Fairmount Park Bike Path

A nice bike ride along the east side of the Schuylkill River, the Fairmount Park Bike path provides great views and challenges for all types of bikers!

photo: The gazebo by the horticultural center in Fairmount Park West. Photo by Frederikto/wiki.

Type: Fitness Trail, Greenway
Length: 8.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Urban
State(s): Pennsylvania
Counties: Fairmount, Montgomery
Latitude: 40.0321
Longitude
: -75.1956

NW corner of PA adjacent to neighborhoods of Roxborough, Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Germantown and Lafayette Hill.

Description

The valley is a steep gorge compromising of 1800 acres. On the site of 18 and 19th Century mills, pristine forest trails since 1800's. Creek flows through gorge providing views and fishing opportunities. Located within the Wissahichon Valley trail system.

Additional Details

Width: 3 inches.
Primary Surface: Other
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1971

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Chris Palmer
Park District Manager
Fairmount Park Commission
Memorial Hall
Philadelphia , PA 19131 -901
(215) 685-2575

 

Photos

The Schuylkill River runs through Fairmount Park in the heart of Philadelphia. Photo by Ngilmour3/wiki.

The Schuylkill River runs through Fairmount Park in the heart of Philadelphia. Photo by Ngilmour3/wiki.

Bridge in Fairmount Park. Photo by Yasmeen Elmelige/wiki.

Bridge in Fairmount Park. Photo by Yasmeen Elmelige/wiki.

 

Fairmount Park. National Register of Historic Places. Photo by LauraMcGinty/wiki.

Fairmount Park. National Register of Historic Places. Photo by LauraMcGinty/wiki.

The gazebo by the horticultural center in Fairmount Park West. Photo by Frederikto/wiki.

The gazebo by the horticultural center in Fairmount Park West. Photo by Frederikto/wiki.

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