Friends of the Wissahickon Trail Challenge

Erin Rose Mooney, for the Shuttle

Friends of the Wissahickon photo
Lace up your sneakers —or grab your bike clips or even get on your horse — and log 50 miles of trails for a good cause.

Tune up your bike and get your running shoes ready for Friends of the Wissahickon’s All Trails Challenge. From Aug. 20 to Nov. 30, FOW is embarking on a park-wide challenge to lovers of the Wissahickon to explore 50 miles of the park and help support Friends of the Wissahickon at the same time.

From the level gravel path of Forbidden Drive to the more challenging upper trails, the Wissahickon offers many different levels of trails — there’s something for everyone. And you can explore the park in whichever “mode” you would like — on foot, on a bike or even on horseback, where possible. 

We are hoping this challenge will bring new people to experience the beauty of the park. 

The All Trails Challenge is your chance to team up with friends, family or co-workers, or set out on a solo quest to complete all 50 miles of trails in the Wissahickon or choose any one of the other beautiful trails in the park. 

Here’s how it works: Register for the challenge at and ask your friends to support you by making a pledge to Friends of the Wissahickon. You can report in on your progress and, as you complete your goals, you will be eligible to win prizes and giveaways throughout the challenge. 

The All Trails Challenge begins on Aug. 20 and we’ll have an official kickoff event at Valley Green Inn on Sept. 15 for people who have raised over $100. But if you’re eager to hit the trails, you can start hiking, biking or walking the Wissahickon Valley Park anytime! We will offer hikes and trail guides to help you make your way through the challenge — and possibly introduce you to new sections of the park. 

We look forward to seeing you on the trails!

Erin Rose Mooney ( is a publicist for FOW. Visit Friends of the Wissahickon at