direction. This section starts very close to and...
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  • Malvern, Pennsylvania

    Hike Valley Forge

    3.9
    2.5 mi
    There are many trails to choose from on Mt. Misery and a good place to start is at the parking lot located at the intersection of Yellow Springs Road and Library Lane (off of the main Valley Creek Road).The Mt. Misery Trail starts there, heads up through the trees about 0.75 miles and meets up wi...
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  • Collegeville, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Skippack Creek Trail

    4.5
    7 mi / 150 ft gain
    The Skippack Creek Trail was one of my favorites on this most recent trip. Any chance I can hike a trail along side a river, I take advantage of it. The trail starts on the south side of Skippack Creek at a parking area on Kratz Road. It was early in the morning and the weather could not be more ...
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  • Doylestown, Pennsylvania

    Photograph the Peace Valley Lavender Fields

    4.0
    Capture the beautiful barn house shop on a farm while taking in the wonderful scent of lavender. Peace Valley Lavender Farm is open during the day and sells a plethora of lavender products from soaps to eats. Pull into the driveway and park behind the barn house for free.  It's a wonderful spot f...
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  • Doylestown, Pennsylvania

    Birdwatch at Peace Valley Park

    The feeder area is located in Peace Valley Park, tucked right behind the Peace Valley Nature Center. Here is where you'll find many unique smaller species. The shelter is covered and has several benches to relax on as you watch and photograph many varieties of birds. I've seen many blue jays and ...
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Creekside and Brandywine Valley Trail Loop

    4.5
    5.5 mi / 20 ft gain
    This loops starts out from the Rockland Road Trail head.  There is a pay station here that is self-regulated.  Creekside Trail starts here and runs the entire length of Brandywine Creek State Park along the Brandywine River. The trail is an easy 2.6 miles long and continues into First State Natio...
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  • New Castle County, Delaware

    Hike the Hidden Pond Trail

    4.0
    2.8 mi / 3 ft gain
    Brandywine Creek State Park, a 933-acre park located in Northern Delaware, offers 14 miles of hiking trails, expanses of open fields, and the beautiful Brandywine Creek. The Hidden Pond trail is an excellent hike through the hardwood forests and down to the banks of the creek. The trail begins by...
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  • New Hope, Pennsylvania

    Visit Bowman’s Hill Tower

    4.0
    Right off of River Road (Rt. 32), Bowman's Hill is one of the best views in Bucks County. When driving on River Road, you will see a sign for Bowman's Tower that leads to the top, where there is an ample amount of parking. From there, walk a short distance and then climb the tower for the view.  ...
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  • New Castle County, Delaware

    Hike the Indian Springs Trail

    5.0
    1.8 mi
    The Indian Springs trailhead is located to the right of the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center. The address for your GPS is 41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, DE, 19807.The trail starts out following along a crafted stone wall built in the 1800's and leads you through the 190 year-old tulip po...
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

    10.4 mi
    If you are going to tour Northern Delaware, look no further than the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail. This 10.4 mile trail links some of the best sites and attractions in the region including Bellevue State Park, Wilmington State Park, Brandywine Creek State Park, Brandywine Zoo, and Rockford Pa...
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  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Hike Jack Markell Trail

    5.0
    7.9 mi / 183 ft gain
    The path was formerly known as the Industrial Track Greenway Trail after the old operating freight line. It is now paved and a fairly easy trail with minimal elevation. You’ll note some of the most scenic parts of the trail include views of Christina River in downtown Wilmington, several bridges,...
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  • Lambertville, New Jersey

    Mountain Bike Dry Run Creek Trail

    1 mi
    This short trail runs alongside a small creek, and is a perfect spot for mountain biking and running. There is a small parking lot right at the trailhead, making this spot very convenient to access. It is not a very challenging ride, although there are a few ruts that can be messy if it has recen...
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  • Lambertville, New Jersey

    Hike the Goat Hill Overlook

    1 mi
    Hike a short and easy path up a hill to the Goat Hill Overlook where you'll have a wonderful view of the Delaware River and New Hope, PA. Put 'Goat Hill Overlook' into your maps and you will be led right to the trailhead where you can easily park in the gravel parking lot or on the side of the pa...
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