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Orange Trail

 4.8 (12)

Length


5.8 Miles 9.4 Kilometers


443' 135 m

Ascent

-436' -133 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

214' 65 m

High

102' 31 m

Low

Shared By Scott Spencer

Conditions


Minor Issues 39 days ago
Some Mud, Fallen Trees: Some fallen trees nearer Germantown Ave, but nothing serious. History

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A technical trail with lots of rocks, some scrambling, and nice views.

Scott Spencer

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The trail starts on Germantown Avenue where the road crosses Wissahickon Creek. It ends down at Historic Rittenhouse Town.

In between is a pretty technical set of trails that take you through some really pretty territory.

The trail winds down the Wissahickon Creek and passes by covered bridges, dams, light rapids and crosses streams.

Check out the covered bridge in the first third of the trail and the Fingerspan bridge sculpture in the last third. This sculpture had to be helicoptered into place!

The trail is not marked very clearly, so make sure you pay attention at intersections etc. When in doubt stay closer to the creek and use the Hiking Project mobile app to make sure you stay on track.

Flora & Fauna

Trees, birds, various other animals. It's an incredibly wild area in the middle of the city.

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Check-Ins

Sep 17, 2018
Ari S
Aug 18, 2018
Eric Rafter
Aug 6, 2018
Wes Emmert
I did the half north of Valley Green Inn in April and was happy to do the half south of Valley Green Inn now 2mi — 0h 45m
Apr 26, 2018
Wes Emmert
2mi — 1h 00m
Jan 26, 2018
Nick Preston
4mi
Nov 5, 2017
Patrick Alves
Oct 27, 2017
Albert I
short hike from valley green in to devils pool and livezey house dam
Sep 6, 2017
Amber Redfield

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  4.8 from 12 votes

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