Nov 17, 2021 - Things to Do
Philadelphia trails guide: Where to take a fall hike
A walking path in Fairmount Park.
A walking path in Fairmount Park. Photo: Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Philadelphia offers more than 166 miles of trails throughout the city. With the fall foliage in full effect, now is the perfect time to get outdoors.

  • We rounded up a few places and helpful links to help plan your next hike.

Fairmount Park: No matter what side of the Schuylkill River you're on, this massive park (more than 2,000 acres!) offers trails for nearly everyone.

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge: This refuge in the southwest is home to the largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh in the state, Tinicum.

  • Access 10 miles of trails all year, including a boardwalk crossing the marsh.
  • Keep on the lookout for the wildlife in refuge, including osprey and bald eagles.

Pennypack Park: This 9-mile park includes 1,600 acres of woods, open meadows, and miles of paved and unpaved trails.

Bartram's Garden: This 50-acre National Historic Landmark in West Philly is easily accessible, free and offers views of the city's skyline.

Wissahickon Valley Park: Explore more than 50 miles of trails in this 1,800-acre park in the northwest, and even travel on horseback.

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