Wissahickon Gorge North Loop

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119

Wissahickon Gorge North Loop

Wissahickon Gorge North Loop Professional Review and Guide

"There are two major attractions on this hike that make this an absolute must for serious outdoor lovers. Hikers can investigate the history and historical significance of Northwest Philadelphia while they’re overwhelmed by the natural history and majestic beauty of Wissahickon Gorge. Be sure to bring your camera.

Centered around Wissahickon Gorge and the wide-flowing Wissahickon Creek, which runs 7 miles through Fairmount Park, this hike leads you to an historic stone arch and on to Indian Rock, where the Lenni Lenape Indians held council until they disappeared from the valley in the mid-eighteenth century."

Wissahickon Gorge North Loop Reviews

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This is a nice shaded trail which makes it a great place to tackle in the summer. It's a bit buggy and parking is a little tough but those are the only downsides. The hike has many lovely features such as waterfalls and streams. There are also some historical structures which you'll love if you're a history buff. The trail can be a bit narrow in some areas and rocky but it's not very difficult. My hiking friend's dog loved it!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
3.7 miles
Trail Type
Skill Level
3.5-4 hours
Wissahickon Environmental Center (also known as the Tree House Visitor Center), 300 W. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118; (215) 685-9285; www.fow.org/about-us/partners/wissahickon-environmental center. The Friends of the Wissahickon, 8708 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118; (215) 2470417; www.fow.org
Local Contacts
USGS Germantown; Map of the Wissahickon Valley, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, available from The Friends of the Wissahickon
Local Maps

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Sep 2018