Wissahickon Trolley Trek

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Wissahickon Trolley Trek

Climb the hills and find the hidden treasures in less-travelled corners of Fairmount Park

By FreeWalkers.org

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, July 29 · 10:30am - 5:30pm EDT


Chestnut Hill East Station 102 Behtlehem Pike Philadelphia, PA 19118

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About this event

  • 7 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Climb the hills and find the hidden treasures of Fairmount Park.

Start: Chestnut Hill East Station, Philadelphia

Finish: 30th Street Station, Philadelphia

Distance: 20mi or less

Optional endpoints: East Falls Station

Terrain: gravel, paved, wooded hiking trails that are rocky at times

Transit: At 30th St Station, take the Chestnut Hill East Line.  If coming from NY or NJ, take the 9:07am SEPTA from Trenton and remain onboard until Chestnut Hill East.

Return: Septa to Chestnut Hill East

Parking: Free parking in Chestnut Hill. Parking near the end and hopping the train in the morning may be more convenient.

Difficulty: Advanced

Category: nature, urban, scenic

Coordinator: Charles Updike

A beautiful walk through nature.  Scenic loop exploring the more rugged trails on that other side of the Wissahickon, with a visit to Rittenhouse Town and a sweeping view of the Wissahickon Valley atop the Walnut Lane Bridge. Established but challenging trails. Continue to East Fairmount and an exploration of the Fairmount Trolley Trail.

This event has a hiking segment that offers terrain not typically found on our other walks.  Consider bringing a walking pole.  Not suitable for all walkers.


- Mill Covered Bridge

- Tedyuscung

- Magarge Dam

- Valley Green

- Fingerspan Bridge

- Walnut Lane Bridge

- Rittenhouse Town

- Falls Bridge

- Fairmount Trolley Trail

- Belmont Plateau

- Shofuso Japanese Garden

- Pavilion in the Trees

- Lemon Hill

- Fairmount Waterworks

- Schuylkill Banks


Circuit Trails is 800 miles of interconnected trails in Greater Philadelphia in the making, already one of America's largest trail networks. Once connected, the Circuit Trails will be one of the nation's premier urban trail networks and it will provide multiple benefits to neighborhoods, communities and the region as a whole.

About the organizer

Organized by

FreeWalkers is a non-profit 501(c)3 social organization and network for individuals interested in participating in distance walking events. Our group is free and open to everyone. We encourage each member to accomplish challenging goals as we work together, experience, and promote pro-pedestrian issues. Paricipants accept responsibity for themselves on the walk.