The Wissahickon Gorge
Wissahickon Valley Park, with steep, wooded hillsides and the refreshing coolness of the creek winding through this ancient gorge, is a magnet for all types of outdoor enthusiasts.
More than fifty miles of rugged trails challenge hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians while the wide and level Forbidden Drive is a favorite of cyclists and runners. Wissahickon Creek, which is stocked with trout each spring, is a lure for fishermen, and the entire forest is teeming with winged wildlife that delights birdwatchers. The challenge of the trails and the physical effort required to navigate them is of primary importance to some visitors, while others prefer to quietly experience what the forest has to offer.