Located in Pennsylvania, the hiking in Philadelphia is known for three cool hikes. The best Philadelphia hiking based on popularity are considered to be French Creek State Park, Wissahickon Valley, and Horse-Shoe Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Philadelphia hiking trail below.
Near Philadelphia in the Delaware Valley, the 9,000 acre Fairmount Park has a scenic 4,000 acre northwest section called the Wissahickon Valley. The Wissahickon Trail System is a 20+ mile network with some of the best hiking in the northeast over varied terrain. The system is well-marked and consists of looping trails through ancient elms and oaks.