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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 "George Washington"

Washinton's Headquarters

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

Thoreau's "Walden" Cabin Replica

(3) Lima, PA
gem Favorite Muhlenberg sunrise.

Muhlenberg Brigade Huts (Log City)

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

Washington Memorial Chapel

(7) Audubon, PA
gem Favorite Abandoned forge in Valley Forge National Historical Park.

John Brown Lime Kiln

(2) Chester…, PA

Recommended Routes in Philadelphia and Southeastern PA - 30

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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).
Intermediate/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 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 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 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 Up above the skippack
Intermediate

Skippack Creek Full Loop

4.7 mi 7.5 km 355' Up 108.32 m Up 357' Down 108.74 m Down

Skippack, 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 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

  • 988 Miles 1,590 Kilometers of Trail
  • 33 Recommended Routes
  • 8 Gems Gems
  • 149 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 180 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 16 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Philadelphia and Southeastern PA - 312

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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 14 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #3Medium Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Evansburg, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Evansburg, PA
3.3 mi 5.4 km #4Tri-State Marker Trail
Intermediate
Newark, DE
Intermediate
Newark, DE
1.3 mi 2.2 km #5Forest Loop Trail
Difficult
Atglen, PA
Difficult
Atglen, PA
3.1 mi 5.0 km #6Multi-use Trail
Easy
Norristown, PA
Easy
Norristown, PA
1.3 mi 2.2 km #7Octoraro Ridge Trail
Difficult
Atglen, PA
Difficult
Atglen, PA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #8Sober's Run Loop Trail
Easy
Belfast, PA
Easy
Belfast, PA
2.1 mi 3.3 km #9Dismal Run Trail
Intermediate
Lima, PA
Intermediate
Lima, PA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #10Log Trail (White)
Difficult
Emmaus, PA
Difficult
Emmaus, PA

Photos of Philadelphia and Southeastern PA - 445

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Fall color and sunshine.
Nov 2, 2018 near Upland, PA
Muhlenberg sunrise.
Apr 22, 2016 near King of…, PA
Sunset along the trail
Apr 12, 2015 near West Ha…, PA
Muhlenberg Huts.
Mar 9, 2016 near King of…, PA
View from the Pinnacle. Looking southeast over the Pennsylvannia farm country. A rain/hail storm had just passed through (Nov).
Jul 8, 2018 near Hamburg, PA
Spring time on Martin Luther King drive in Philadelphia
May 3, 2015 near Bala-Cy…, PA
Long straightaway at the beginning of the trail
Aug 27, 2019 near Belfast, PA
Following along the river
Oct 16, 2018 near Schneck…, PA