John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

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"Every day, thousands of people zip by a hidden natural gem in the City of Brotherly Love. Nestled near Philadelphia International Airport and I-95 are about 1,000 acres of natural space. The John Heinz Wildlife Refuge boasts 10 miles of trails and an abundance of wildlife to enjoy while hiking.

Today, approximately 1.7 million people live within 10 miles of John Heinz. It is a birder’s paradise, providing ample nourishment for birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway. The trail can also provide respite for weary urbanites seeking refuge in nature."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
3.7 miles
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Trails: daily, sunrise–sunset; visitor center: daily, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Local Contacts
USGS Lansdowne
Local Maps
Impoundment wetland, woods

Activity Feed

Jul 2018