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One of the best experiences I’ve had in Philadelphia. It is nature at its best, and there are so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin R
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Fantastic Walk

Forbidden Drive is a wonderful place to walk, run, ride a bike or horseback ride. Many trails off... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best experiences I’ve had in Philadelphia. It is nature at its best, and there are so many trails to follow. Provides a good work out too.

Thank Austin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forbidden Drive is a wonderful place to walk, run, ride a bike or horseback ride. Many trails off of the drive - with beautiful views.

Thank dlantonuccimd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived in this area my whole life and started going down here before I could walk. Its a place of peace and tranquility in the city. One of the best places to run trails around the variety of the terrain always keeps it interesting.

Thank gammij
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Spend the day hiking the trails and enjoying one of the largest city parks in the country...and be sure to find the Indian statue!

4  Thank ZerohF
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Super clean and well maintained. The park was bigger than I expected it to be, but you can loop the whole trail in an hour/maybe two if you wanted. Definitely worth a visit if you're looking for some outdoor experiences within the city.

Thank saragladden2267
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Hiked through here several times. Every time I discover a new trail. Lots of hills and rocky terrain, so you can get a good workout. My favorite hill is the one near Bell Mills Rd and Forbidden Drive. If you just want a casual stroll...More

1  Thank Keith E
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This is a very popular place all year round, but a wonderful place to walk during the hot days of summer as it is almost entirely shaded. That said, more parking is needed at Northwestern Ave and at other entrances.

1  Thank L0ve2travel0ften
Reviewed 21 August 2018

There is a lovely bike pedestrian paved trail which parallels the creek. There is abundant wildlife like fish and snakes in the stream area and an occasional heron.

Thank G6292QDbradb
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Went for a hike with family. It was raining and we wanted to get out of the house and didn't care if we got alittle wet. We had a blast and walked about 4 miles instead of vegging in front of the TV. The trails...More

2  Thank flash7676
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I was introduced to Forbidden Trail by my daughter, who visits often. We have gone together several times and I always see something new each time that I missed the last. I can't wait to see the fall colors on the water.

1  Thank MsPastryChef
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Thomas B
6 September 2018|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Start at the Valley Green Inn restaurant and cross the bridge over the creek.
31 July 2018|
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Response from lovetravel282015 | Reviewed this property |
You can ask the concierge at your hotel for information on SEPTA buses which take you to the Wissahickon Transpirtation Center. Across the street there is a trail into the park. Or take an Uner. There is a walking trail... More
Tzvi Mordechai K
27 July 2018|
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Response from Nitisha J | Reviewed this property |
I agree.. it doesn't close and I have never been there after dark, unless one wants to try night hike