AMCand39;s Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia  by Susan Charkes

AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia Guide Book

by Susan Charkes (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
AMCand39;s Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia  by Susan Charkes
AMC’s Best Day Hikes near Philadelphia will take you through 50 of the region’s best hikes for all levels. Ideal for families, tourists, and even locals, this easy-to-use guide will help you explore Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware year-round, from lesser-known excursions to area favorites, including several hikes on the Appalachian Trail.

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Trails from the "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 50.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.

Take an easy walk through lush woods along the Brandywine Creek and through a huge pawpaw patch, right next to historic mills and the remains of a quarry.
Wilmington, DE - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
This short but challenging hike begins with a steep scramble up and over a narrow, barren ridge. The stark landscape has a unique beauty, hosts unusual plants, and provides scenic views of the Lehigh ...
Slatington, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.75
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This loop hike features long-range scenic views from the north side of Blue Mountain into the Lehigh Valley, as well as a climb down the steep rock-debris slope of Devil’s Pulpit with views into and a ...
Slatington, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
On this scenic, rugged stretch of the Appalachian Trail along the crest of Kittatinny Mountain, challenge yourself to a ridge-top scramble over the Cliffs (the Knife Edge) and up Bear Rocks. Enjoy mar ...
New Tripoli, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
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Climb through rich woods, up and over rugged, steep, rocky mountain trails, to stunning views of the Appalachian Mountains and the bucolic valley below; this is the most well-known vista on the Pennsy ...
Hamburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.25
This is a level walk past cedar swamps through pine woods to a spectacular view of South Jersey from the highest point in the Pine Barrens.
Tabernacle, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
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Enjoy the legacies of two of Delaware’s more prominent families, the du Ponts and the Bancrofts; hike through the steep, forested blue-rock valley of the Brandywine Creek.
Greenville, DE - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
Walk through an old-growth floodplain forest at Bull’s Island, then continue along the canals and along both sides of the Delaware, where mules once towed barges and locomotives pulled trains.
Lumberville, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
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This route goes along the Jersey Shore, traversing ocean and bay beaches. Cape May is an internationally renowned birding site with a popular, long-established hawk watch. The hike passes through vari ...
West Cape May, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick is one of the largest woods in southeastern Pennsylvania. This forested loop hike leads to an observation tower with a 360-degree view.
Mount Gretna, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
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Art and architecture, boats and bridges, history and nature all converge along the river that has been at the heart of Philadelphia since the city’s founding.
Philadelphia, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
Explore the hills and forests where Daniel Boone learned to become a frontiersman; French Creek’s beauty is new and old at the same time.
Elverson, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.75
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Climb up a rugged steep gorge with numerous waterfalls; enjoy ridge-top bird’s-eye views of the Lehigh Gorge; descend along a misty mountain creek.
Jim Thorpe, PA - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 10
Hike through a diverse upper Montgomery County landscape of woods and meadows and deep ravines, around a forested lake reminiscent of New England.
Green Lane Borough, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
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Take the train to the hike! Walk along (and over) the Wissahickon Creek in quiet woods and in sunny thickets, and leave the driving to SEPTA.
Lower Gwynedd, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
Hike along an old railroad bed and an upland trail portion with rocky but gently rolling hills in a woodland setting. Historical remnants along the trail reveal the park’s past as an iron forge.
Wagontown, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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This long but rewarding hike explores numerous rich forests with diverse wildlife, climbs across ridge tops with fine views of the Lehigh Valley, and ends with a creekside trek down a beautiful rhodod ...
White Haven, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
This is a short, easy hike with great variety. It winds through ridgetop meadows to an old-growth forest along a dramatic ravine, in an area resonant with history.
Wind Gap, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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Transport yourself to Pennsylvania’s coastline without leaving the city. This level walk winds around a pond and through a freshwater tidal marsh.
Philadelphia And Folcroft, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
On this challenging but extremely rewarding hike, explore a rugged, wild gorge under cascading rhododendrons surrounded by an old-growth forest; take in sweeping views of the lower Susquehanna River.
Holtwood, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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