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Wissahickon Trails Less Traveled Hike, Philadelphia, PA


Join Friends of the Wissahickon and Gerry Schweiger for this hike "Trails Less Traveled: Something Old, Something New" to enjoy Wissahickon Valley Park.

Attendees will visit SCH’s new hiking trails and various trails that will take them to the Magarge Dam. From there attendees will travel the abandoned old White Trail and climb to locations overlooking the Hartwell Run gorge and the Wissahickon Creek. Distance: 2.5 miles. Duration: 2.25 hours. Meet at the “Cherokee” parking lot of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy adjacent to the SCH athletic fields. For GPS and internet: 8015 Cherokee Street Philadelphia, PA 19118. This hike is at a moderate level but will include one strenuous climb and difficult footing at the Magarge Dam.

Registration is recommended for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Walk may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Children over six are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information contact Cesali Renn at