AMC's Best Day Hikes near Philadelphia will take you through 50 of the region's best hikes for all levels. Ideal for families, tourists, and even locals, this easy-to-use guide will help you explore Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware year-round, from lesser-known excursions to area favorites, including several hikes on the Appalachian Trail. Take a walk through historic Valley Forge, discover the beautiful French Creek State Park, see the Pinnacle's spectacular views, and visit New Jersey's famed Pine Barrens. Each trip includes useful information such as a detailed map showing parking areas and natural highlights, and a summary of trip characteristics. Several hikes are accessible by public transportation, making it easy for you to get out on the trail. You'll even find tips on the area's best snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, along with essays on the region's flora and fauna.
Susan Charkes lives in southeast Pennsylvania, and is a hike leader with AMC's Delaware Valley Chapter and a trail maintainer with AMC-DV and Batona Hiking Club of Philadelphia. She writes frequently on nature, environment and the outdoors, including the Nature's Way" and Nature of Bucks" columns for the Bucks County Herald. She works in the land conservation field.