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Sure—the city of Brotherly Love is home to forests, rivers and beautiful parks—but the best places to go hiking near Philadelphia offer a bit more: enticing paths and trails, a little climbing and, of course, scenic views.
Here, we highlight the spots we like to venture out to (all excellent day trips from Philly also) when we're looking to embark on a little physical activity to burn off all those cheesesteaks. From Tohickon Valley Park, which overlooks a bunch of 200-foot-tall shale cliffs, to Ricketts Glen State Park, home to 24 waterfalls, all these destinations will take your breath away... in more ways than one.
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