Outdoor Adventures in Philadelphia, PA
Outdoor adventures in Philadelphia are waiting! RootsRated’s local experts explore the very best destinations for hiking, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, paddling and more. Whether you are searching for a quick outing or a multi-day adventure, RootsRated has an insider’s look at the top trails and destinations Philadelphia has to offer. There's plenty to do in this historic city, from trail running the Schuylkill River Trail to cycling to Valley Forge. Or if you're ready to get out and explore the wilderness just beyond the buzz of Philly, the iconic Appalachian Trail is only about an hour's drive away -- along with plenty of other excellent wilderness opportunities from mountain biking to backpacking. And of course, there are rivers and lakes to be paddled.
The Philadelphia area also has some excellent rock climbing within an hour of the city, not to mention the Philadelphia Rock Gym indoor locations right in the city. Outdoor enthusiasts have a wealth of opportunities to explore and engage in the Pennsylvania countryside and the amount of adventures are nearly endless. Whether you want to explore the hidden adventures in the city itself or venture into "Penn's Woods", RootsRated has the best coverage of this naturally beautiful region.
Grab a friend, your 'yak, and a cooler of cold ones and jump into one of these top spots for paddling near Philadelphia.
Philadelphia's Belmont Plateau is an urban oasis with fascinating history, plenty of singletrack trails, and wonderful views of the city.
Enjoying time on the Schuylkill River and the Philadelphia skyline on a paddleboard from Standup Philly.
A three-day paddling trip on the Delaware River north of Philadelphia provides plenty of excitement and a surprise visitor.
In marathon training, long runs are a must every weekend. These five trails in Philadelphia make for a great way to put in the miles.
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