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Trails Less Traveled: Houston Statue and Monoshone Trail

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Johnson Street between Lincoln Drive and Wissahickon Avenue.

The Trails Less Traveled series continues in honor of late Trail Ambassador, Gerry Schweiger, who ran walks for year exploring the often forgotten sections of the park. Gerry once said “of the three statues remaining in the park, only one is never visited.” So we will continue Gerry’s tradition of visiting the Henry Houston statue using the Monoshone trail and “a secret handshake neighborhood trail” to avoid the Lincoln Drive traffic. Long time volunteer David Bower will be sharing his extensive knowledge of Wissahickon Valley Park and will be bringing photos from olden days of things that aren’t there anymore. Some of our route will be a little more traveled than Gerry’s. Children 12 years old and older are welcome, but please no dogs.

Distance: 2.5 Miles

Level: Moderate

Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. We ask all event attendees to bring a mask and mask up if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained during the activity. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. More information is at

Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information contact Noah Kulak at Visit for updates.

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October 4
9:00 am - 12:00 pm