Under Governor Wolf’s stay at home order, outdoor activities are still permitted, and so our trails remain open. We couldn’t be happier to share our trails with you – especially now when you need them most. Allowing for public exercise and activity in nature is important, and our priority is to protect the health and safety of users and staff. When using the trails, follow all CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
These guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following:
Easy: Mainly flat dirt or mowed grass, occasional roots. Generally suitable for most walkers and hikers.
Moderate: Trail surface may be uneven due to roots and rocks, have slight inclines or steeper sections, and may include steps, ladders, and stepping stones. Generally suitable for beginner and more experienced hikers who want a bit of a challenge.
Please note: Trail ratings are subjective and surface conditions may change with weather and time of year - an easy trail may become more challenging following a rain event or if blocked by a fallen tree. A number of trails are near streams and other waterways with poorly drained soils. If you leave footprints, the trail is too wet to use. Please be mindful to limit trail damage.
Although the majority of our trails are not built for and do not allow bike riding, there are several suitable biking trails close by:
Ft. Washington State Park, part of the Montgomery County Parks system, maintains a 2-mile stretch of the GRT that is paved and allows biking
The Crossways Trail connection in Blue Bell is paved and allows biking
Wissahickon Trails' Dodsworth Run has paved trails accessible to bikes
The Forbidden Drive Trail is a 7-mile, bike accessible, trail along the Wissahickon; it also connects with other trails built specifically for mountain biking
The 202 Parkway Trail connects three towns – Montgomery, Warrington, and Doylestown – on its 8.4 mile route paralleling the scenic byway
And if you want to really get out of town by bike, check out the Circuit Trails, a 5 county, two state trail network in Greater Philadelphia.