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Gems in Philadelphia and Southeastern PA - 8

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gem Favorite Looking downstream at the Neal Thorpe Trail, January 2016

Lock 60 Canal Park

(5) Phoenix…, PA
gem Favorite Ringing rocks in winter

Ringing Rocks

(3) Raubsville, PA
gem Favorite Memorial Arch.

National Memorial Arch

(6) Chester…, PA
gem Favorite Muhlenberg sunrise.

Muhlenberg Brigade Huts (Log City)

(6) King of…, PA
gem Favorite Valley Forge: Varnum's Springhouse.

Washington Memorial Chapel

(6) Audubon, PA
gem Favorite "George Washington"

Washinton's Headquarters

(4) Chester…, PA
gem Favorite Abandoned forge in Valley Forge National Historical Park.

John Brown Lime Kiln

(2) Chester…, PA
gem Favorite Forest view through Tyler Arboretum.

Thoreau's "Walden" Cabin Replica

(2) Lima, PA

Recommended Routes in Philadelphia and Southeastern PA - 31

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Favorite View from the Pinnacle. Looking southeast over the Pennsylvannia farm country. A rain/hail storm had just passed through (Nov).
Difficult

Pulpit Rock and The Pinnacle

8.8 mi 14.2 km 1,032' Up 314.44 m Up 1,031' Down 314.29 m Down

Hamburg, PA
Favorite Fingerspan Bridge - Actually pretty cool!
Intermediate/Difficult

Wissahickon Valley Park

5.7 mi 9.2 km 501' Up 152.76 m Up 500' Down 152.48 m Down

Wyndmoor, PA
Favorite This is on the Golden Eagle/Skyline Trail. This is the first spot on the upper east side about a half mile after you get on the Skyline Trail that includes big boulders you must scramble over.
Difficult

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Loop

4.2 mi 6.7 km 819' Up 249.73 m Up 819' Down 249.57 m Down

Hamburg, PA
Favorite 1800's ruins on the trail.
Intermediate

Triple Entente: Edwin Leid Trail to PennDel Trail to Vaughn's Trail

4.2 mi 6.8 km 342' Up 104.1 m Up 346' Down 105.42 m Down

Avondale, PA
Favorite The view from the trail.
Intermediate

Landenberg Lasso

3.5 mi 5.7 km 256' Up 77.89 m Up 259' Down 78.91 m Down

Avondale, PA
Favorite A view from the Observation Platform during the summer.
Intermediate

Silver Lake and Observation Platform

1.0 mi 1.6 km 55' Up 16.69 m Up 55' Down 16.63 m Down

Bristol, PA
Favorite Muhlenberg sunrise.
Easy/Intermediate

Joseph Plumb Martin Trail

5.7 mi 9.2 km 300' Up 91.4 m Up 300' Down 91.4 m Down

Audubon, PA
Favorite Ringing rocks in winter
Intermediate/Difficult

Ringing Rocks Loop

0.9 mi 1.4 km 129' Up 39.33 m Up 130' Down 39.57 m Down

Raubsville, PA
Favorite Foggy day along trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sand Spring Loop

5.1 mi 8.2 km 877' Up 267.16 m Up 892' Down 271.98 m Down

Lake Wy…, PA

Philadelphia and Southeastern PA Hiking

  • 957 Miles 1,540 Kilometers of Trail
  • 34 Recommended Routes
  • 8 Gems Gems
  • 143 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 170 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 16 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Philadelphia and Southeastern PA - 295

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5.9 mi 9.5 km #1Orange Trail
Intermediate
Flourtown, PA
Intermediate
Flourtown, PA 14 
9.1 mi 14.7 km #2Trexler Border Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Schnecksville, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Schnecksville, PA 13 
3.3 mi 5.4 km #3Tri-State Marker Trail
Intermediate
Newark, DE
Intermediate
Newark, DE
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Medium Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Evansburg, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Evansburg, PA
1.3 mi 2.2 km #5Forest Loop Trail
Difficult
Atglen, PA
Difficult
Atglen, PA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #6Sober's Run Loop Trail
Easy
Belfast, PA
Easy
Belfast, PA
1.3 mi 2.2 km #7Octoraro Ridge Trail
Difficult
Atglen, PA
Difficult
Atglen, PA
2.1 mi 3.3 km #8Dismal Run Trail
Intermediate
Lima, PA
Intermediate
Lima, PA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #9Log Trail (White)
Difficult
Emmaus, PA
Difficult
Emmaus, PA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #10Deep Woods Trail
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
Intermediate
Elverson, PA

Photos of Philadelphia and Southeastern PA - 438

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Fall color and sunshine.
Nov 2, 2018 near Upland, PA
Muhlenberg sunrise.
Apr 22, 2016 near King of…, PA
The makeshift "bridge" over a section of trail that's almost always muddy or flooded.
Jul 16, 2021 near Colwyn, PA
On the path of the Long Loop
Jul 16, 2021 near Colwyn, PA
On the path of the Long Loop
Jul 16, 2021 near Colwyn, PA
The entrance to The Meadows as seen from the parking lot.
Jul 16, 2021 near Colwyn, PA
Sunset along the trail
Apr 12, 2015 near West Ha…, PA
"George Washington"
Apr 19, 2016 near Chester…, PA