East Impoundment Trail

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Trail Distance: 3 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr 10 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description
The East Impoundment Trail is a great choice if you're looking for a challenging hike not too far from home! The major feature is the lake that this trail was named for. You can park at the visitor's center and follow signs to the trailhead. This trail is located within the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, so there are a few rules to ensure future guests can enjoy the trail as much as you do. 


First, pick up after your pet! Remember to bring waste bags in with you, as there aren't any provided. Next, please keep to the trail and help your pup stay on the path as well. Your pup may not know what to do with a bird if they actually caught one, but the birds don't know that! Obeying leash rules allows everyone to hike in peace. 

This pawsome three mile trail is a fairly flat hike. It's a great way to train your endurance without biting off more than you can chew. The loop is broken up by informative signs along the way. You can learn about the native plant species that the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge works to preserve. You can also match some of the more common water fowl guests to their signs! 

When you reach the southernmost point of your journey, you have a choice to make. You can continue back north again, letting East Impoundment Trail take you back to the visitor's center, Or you can follow the signs to access seven more miles of trails in the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge! Either way, your dog will love the puppertunity to join you on a fun hike that doesn't take all day to get to. Conveniently located close to Philadelphia, this major urban center is brighter with a great hike nearby. 

The East Impoundment Trail gives you lake views, wildlife spotting opportunities, and the chance to have some fun with your furry best friend! 

Trail Features
Easy Incline, Urban, Lake
Abundant Wildlife, Scenic
Address
8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Hours
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Address
8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset