Run Secret Trails in West Fairmount Park With New Guided Trail Runs

Photo via Fairmount Park Conservancy

Photo via Fairmount Park Conservancy

The Fairmount Park Conservancy just launched a new trail running series to showcase often overlooked—but gorgeous—running trails in West Fairmount Park.

“Our intention is to expose runners to these incredible trails because they are SO much fun to run on and also to ease some congestion on the Kelly Drive trail, which seems to get more crowded every week,” wrote Conservancy’s Sara Hirschler in an email.


The once-a-month runs kick off this Saturday, July 19th, at 9 a.m. The inaugural run will be led by local running coach John Goldthorp and entail roughly six miles on the Belmont Plateau and Chamounix trails. You can see where they are here.

For your calendar purposes, the next runs in the series will be on August 16th, September 20th and October 11th. The October run will also be led by Goldthorp, while the August and September ones will be led by Alon Abramson of West Philly Runners. The runs are free for Fairmount Park Conservancy members and $10 for nonmembers.

The group will be offering some carpooling options if getting out to the starting location is difficult for you. All that info, and how to register, is here.

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