ElevationAscent: 417' 127 m
Descent: -318' -97 m
High: 207' 63 m
Low: 58' 18 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
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“A wide, winding trail with a great view of Wissahickon Creek.”— Scott Spencer
Many of the local college and high school track and field teams run along this path. Be prepared to get passed!
Along the way you'll pass lush fauna, lots of chances to explore trails that spring off of Forbidden Drive, as well as other cool attractions:
- At approximately mile 2, look across the creek at the very cool Fingerspan Bridge.
- At approximately mile 2.75, you can get lunch or a snack at the Valley Green Inn.
- At approximately mile 3.5, look across the creek and see the statue of the last Lenni-Lenapi Chief.
- At approximately mile 4.5 is the Red Covered bridge.
There are a ton of options getting back if you want a change of scenery; both the Yellow Trail and Orange Trail connect back, though they are quite a bit longer and not nearly as easy.
This really is a beautiful area in the city of Philadelphia.
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