Discover the incredible trails of West Fairmount Park with the Fairmount Park Conservancy.
These runs depart at 9:00 AM from the Car Barn Parking Lot in West Fairmount Park.
Trail runs are FREE for Fairmount Park Conservancy members (including our team of "Park Champions") and a $10 donation for non-members. To become a member of the Fairmount Park Conservancy (memberships start at $35) click here.
WHAT TO EXPECT: We will complete a trail run throughout the nooks and crannies of the Belmont Plateau and Chamounix trails. There will be a 3 mile and 6 mile option - you can play it by ear and see what feels right as we are running. We'll pause at a few points to make sure the group remains intact. The runs will be lead by either John Goldthorp of Fix Your Run or Alon Abramson of the West Philly Runners.
WHAT TO WEAR: Wear typical running clothes and be prepared to get a little muddy. Trail running shoes are advised, but not required. You may appreciate the extra traction.
WHAT TO BRING: We ask that you bring your own water bottle and water! If you carpool – you can store it in someone’s car during the run.
PARKING: Bike parking takes some extra creative maneuvering –so allow about 5-10 minutes of ‘locking time’ if you plan to bike! Best place to lock your bike is on the rails of the former concession building atop the hill - located here
If you choose to drive directly there – here is the exact spot we will be parking: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//39.9866646,-email@example.com,-75.2092998,271m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m3!4m2!1m0!1m0
After exiting I-76 and going uphill on Montgomery Dr. for 200m it's the first right turn "Car Barn Parking Lot". We’ll meet in that parking lot.
About the Fairmount Park Conservancy
Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. Our mission is to work as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts that preserve and improve the parks and recreation system in order to enhance the quality of life and stimulate economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region. We fulfill our mission by leading capital projects and historic preservation efforts, fostering neighborhood park stewardship, attracting and leveraging resources for the parks, and developing innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. The Fairmount Park system is one of the largest urban park systems in the world and includes some of the region’s most famous attractions. For more information, please visit myphillypark.org, join us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.