MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
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Last Updated: 2007
Length: Wissahickon Trail; 20 miles
Difficulty: Unknown. Some sections paved and others are stone-dust.
Fairmount Park trail head in Chestnut Hill at Northwestern Avenue and at the Militia Hill section of the Fort Washington State Park in Whitemarsh Township. Limited parking is planned for the W. Valley Green Road/Stenton Avenue area and along W. Valley Green Road at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
The Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail is a nearly 20 mile long trail that starts in the City of Philadelphia at the confluence of the Wissahickon Creek and the Schuylkill River (at the Schuylkill River Trail in Manayunk) and ends in Upper Gwynedd Township in Montgomery County. In the Lower segment of that trail, the Montgomery County will be improving the existing dirt walking path so that it is available for use year-‘round, including the installation of a wider, more substantial stone/cinder surface. A part of the Trail will be paved between Northwestern Avenue and along Stenton Avenue. The Lower Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail, designated as that area between Fort Washington and Philadelphia at Northwestern Avenue, will be the only area that will receive development attention as a multi use path. Development of this section is important to the County because it will make the connection to the very popular Fairmount Park Trail, the “Forbidden Drive” in Chestnut Hill and will connect directly to another Montgomery County Trail, the Cross County Trail in Fort Washington State Park. Both the Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail and the Cross County Trail will then connect to the existing Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken and in Manayunk for a 30 mile loop.
For more information visit: WISSAHICKON TRAIL , WISSAHICKON VALLEY WATERSHED ASSOCIATION , Schuylkill River Trail .
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