We welcome visitors to the Schuylkill Center! Admission to our trails and Visitor Center is free, though we encourage our patrons to become members. Your membership supports our innovative educational programs and helps preserve and maintain the Schuylkill Center grounds for all visitors to enjoy.


Visitor Center

Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The front gate closes at 5:00 pm, Monday - Saturday.


Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.


The main parking lot is open from 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Saturday.

For parking and trail access in the evenings and on Sundays, please park in the Hagy's Mill Parking Lot, between our driveway and Port Royal Ave. on Hagy's Mill Road.


No bikes, horses, or ATVs on the trails. Please lock bikes at the Visitor Center or at the Hagy's Mill Parking Lot.

Please leave dogs at home, for the safety of our plants, birds, and animals. Dogs are not permitted on our grounds, with the exception of service dogs.

Picnics are welcome. Please dispose of all trash and recycling in the appropriate containers in the Visitor Center.

Please do not collect or harvest any native plants or any animals.

Smoking, alcohol, and drugs are not permitted on our grounds.

Wildlife Clinic

9am-6pm, Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday
Closed Thursdays

The Schuylkill Center's Wildlife Clinic is located at 304 Port Royal Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128


Getting Here

The Schuylkill Center is located in Upper Roxborough, in Northwest Philadelphia, at 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128.

Public Transportation

Buses 9, 27, 35, 61 all stop near the Schuylkill Center. The Visitor Center is about 1 mile from the corner of Ridge Ave and Port Royal Ave where Bus 9 stops. Please see SEPTA's website for details about routes.


Bicycling to the Schuylkill Center is a challenging and rewarding endeavor! The Schuylkill Center is located just down the road from the highest elevation point in Philadelphia. With some planning and basic safety measures, you can bicycle to the Schuylkill Center, save gas, and get a workout at the same time. Please check that your bike is ready for riding up and down hills- gears, chain, and brakes.

Please, no bikes on our trails, for the preservation of trails and delicate habitats. Once you've arrived here, please lock your bike at the Visitor Center and enjoy our trails on foot.

The Schuylkill Center staff recommend the following, but take no responsibility for the results of following these directions:

Biking from Center City, Fairmount, West Philadelphia, etc:

Take the Kelly Drive bike path west along the river.

At Falls Bridge, continue along the path, and curve around the highway ramp and turn left at Ridge Ave at the Wissahickon Transfer Station.

The recommended route to the Schuylkill Center from here is to proceed up the hill on Ridge Ave. This is a steep and long hill, but you've done the hardest work of the whole trip when you get to the top!

Continue along Ridge, using the bus lane as your "bike lane" when available.

Take a left onto Port Royal Ave when you see the U-Haul Store.

Then a right onto Hagy's Mill Road, and a careful left into the gravel driveway onto the property.

Biking from Germantown, Mt Airy, and Chestnut Hill

We recommend biking to Ridge Ave from your location and then following the directions above.

While Henry Ave does have a bike lane, the traffic along Henry Ave is much faster than Ridge Ave.


Contact us:
[email protected]

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