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      The “Wiss” has it all. The hills are up and down constantly but there are some flat sections and there’s lots of rock throughout. There are some beginner trails but it takes planning and use of Forbidden Drive to make a loop of them.

      Wiss sees millions of visitors per year, so expect to share trails with pedestrians, dogs and equestrians; please be respectful and yield accordingly - that means being able to slow considerably and/or stop completely when necessary.

      Report any park issues, damage or fallen trees to FOW:
      https://fow.org/how-to-report-a-problem-w-textizen/

      Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) requires a permit to ride the upper trails which can be found here along with the specific rules and regulations for biking:
      https://fow.org/visit-the-park/rules-hours-permits/city-of-philadelphia-natural-surface-trail-permit/

      Unauthorized trail work is strictly forbidden and jeopardizes the relationship with the land managers which are crucial to maintaining our access. Failure to follow this jeopardizes trail access for everyone. Any unauthorized trail work will be decommissioned.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
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      Region Details
      • 5
      • 5
      • 37
      • 29
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 16, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      94
      Trails Mountain Bike
      157
      Trails E-Bike
      84
      Trails Horse
      24
      Trails Hike
      166
      Trails Trail Running
      162
      Trails Snowshoe
      10
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      9
      Trails Nordic Ski
      9
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent
      5,467 ft
      Total Vertical
      372 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      377 ft
      Reports
      1,330
      Photos
      172
      Ridden Counter
      31,893

      Photos of Wissahickon Valley Park Mountain Bike

      17 |
      Dec 20, 2023 @ 6:56am
      Dec 20, 2023
      114 |
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 2:51pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      102 |
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 2:51pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      90 |
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 2:51pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      235 |
      Feb 7, 2022 @ 3:36pm
      Feb 7, 2022
      197 |
      Feb 7, 2022 @ 3:36pm
      Feb 7, 2022
      trail: Widow Maker
      176 |
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 10:43am
      Oct 25, 2021
      trail: T-Bone
      217 |
      May 26, 2021 @ 6:42pm
      May 26, 2021

      Videos of Wissahickon Valley Park Mountain Bike

      Autumnal Wissahickon 2022 Yellow Trail Along...
      14:16 | 223 | Jan 19, 2023 , Philadelphia
      Wiss in the Autumn - MTB Wissahickon Park...
      14:27 | 169 | Jan 11, 2023 , Philadelphia
      Wiss in the Autumn - MTB Wissahickon Park...
      14:27 | 128 | Jan 11, 2023 , Philadelphia
      MTB Summer 22 Wissahickon - Philly July 10th
      10:25 | 172 | Jul 17, 2022 , Philadelphia
      Wissahickon Mountain Biking - CHUTES AT THE...

      7:49 | 259 | Oct 29, 2021
      Trek Roscoe 8 Bike Test
      22:33 | 400 | Jun 14, 2021 , Philadelphia
      Most Dangerous MTB Ride I Had // Wissahickon...
      22:23 | 306 | Jun 14, 2021 , Philadelphia
      Most Dangerous MTB Ride I Had // Wissahickon...
      22:23 | 418 | Jun 14, 2021 , Philadelphia

      Current Trail Warnings

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      White Trail - Valley Green Road to Rex
      Jun 16, 2024 @ 5:56am
      Jun 16, 2024
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      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      EricUBODaWriddentrailactivity #54365894
      Jun 19, 2024 @ 5:50am
      10 hours
      iggynelixwishlisttrailactivity #54334174
      Jun 18, 2024 @ 12:15pm
      1 day
      DGavlickaddreportactivity #54246987 and 4 more
      Jun 16, 2024 @ 4:22pm
      3 days
      iuEW6SRWaddreportactivity #54218461
      Jun 16, 2024 @ 5:56am
      Jun 16, 2024
      iuEW6SRWriddentrailactivity #54218421
      Jun 16, 2024 @ 5:55am
      Jun 16, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      damientheotrailWhite Trail - Valley Green Road to RexThey are definitely black. Comparable to other...
      Jun 3, 2024 @ 9:45am
      Jun 3, 2024
      mzS1M07ctrailWhite Trail - Valley Green Road to RexThese two sections of the White trail should...
      Jun 2, 2024 @ 1:09pm
      Jun 2, 2024
      mzS1M07ctrailWhite Trail75% of the Wissahickon will black at this rate...
      May 4, 2024 @ 8:38pm
      May 4, 2024
      b3rnardinoreportTop of Gorgas to HenryDone
      Apr 8, 2024 @ 10:26am
      Apr 8, 2024
      damientheoreportTop of Gorgas to HenryIf you haven't please report downed trees to...
      Apr 8, 2024 @ 9:58am
      Apr 8, 2024

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Fairmount Park (Belmont Plateau) 29 235.2 km
      Twining Valley Park 8 26.4 km
      Carol Park 1 16.8 km
      Haverford Reserve 15 6 18 km
      Lorimer Park 18 28.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike15744 miles4,521 ft19 miles371 ft
      #153#681671,330529,345
      E-Bike843,251 ft82 ft2,664 ft226 ft
      #65#221,178805
      Horse245 miles666 ft3 miles253 ft
      #59#50328
      Hike16651 miles5,420 ft22 miles371 ft
      #97#5251,32731,026
      Trail Running16251 miles5,394 ft21 miles371 ft
      #97#521,3271,232
      Snowshoe102 miles233 ft3,110 ft138 ft
      #569#3221
      Backcountry Ski91 mile233 ft3,110 ft138 ft
      #101#6011
      Nordic Ski91 mile233 ft3,110 ft138 ft
      #389#23811
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: FOW, damientheo
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