Explore the Best Hiking and Biking Trails in the Neighborhood
As residents of the East Falls area, The Overlook is lucky enough to be surrounded by gorgeous parks and natural scenery, even so conveniently located to the city.
And that means that in the height of summer, we’re in the best position to enjoy how lush and green everything is by setting out on a nice long hike or a pleasant bike ride! So many of our residents are active folks, and it isn’t hard to keep up a healthy lifestyle with all of the opportunities we have to get outside and take in the fresh air.
So if you’ve recently moved here, or are contemplating our townhome community as your next address, we’d like to go ahead and let you in on some of our favorite hiking and biking trails. That way, you’ll be ready to check them out as soon as you’re settled in, and maybe even find some common ground with your new neighbors, too!
Schuylkill River Trail
We might be a bit biased, but with the incredible views our residents already have of the Schuylkill River, it’s no surprise that the multi-use trail makes the top of our list of places to hike or bike. Spanning almost 130 miles in total, there’s plenty of room for just about any type of outdoor exercise you could think of. And, because the Schuylkill River Trail crosses through so many nearby towns, neighborhoods, and developed areas, some of our residents even find that it’s a viable commuting route in the warmer months.
Valley Green Inn Area Hiking Trails
Full of rustic trails, scenic forests, and thriving meadows, the Wissahickon Valley Park makes for excellent running, hiking and biking ground. Within that network of trails and history lies the Valley Green Inn. Surrounded by a plethora of options for the casual explorer, this landmark is an easy rendezvous point or trail marker to use when checking out Forbidden Drive or Yellow Trail, home of the Sustainable Trails Initiative Project.
Wissahickon Creek Gorge Loop
The Wissahickon Creek Gorge Loop is another one of the more notable routes found in the Wissahickon Valley Park, spanning miles of comparable trails that cross one another or can be strung together to create the ultimate hiking experience. Because some of the trails, like the 5.8-mile Yellow Trail or the 4.7-mile North Loop, can get a little rocky or, in the latter’s case, feature moderate waterfalls, it’s advised that you leave the bike at home, and always make sure that you have your dog on a leash.
So if you’re ready to hit the ground running, you now know just a few of the wonderful spots that our residents and staff like to hit when we’re feeling the need for some fresh air and sunshine! Keep an eye out for more updates to our neighborhood recommendations for more information about your new hometown.