Cities are great, but if you’re like me, sometimes you want to see a little wildlife (pigeons don’t count). You probably know about Fairmount Park and Pennypack, but there are lots of wild places to explore within a 90-minute drive of Center City. Philly Day Hiker is my attempt at cataloguing them.
For each spot listed here, you'll find:
An interactive map. If I located something awesome—ruins, bald eagle nests, etc—I’ve pinpointed it with a gold marker. Just zoom in.
A quick review of each destination, to pass on anything useful I've learned. These reviews are by no means comprehensive (my legs would give out if I tried to hike everything here).
A picture of the official trail map, if one exists. Save it to your phone before you head out!
Suggestions? Corrections? You can submit a tip from the main menu above, or find me at @phillydayhiker. (I'm Lauren, by the way. Hi!)