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  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
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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.

      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 landowners which are crucial to maintaining our access. Failure to follow this jeopardizes trail access for everyone. Any unauthorized trail work will be decommissioned. Do not re-open or legal action may be taken.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
      Valley Green Road Upper Lot google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 3
      • 2
      • 43
      • 19
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 24, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      68
      Trails Mountain Bike
      70
      Trails Hike
      68
      Trails Trail Running
      68
      Trails Horse
      4
      Total Distance
      31 miles
      Total Descent
      4,480 ft
      Total Vertical
      341 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      377 ft
      Reports
      813
      Photos
      59
      Ridden Counter
      17,330

      Photos of Wissahickon Valley Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Widow Maker
      0 |
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 10:43am
      1 day
      64 |
      Nov 6, 2020 @ 10:48am
      Nov 6, 2020
      65 |
      Aug 28, 2020 @ 5:24pm
      Aug 28, 2020
      78 |
      Aug 28, 2020 @ 5:23pm
      Aug 28, 2020
      126 |
      Aug 28, 2020 @ 5:23pm
      Aug 28, 2020
      29 |
      Aug 18, 2020 @ 3:23pm
      Aug 18, 2020
      80 |
      May 16, 2020 @ 9:00am
      May 16, 2020
      59 |
      May 3, 2020 @ 6:53am
      May 3, 2020

      Videos of Wissahickon Valley Park Mountain Bike

      Trek Roscoe 8 Bike Test
      22:33 | 77 | Jun 14, 2021 , Philadelphia
      Most Dangerous MTB Ride I Had // Wissahickon...
      22:23 | 59 | Jun 14, 2021 , Philadelphia
      Most Dangerous MTB Ride I Had // Wissahickon...
      22:23 | 65 | Jun 14, 2021 , Philadelphia
      Wissahickon Valley Park Philadelphia PA MTB...

      9:44 | 73 | Jan 14, 2021
      MARIN SAN QUENTIN 3 2021!! - Wissahickon MTB -...

      3:01 | 98 | Nov 18, 2020
      Quarry Bike Skills Trail: Wissahickon, PA -...
      3:18 | 286 | Nov 17, 2020 , Philadelphia
      Wissahickon Mountain Biking - Getting Steezy...

      5:51 | 125 | Jul 3, 2020
      Wissahickon Mountain Biking Edit V2 - NEW...

      2:34 | 175 | Jul 3, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2118231robclearyaddphoto in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 10:43am
      1 day
      user #2554737hezuodawishlisttrailMeadows to Forbidden
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 12:13pm
      Oct 23, 2021
      user #2667564Mpompey0110wishlisttrailYellow Trail - Along the Golf Course
      Oct 10, 2021 @ 4:01pm
      Oct 10, 2021
      user #2858226Casso99wishlisttrailTop of Gorgas to Henry
      Sep 24, 2021 @ 8:33pm
      Sep 24, 2021
      user #1983485daxter1votetrailOrange Trail - Wises to Germantown and 13 more
      Sep 24, 2021 @ 4:38pm
      Sep 24, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #276909scoonreportQuarry Bike Skills TrailSweet! Thank you for the digs!
      Sep 7, 2021 @ 6:46pm
      Sep 7, 2021
      user #1917413dannmerreportPoop ShootNot snow packed anymore
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 1:56pm
      Jun 24, 2021
      user #1843643bowersdaniel9trailQuarry Bike Skills TrailExtremely well built with lots of flow....
      Oct 15, 2020 @ 1:35pm
      Oct 15, 2020
      user #719873jesmith09trailConnectorIt's also full of downed trees. The better...
      Oct 6, 2020 @ 12:38pm
      Oct 6, 2020
      user #2196844DerekptrailLivezey to GorgasFast and flowy, my favorite section on my...
      Aug 22, 2020 @ 5:07pm
      Aug 22, 2020

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      namedistance
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7031 miles4,478 ft14 miles341 ft
      #182#7359813514,184
      Hike6831 miles4,442 ft14 miles341 ft
      #120#59812375
      Trail Running6831 miles4,442 ft14 miles341 ft
      #122#59812340
      Horse43 miles344 ft2 miles223 ft
      275
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      • wissahickon valley park activity log | embed map of Wissahickon Valley Park mountain bike trails | wissahickon valley park mountain biking points of interest

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