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Orange Trail

 4.8 (11)
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Length

5.8 Miles 9.4 Kilometers

97%

Runnable

Elevation

443' 135 m

Ascent

-436' -133 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

214' 65 m

High

102' 31 m

Low

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All Clear 53 days ago
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A technical trail with lots of rocks, some scrambling, and nice views.

Scott Spencer

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

This trail is really technical. Dogs are supposed to be on leash but most of the time they are not. Also, parts of the trail allow mountain bikes. Be aware. It's been my experience that the mountain bikers are pretty courteous.

Description [Suggest Changes]

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 Trail Run Project mobile app to make sure you stay on track.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

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

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Oct 20, 2017
Van Damien
Sep 4, 2017
Leeyat Slyper
7mi — 4h 00m
Apr 15, 2017
Matt Beirne

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  4.8 from 11 votes

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