Events In The Watershed

Walk the Wissahickon

Sunday, September 26 at 08:00 am

Hike

All Hikers

B)2019 Jamie Stewarti
Pre-registration is closed. Walk-up registration is available starting at 7:30am on Sunday, September 26, at 1 Parkside Place, North Wales 19454.

 

Take part in the 25th anniversary of Walk the Wissahickon and experience the beauty of the Green Ribbon Trail through Montgomery County. Choose from 3 hike lengths – 4, 7, or 12 miles - along our longest and most popular trail. Wissahickon Trails’ staff and volunteers will lead you along the natural, mostly unpaved trail through diverse wetlands, woodlands, and meadows as you follow the Wissahickon Creek. (See NEW for 2021 below). All funds raised support Wissahickon Trails efforts to protect and restore the Wissahickon Creek and surrounding trails for the entire community to enjoy.  

 

Fees 

$35 register by September 6 

$40 register by September 19 

$45 register starting September 20 

Includes snacks, lunch, bus transportation and t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by September 2) 

 

Event details 

All walks start at 8am at Parkside Place in Upper Gwynedd. All hike lengths are approximate. 

  • 4-mile walk: End at Penllyn Woods, Lower Gwynedd township 
  • 7-mile walk: End with lunch at Four Mills Reserve and historic Barn, Ambler 
  • 12-mile walk: End at Fort Washington State Park, Flourtown Day Use area 

 

 

  • Rain or shine. 
  • All walks stay together with several staff and volunteer leaders throughout the pack. 
  • 12-mile walk is recommended for hardy, fast-paced walkers age 15 and over.  
  • Support teams available to carry extra gear and help at road crossings. 
  • All participants enjoy lunch at the historic Four Mills Barn, Wissahickon Trails’ Headquarters, in Ambler. 
  • All participants will be bussed back to Upper Gwynedd, Parkside Place. 
  • No dogs, strollers or wheeled vehicles allowed. 
  • The walk course will be mostly on a natural unpaved trail and you will encounter stepping stone crossings and bridges along the way. There will be approx. 1.3 miles of walking on the road and a section of paved trail through Fort Washington State Park for the 12-mile walk. 

 

NEW for 2021 

If you’ve participated in previous years, you will notice some changes for the 2021 version of the event:

  • Due to the trail closures along Lincoln Drive in Philadelphia the long hike will end at 12 miles at a new location – the Flourtown Day Use area of Fort Washington State Park. 
  • Due to the construction on Route 202, all walks will continue from Swedesford Road, walking down Township Line Road to the Crossways Connection trail through to Penllyn Park. Click here for new course map. 

 

COVID Information 

We ask that when you participate in this event you continue to follow all CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This is an in-person program and masks are required if unvaccinated. 

Event Details
  • Location

    Parkside Place, 1 Parkside Pl, North Wales, PA 19454

  • Contact

    Event Manager: Lisa Hansell, lisa@wissahickontrails.org

  • Google Maps

    Directions
  • Parking

    Parkside Place Parking Lot

  • Price

    $35 register by September 6, $40 register by September 19, $45 register starting September 20

  • Other Info

    Volunteer Contact: Jenn Bilger, jenn@wissahickontrails.org

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