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Orange Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (14)

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


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Map Key

5.9

Miles

9.5

KM

Point to Point

212' 65 m

High

103' 31 m

Low

419' 128 m

Up

413' 126 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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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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Shared By:

Scott Spencer

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  4.7 from 14 votes

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Photos

Statue of Tedyuscung
Apr 26, 2018 near Wyndmoor, PA
Fingerspan Bridge - Actually pretty cool!
Oct 3, 2015 near Bala-Cy…, PA
Rex Ave Bridge
Apr 26, 2018 near Wyndmoor, PA
Tough uphill off of Forbidden Drive to get to the Yellow Trail.
Jan 4, 2016 near Bala-Cy…, PA
Covered Bridge
Oct 3, 2015 near Wyndmoor, PA
Glen Fern
Aug 7, 2018 near Wyndmoor, PA

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Mar 30, 2020
Bill Lee
Jun 21, 2019
Matthew Childs
Jun 8, 2019
Adit Patel
8h 21m
Jun 1, 2019
Umesh Vishwanatha
Feb 16, 2019
Natalie Burgos
9.6mi
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