wissahickon falls

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.

  • Varied Terrains of the Wissahickon Valley with Scott Quitel, Thursday, August 7, 6 p.m.

Meet at the intersection of Forbidden Drive and Bells Mill Road

Starting from our meeting spot, at the base of the valley, we’ll head up the forested gorge to the open natural area known as Houston Meadow. Nearby, discover where a suspension bridge from Roxborough across the gorge to Chestnut Hill was planned but never built. Head down along Cathedral Run, across the Wissahickon, up the other side of the gorge, and to a schist barren, upon which Tedyuscung peers across the gorge. On the way back, pass a bubbling cascade.

Join FOW as we celebrate our 90th anniversary with a year-long schedule of special events. For more information, go to: www.fow.org/90thcelebration.  Follow FOW on Facebook and Twitter. For more information or to become a member, visit www.fow.org

Friends of the Wissahickon: Celebrating 90 Years—Countless Friends


Erin Mooney, Publicist