Best Hikes Near Philadelphia  by John L. and Debra Young

Best Hikes Near Philadelphia Guide Book

by John L. and Debra Young (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Philadelphia  by John L. and Debra Young
The beauty of the hikes in this book is that you won’t have to take a personal loan to buy gas for your vehicle, simply because none of the hikes listed here are more than 60 miles from Center City. Also, the majority of the hikes in this guide are rated easy to moderate, so other than a good pair of hiking boots, you won’t need any expensive equipment to enjoy these day hikes. In short, there are no hard climbs in this guidebook; on the other hand, there are plenty of easy to moderate hills to climb in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Philadelphia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 40.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.

If you’re looking for a place in the city of Philadelphia where you can get away from it all, this hike just might be the place for you. This is an easy hike that takes you through a natural area, whi ...
Shawmont, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
You begin this hike on a mowed pathway that runs between a wind-blown knoll on your left that was once a farmer’s field, and a grassy floodplain area on your right. You cut down off the knoll and ente ...
Chester Springs, PA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1.8
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You begin this easy hike by walking downhill to a pristine stream where you can explore an authentic millrace dam, then visit a log cabin before you cross the stream on an historic three-arched stone ...
New Hope, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
This moderate hike begins in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood in East Fairmount Park in the city of Philadelphia. Here, you walk on sidewalks that lead past baseball fields and picnic areas as you ...
Camden, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
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There are a number of interesting and fascinating features on this easy hike, but the most striking feature is the gray-stone walls that run alongside and throughout the park. The walls were construct ...
Wilmington, DE - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
As you start this hike, you’ll see plenty of young mothers with their young children. One reason for this is that the trailhead shares the parking lot with the park playground; another reason is that ...
Schwenksville, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
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This easy hike leads you through a forest where you will see a beaker hazelnut, a grandfather beech, sour gum trees, aspens, sassafras, and a white oak, without ever leaving the trail. In other words, ...
Churchville, PA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1.6
This easy hike is long enough to give you a good workout as you explore the many facilities and activities the park has to offer. For example, if you’re a mountain biker, the park has a wooded section ...
Langhorne, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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It’s not often that you can walk in the footsteps of an American icon, but on this hike that is exactly what you will be doing as you hike the same lanes and forest paths where Daniel Boone once tille ...
Birdsboro, PA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 1.7
This hike is a double whammy: First, it’s a short, easy hike alongside one of the prettiest streams in Bucks County, where you might see fishermen in waders casting about for native trout or a pair of ...
Langhorne, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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If you’ve ever wanted to get away from it all, take this moderate hike. You start out walking where the fishermen walk, alongside Neshaminy Creek, where you will see the “fishermen’s paths” that lead ...
Langhorne, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
This is an easy, flat hike. It is rated moderate due to its length. If you have two vehicles and want to shorten this hike, park one of your vehicles in the parking lot near Errico’s Market in Stockto ...
Upper Black Eddy, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.1
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You hike along the tree-lined perimeter of Fort Mott State Park to the Delaware River, where you walk on a sea wall and take in the views. From there you take the Interpretive Trail through a small fo ...
Pennsville, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
Even though this easy hike is only two miles long, you’ll experience two completely different ecosystems as you cross over the fall line that separates the coastal plain from the Piedmont Plateau. Alo ...
Yardley, PA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2
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After you finish this 2.5-mile loop, you can visit historic Hopewell Furnace, a oncethriving industrial plantation built on the border of Berks and Chester Counties in 1771. See a restored iron maker’ ...
Elverson, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
Want a hike where you can take your children and your parents? This is it. Along this easy, flat hike, you’re surrounded by nature’s beauty and the excitement of spotting some of the 280 species of bi ...
Woodbury, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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There are a number of interesting trails here, and there are a number of ways to connect the various trails to create your own hike. This hike is an easy hike for beginners who like their adventures m ...
Audubon, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
On this short, easy hike you’ll have the chance to experience the grandeur of one of the world’s premier horticultural showplaces. Along the way you can visit twenty outdoor gardens—each fashioned in ...
Kennett Square, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
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There are a number of highlights on this moderate hike that just about anybody could do. After you hike through the activity and picnic area of the park, you cross Pennypack Creek on an interesting fo ...
Huntington Valley , PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
On this flat hike you’ll walk on the first canal and towpath begun in the United States. Your hike starts from the gentrified downtown area of Manayunk, a former workingclass neighborhood that is now ...
Shawmont, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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