The best way to experience Philadelphia is by hiking it.
Get outdoors with local author and hiking expert Lori Litchman with the new full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia. These trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body. Go bird-watching at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. See the unique ecosystem at the New Jersey Pine Barrens, with its diverse plant and animal life. Enjoy nature in Wissahickon Valley Park, which is only minutes from the city center and has over 50 miles of trails. Immerse yourself in history at the Valley Forge National Historical Park. Each hike description features:
Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility
Information on the history and natural history of the areas the hikes pass through
A detailed trail map and elevation profile
Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data
Tips on nearby activities Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours, all within about an hour's drive of Philadelphia and the surrounding communities.
About the Author
Lori Litchman is a lifelong Pennsylvanian. Lori grew up near coal country in the Pocono Mountains before making Philadelphia her home, but she's lived in Philadelphia long enough to consider herself a native. She's an outdoors enthusiast who loves to hike and kayak. When Lori's not writing, she's usually teaching English to nonnative speakers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Dave Tavani, and their basset hound, Wendall.