Best Walking in Pennsylvania

This list represents the most popular walking in Pennsylvania. Use this list to plan your next Pennsylvania walking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Churchville Nature Center


Churchville Nature Center has myriad offerings for the nature lover. It’s 54 acres of green with tons of wildlife viewing opportunities. It can provide a quiet, contemplative hike in the early morning…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Churchville, PA - Hiking, Walking - 1 mile
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#2. Delaware Canal State Park - Pennsylvania Side, Tinicum Park


This hike is part of the Delaware Canal State Park, which is essentially a 60-mile stretch between Easton and Bristol. Start in the Erwinna section, with your stepping-off point in Tinicum Park, which…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Erwinna, PA - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Walking - 2 miles
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#3. Five Mile Woods Nature Preserve


This preserve is environmentally unique because it lies on the dividing line between the geologically different Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Piedmont Plateau. Parts of the hike are along the coastal…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Morrisville, PA - Hiking, Walking - 3 miles
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#4. Neshaminy State Park - River Walk


Neshaminy State Park’s 339 acres offer a glimpse into a unique ecosystem. The park is along the banks of the Delaware River, which is tidal up to Trenton, forming a freshwater estuary. The park is a p…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Bensalem, PA - Hiking, Walking - 2.4 miles
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#5. Nockamixon State Park - Quarry Trail


Nockamixon State Park offers something for everyone. It’s definitely worth making your trip here either an all-day outing or a weekend adventure. In addition to hiking, there is boating, fishing, biki…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Quakertown, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Walking - 2.8 miles
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#6. Peace Valley Nature Center


Peace Valley Nature Center is a great place to take children, but it can also serve as a quiet respite for adults. The park is situated on the eastern end of Lake Galena and offers 14 miles of nature…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Doylestown, PA - Hiking, Walking - 1.6 miles
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#7. Ralph Stover State Park - High Rocks


Ralph Stover State Park is a favorite spot in Bucks County for picnicking, fishing, and hiking. This hike takes you through the “High Rocks” section of the park, which provides scenic views of Tohicko…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Pipersville, PA - Hiking, Walking - 1 mile
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#8. Ringing Rocks County Park


Ringing Rocks County Park has a lovely little trail to hike and a nice shaded picnic area. But the big draw to this park is the boulders. The gathering of boulders spans acres and is a joy for both ki…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Upper Black Eddy, PA - Hiking, Walking - 1 mile
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#9. Tyler State Park - Covered Bridge


The area now known as Tyler State Park was once the homestead and farm of George F. Tyler and his wife. The 1,711-acre park is a popular place for horseback riding. The park also has numerous picnicki…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Newtown, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Walking - 2 miles
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#10. Binky Lee Preserve


Binky Lee Preser ve is the perfect place to take a break from a busy schedule. With its meadows and woodlands, it offers a short, peaceful trek along former farmlands. The Natural Lands Trust manages…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Chester Springs, PA - Hiking, Walking - 2 miles
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#11. Stroud Preserve


Stroud Preserve is nearly 600 acres and has 9 miles of trails throughout. It’s also home to the Stroud Water Research Center, which is a nationally respected research and educational center. Throughou…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
West Chester, PA - Hiking, Walking - 3 miles
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#12. Ridley Creek State Park


The park is sprawling, at nearly 3,000 acres, and it has something for everyone, from hiking and biking to fishing and horseback riding. Hunting Hill Mansion, in the main part of the park, is also a p…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Media, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Walking - 2 miles
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#13. Evansburg State Park


Evansburg State Park is a favorite spot for folks in Montgomery County looking for a quiet, natural space. The Unami tribe (part of the Lenni Lenape) first settled the land that is today’s park. This…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Collegeville, PA - Hiking, Walking - 2.6 miles
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#14. Fort Washington State Park - Green Ribbon Trail


This park stretches between Springfield and Whitemarsh Townships and is a great spot for hiking and picnicking. Like many of the parks in the book, this one is a pack-in, pack-out park, meaning there…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Flourtown, PA - Hiking, Walking - 3.3 miles
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#15. Green Lane Park


Green Lane Park in northwestern Montgomery County has oodles of things to do, from fishing and boating to picnicking, and it has trails for equestrians, mountain bikers, and hikers. The park has three…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Green Lane, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Walking - 3.6 miles
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#16. Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust - Bethayres Woods


This hike is on land managed by the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust. The 812 acres of the park that run through Abington, Upper Moreland, and Lower Moreland provide numerous recreational activi…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Huningdon Valley, PA - Hiking, Walking - 0.9 miles
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#17. Valley Forge National Historical Park - Chapel Trail


The park was originally a state park but joined the national park system in 1976. And it’s huge: a whopping 3,500 acres. There’s a visitor center and museum where visitors can learn all about the Revo…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
King of Prussia, PA - Hiking, Walking - 4.5 miles
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