John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Impoundment Loop

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19185

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Impoundment Loop

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge: Impoundment Loop Professional Review and Guide

"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 birds.

In season you can check out the migratory birds as they make their spring and fall journeys. On this 1,200-acre refuge, you can bike, fish, or take a canoe and do your birding and amphibian and reptile sighting from the water. Once written off as a useless swamp, the refuge will surprise you with more than fifty species of wildflowers, an abundance of deciduous trees, and wildlife from white-tailed deer to turtles."

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Trail Information

Philadelphia
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.5
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Best Times
John Heinz Visitor Center Station, Tinicum; (215) 365-3118; www.fws.gov/refuge/John_Heinz/
Local Contacts
USGS Lansdowne, PA, and Philadelphia, PA; John Heinz NWR map available at the visitor contact station
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018