Green Ribbon Trail Reopened at Route 202

Jamie Stewarti

Last fall, PennDOT completed the three-year project to widen and reconstruct nearly three miles of U.S. 202 from south of Morris Road to Hancock Road in Whitpain and Lower Gwynedd Townships. This project included replacing a bridge over the Wissahickon Creek, which necessitated the closure of that section of the Green Ribbon Trail (near mile marker 3) for the duration of construction.  


The new bridge over the Wissahickon Creek was expanded from two to four lanes—a little daunting for pedestrians wishing to cross the road.  However, underneath the bridge, there is 10’ wide floodplain bench that connects the Green Ribbon Trail. After construction wrapped up, Wissahickon Trails staff rerouted the Green Ribbon Trail on either side of the bridge to connect with the walkway and made safety improvements. This collaborative effort means that hikers and horseback riders can now safely travel underneath Route 202 when visiting the Green Ribbon Trail. There are two guided hikes from the trailhead to Route 202 planned this year, we'll share those details soon. 


Download the Green Ribbon Trail map.


Sign up for the Green Ribbon Trailhead to Route 202 Hike on September 5 at 5:30pm.

Jamie Stewarti
Walk the Wissahickon participants walking underneath Route 202
Jamie Stewarti