Rolling Hill Park features woofderful trails that all the neighborhood dogs are barking about. Philadelphia magazine named this park the Best Suburban Dog Park in 2014, and for good reason. Here, pups can even scamper alongside their humans off-leash in some areas!
At just over 100 acres, Rolling Hill Park is part of the expansive Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area, which encompasses natural and cultural places to explore surrounding the Schuylkill River. Here you can find a nature park, historical ruins, and most importantly, hiking and equestrian trails to explore it all with your best pal.
This expansive park not only features unfenced off-leash trails, but and entire fenced off-leash dog area. To make use of these areas, pet parents need an Off Leash Dog Permit, as well as a Pennsylvania Dog License. There are specific trails designated for off-leash dogs that are made clear by signs posted throughout the park. They can be used off-leash from sunrise until 9:30 AM, and again at 3:30 until 6:00 PM, seven days a week. Please be sure that your pal is kept on-leash in the parking area and entrance trail until entering the woods and designated trails.
Within this park you'll find the Creek Trail, the Estate and Farms Trail, the Meadow Trail, and the Woodland Trail. As the names imply, these trails take you through deep, established woods and open meadows. A pawpular choice is the Creek Trail, also known as the Blue Trail. This 3.5 mile loop leads you to Mill Creek, where dogs can cool off on a warm day, and past several ruins. The ruins consist of several large stone buildings that housed millworkers in the 19th century. You're sure to meet lots of other dog enthusiasts on your walk!
Puppers are welcome to enjoy this park and its pawrific trails, as long as they follow the leash rules, and leave behind only paw prints. Bring clean-up bags, and water to share with your adventurous pup!
The expansive trails at Rolling Hill Park will guarantee you a happy, tired pup at the end of the day!