Walk on the Wild Side

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Registration & Fees

Register Early and Save!

$25 by Sept. 11  |  $30 by Sept. 18 - EXTENDED THROUGH SEPT. 26  |  $35 After Sept. 26

Day-of fee: $35
​Day-of registration opens at 7:15 a.m.

Registration Fee includes lunch, T-shirt and bus ride!

$65 Become a first time WVWA member and receive one free entry
plus a WVWA water bottle and bag!


Walk on the Wild Side offers people a chance to experience the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail, which 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: 14 Miles - NEW DISTANCE for 2015 only

Due to restricted road access in and around Philadelphia for the Papal visit, the Challenge Hike will end at 14 miles.

Hike 14 miles of the Green Ribbon Trail from North Wales to the beautiful Bloomfield Meadow of Morris Arboretum just at the Philadelphia border.
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:

14 Mile: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • The support team will transport your gear to the 8 & 14 mile stops

  • Bus return available for all stops

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

  • Please label all your 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




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