Events In The Watershed

8 Mile Crossways Connector Hike

Sunday, October 08 at 09:00 am


All Hikers


Hike description:

Meet and park at the Four Mills Barn. From there we will hike north on the Green Ribbon Trail to arrive at Penllyn Woods (~3 miles). This stretch of the hike is through wooded areas and along the Wissahickon Creek. At Penllyn Woods, we'll connect with the County Trail, which is paved and passes through a residential area for less than a mile. After two road crossings, the County Trail enters Crossways Preserve, where it becomes mowed grass and then crushed stone, and passes a small wetland before coming out at the parking lot at Crossways. We'll then take a short water/snack/rest break (~4 miles in) in the parking lot, where there is a meadow view, then retrace our steps to the Barn. 


Elevation change: less than 200ft

Trail surface(s): Dirt with roots, rocks, and dips; crushed stone; pavement; mowed grass

Pace: Moderate – roughly 30 minutes per mile

Features: Water crossings, stepping stone crossings, road crossings, bridges (metal and wooden, some high above the creek and with steps required), wooden boardwalks

Amenities: Restroom at Four Mills Barn, one shaded bench at Crossways Preserve

Habitat: Forest, residential, shrubland/meadow

What to bring: water, snacks, bug spray, sun protection


Not recommended for strollers or wheeled vehicles due to terrain.


Service dogs only.


We are happy to offer this program at no cost to participants, but if you are able, a $10 suggested donation would be greatly appreciated. Wissahickon Trails is a local, community-supported nonprofit. Our budget depends entirely on the generosity of our supporters—individuals, foundations, and corporations.  Donate online today.

Event Details
  • Location

    Meet at Four Mills Barn, 12 Morris Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

  • Contact

  • Parking

    Gravel parking lot at Four Mills Barn

  • Price

    Free; donations accepted