Walk on the Wild Side

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Registration & Fees

Registration will open in August 2015


Walk on the Wild Side, formerly the Walk for the Wissahickon, offers people a chance to experience the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail, a 21-mile trail that follows the Wissahickon Creek from North Wales and eventually connecting with Fairmount Park’s Forbidden Drive.

Participants can choose the length and pace of their walk. All of the walks are guided and people are bussed back to the starting point.

All hikes begin at Upper Gwynedd Township Park, 1 Parkside Place, North Wales, PA 19454  MAP


The Challenge Hike: 13 or 21 Miles

Hike all 21 miles of the Green Ribbon Trail from North Wales to the Schuylkill River OR hike 13 miles to the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown. Recommended for fast-paced, hardy hikers over 15 years of age. We suggest hiking boots, extra socks and shoes – we’ll transport your gear.

Registration/check-in: opens at 7:15 a.m

Hike Times:

13 Mile: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

21 Mile: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • The support team will transport your gear to the 8,13 and 21-mile stops

  • Bus return available at the 8-mile, 13-mile and 21-mile stops

  • A picnic lunch is provided at the 8-mile stop at WVWA's headquarters in Ambler

  • Please label all of our bags clearly with your name and hike


Upper Wissahickon Hike: 5 or 8 Miles

Hike 5 miles to Lower Gwynedd’s Penllyn Woods OR hike 8 miles to WVWA’s headquarters in Ambler and enjoy a picnic lunch with fellow hikers.

Registration/check-in: opens at 7:15 a.m.

Hike Times:

5 Mile: 8:05 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

8 Mile: 8:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Good things to know

  • Enjoy a picnic lunch with fellow hikers at WVWA’s headquarters in Ambler provided by Fireside Bar & Grille of Ambler
  • All walks stay together and are guided and supported
  • Walkers are bussed back to the start point
  • Rain or shine
  • No dogs or wheeled strollers


Take the Trail Maker's Challenge!

Since 1957 WVWA has preserved over 45 properties to create the Green Ribbon Trail, a band of green to protect our area’s most important natural resource, the Wissahickon Creek. Make this a WIN-WIN event by collecting pledges and win a prize for your efforts. Help us to maintain and improve our trail by collecting pledges for the Walk on the Wild Side.

Use WVWA’s DonorPages to make your fundraising fast and easy.




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