Tag: wissahickon park

marked for death

Another trip to the beautiful Wissahickon park. This trip was much different from our last trip there. We took the meadows trail again. This is definitely one of my favorite trails in the Wissahickon because you just feel so far removed from the city. It also seems like no matter what time of the year it is there are so few people on this trail.

a view of wissahickon park
one of the many reasons i love philly
the meadows trail in wissahickon park
the medows


hard to kill

snowy trails in the wissahickon

So I know this was only hike number two of 2014 but this was one of my favorites. We went Wissahickon park again but took a different route than the previous week. This trip was absolutely beautiful. There was already snow on the ground when we started and about a quarter in it started to snow again. It was so quiet and serene it was hard to believe we were in Philadelphia. On this particular hike, the only other people we ran into were 4 mountain bikers, who I thought were so awesome and hardcore ,  a cross country skier and a snowshoer. Again, hard to believe we were still in Philadelphia.

snowy bridge
a snow covered bridge in the Wissahickon


above the law*

trees in wissahickon park

My first hike of the new year and the first post of Philly Hikes! I decided to start this site as a way to document mostly my hikes in and around the Philadelphia area and also as something that will hopefully become a resource for others looking to get active and outside in this area. I’ve been trying to get at least one hike in a week and I hope to document them all here. I also love to bike, run and walk around the city so I’ll probably be adding some of those trips here as well.

hiking through the wissahickon
The man friend hiking with me on a cold winter day.