Wissahickon rocks

Trail Ambassador Walks

Registration is recommended for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador hikes may use rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Unless otherwise noted, children over seven years old are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain. For more information or to register, contact Sarah Marley at marley@fow.org. For updates, go to www.fow.org.

  • Short Geology Hike with Sarah West, Sunday August 24, 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Meet at Cedars cottage near the intersection of Forbidden Drive with Northwestern Ave.

We’ll walk along Forbidden Drive from Northwestern Ave to Bells Mill Rd and a short distance along the Orange trail. We’ll visit an 18th century quarry and several other interesting rock exposures.  We discuss the likely formation of Wissahickon rocks as the result of plate tectonics.  This hike is suitable for children over 10 accompanied by a responsible adult.

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