The Philadelphia area is home to many beautiful places to hike that ensure great head-clearing and soul-cleansing experiences, with some of the best ones being in Montgomery County, writes Tonya Russell for Philadelphia Magazine.
One of the best stretches of Forbidden Drive is a five-plus-mile section that follows Wissahickon Creek and takes hikers past the historic Valley Green Inn.
The Wissahickon Creek Gorge Trail is a 9.4-mile loop that follows the creek along Forbidden Drive, then circles around Houston Meadow before returning south on the Orange Trail.
“Once you are on the trail, you forget that you are in Philly,” said triathlete Lia Belardo.
Meanwhile, the Evansburg State Park is set along Skippack Creek in Collegeville. It features five main trails that vary in length from half a mile to six miles.
Finally, Rolling Hill Park is a 103-acre park ideal for dog lovers. The terrain is constantly changing, leading hikers from Mill Creek, a peaceful meadow, and into a heavily wooded area.
“It is quite the workout if you go all the way down to the creek and back up,” said Gladwyne resident Colleen Derby-Peck.
Read more about the best Places to Hike in Philadelphia Magazine.