Most of the landscape is dense forest, which makes the noise and business of the city melt away with the sounds and smells of nature. There are also many pools, streams, and waterways for Fido to cool off in on a hot summer's day. Though the atmosphere can feel quite humid in the summer, the ample opportunities to for your dog to cool off and get a drink make it the perfect hike for weekends and even after work.
This park is a perfect city escape in the summer due to the plentiful natural pools and the Wissahickon River that flows through most of the park. After a hot and sweaty run, you both can cool off with a dunk in the river, and there will often be water on the trail for your dog to drink. Make sure you get a trail map before you head out and always bring enough water and snacks for you and your dog just in case.
If you've got an active dog who needs a challenge, try your hand at the Yellow Trail, a seven-mile single track trail that runs along the west side of the park. This trail has a nine percent average grade with several steep, rocky, and technical sections. Yellow Trail is open to hikers, but bikers and horseback riders can use the trails by purchasing a permit. Make sure your dog is in control at all times in case you come across horses or bikes.