Forbidden Drive

5.33 Miles

Trail Description

Awarded Pennsylvania's Trail of the Year in 2018. Forbidden Drive runs five miles along Wissahickon Creek. A wide, flat, gravel trail, it’s good for hikers of all ages and abilities. Runners, bikers, and equestrians all share this trail frequently, but also use the park’s upper trails. These trails can be rocky and are sometimes steep, but often follow the rolling terrain. Average width 25 feet; Max obstacle height 3 inches | Average Grade: 3%. This year, FOW will be taking over issuing City of Philadelphia Natural Surface Trail Permits from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation for the 2018-2019 season. If you are over the age of 16 and ride your bike or horse on the upper trails of Wissahickon Valley Park or the soft trails of Pennypack Park, you will need to obtain a permit here: