Wherever you live in East Falls, you’re within walking this spectacular natural resource. Explore our neck of the Wissahickon with dog & kid-friendly hikes from local trailheads. Free every month thru September with EFL.
Back by popular demand: guided walks through the prettiest — and largest — green space in Philadelphia, right in our own backyard. Wisshickon Valley Park is 2,000+ acres featuring 70 wooded trails that can seem a little daunting at first.
No worries! We’ve broken our area down into 3 interlocking loops from nearby trailheads that you can follow yourself with our maps and info. Even better: come out with your neighbors for a different Wissahickon hike every month, and discover new sides to East Falls.
Mark your calendars…
SATURDAY WISSAHICKON WALKS:
May 13, May 20, Gypsy Lane: 4pm to 6pm <– POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER!
June 17, Henry Ave: 6pm to 8pm
July 15, Wissahickon Transfer Center: 6pm to 8pm
Aug 12, Gypsy Lane: 5pm t0 7pm
Sept 16, Henry Ave: 4pm to 6pm
All welcome — generally we follow gentle (frequently paved/gravel) paths that provide a mellow workout for all ages and abilities. However, some stretches can be a little muddy/rocky/hilly, and the weather can be hot so please use your own best judgement with kids, seniors, and dogs with challenges (you know who you are).
FYI: this group walk partners with NW Philly Pack Walk, so there will be leashed dogs walking with us who will likely be very happy to meet you if you’d like. If not, plenty of room to keep your distance.
Dress appropriately and bring water for all humans & canines in your party. Don’t forget tick protection! The little buggers are extra problematic this year.
SATURDAY MAY 20: Meet at the parking lot on Gypsy Lane, off Lincoln Drive (across from the yellow “Wissahickon Hall” structure) at 4pm for a loop that’ll follow above Lincoln and under Henry Avenue bridge through Historic Rittenhouse Town, and more.