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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
      • 3
      • 35
      • 29
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of May 17, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      87
      Trails Mountain Bike
      78
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Horse
      9
      Trails Hike
      88
      Trails Trail Running
      86
      Trails Snowshoe
      5
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      4
      Trails Nordic Ski
      4
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent
      5,313 ft
      Total Vertical
      372 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      377 ft
      Reports
      1,152
      Photos
      127
      Ridden Counter
      24,523

      Photos of Wissahickon Valley Park Mountain Bike

      51 |
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 2:51pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      34 |
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 2:51pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      30 |
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 2:51pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      132 |
      Feb 7, 2022 @ 3:36pm
      Feb 7, 2022
      110 |
      Feb 7, 2022 @ 3:36pm
      Feb 7, 2022
      trail: Widow Maker
      100 |
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 10:43am
      Oct 25, 2021
      trail: T-Bone
      140 |
      May 26, 2021 @ 6:42pm
      May 26, 2021
      trail: T-Bone
      144 |
      May 26, 2021 @ 6:37pm
      May 26, 2021

      Videos of Wissahickon Valley Park Mountain Bike

      Autumnal Wissahickon 2022 Yellow Trail Along...
      14:16 | 17 | Jan 19, 2023 , Philadelphia
      Wiss in the Autumn - MTB Wissahickon Park...
      14:27 | 22 | Jan 11, 2023 , Philadelphia
      Wiss in the Autumn - MTB Wissahickon Park...
      14:27 | 14 | Jan 11, 2023 , Philadelphia
      MTB Summer 22 Wissahickon - Philly July 10th
      10:25 | 63 | Jul 17, 2022 , Philadelphia
      Wissahickon Mountain Biking - CHUTES AT THE...

      7:49 | 139 | Oct 29, 2021
      Trek Roscoe 8 Bike Test
      22:33 | 265 | Jun 14, 2021 , Philadelphia
      Most Dangerous MTB Ride I Had // Wissahickon...
      22:23 | 214 | Jun 14, 2021 , Philadelphia
      Most Dangerous MTB Ride I Had // Wissahickon...
      22:23 | 234 | Jun 14, 2021 , Philadelphia

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1917413dannmerupdatetrailQuarry Skills Line and 4 more
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 4:17pm
      Jan 30, 2023
      user #1917413dannmerupdatetrailSummit Bypass and 9 more
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 10:12am
      Jan 30, 2023
      user #2477182brettpalumboupdatetrailSummit Bypass and 26 more
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 7:24am
      Jan 30, 2023
      user #1922055Bhazell26wishlistregionWissahickon Valley Park
      Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:05pm
      Jan 29, 2023
      user #1338323slomaro2wishlistregionWissahickon Valley Park
      Jan 29, 2023 @ 1:31pm
      Jan 29, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      user #3111230abradley77trailGravel Climb to SummitThis is probably the easiest way to climb up...
      Jan 4, 2023 @ 11:00am
      Jan 4, 2023
      user #3111230abradley77trailYellow Trail - Twisty-Turney to SummitThis trail is probably the most hardest...
      Dec 31, 2022 @ 8:22am
      Dec 31, 2022
      user #688667damientheoreportGravel Climb to Summit...
      Sep 26, 2022 @ 8:38am
      Sep 26, 2022
      user #3111230abradley77trailWises to LivezeyVery fun trail, one of my favorites at...
      Sep 25, 2022 @ 5:43am
      Sep 25, 2022
      user #688667damientheoreportMeadows to Forbiddenplease report park issues to...
      Sep 20, 2022 @ 1:34pm
      Sep 20, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Fairmount Park (Belmont Plateau) 25 22 15.2 km
      Carol Park 1 16.8 km
      Haverford Reserve 14 5 18 km
      Cobbs Creek Park8.8 km
      Skunk Hollow 12 5 19.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7844 miles4,383 ft18 miles371 ft
      #164#711241,152520,092
      E-Bike32,674 ft79 ft2,530 ft89 ft
      #1,492#3791,033249
      Horse95 miles630 ft3 miles236 ft
      #55#47323
      Hike8851 miles5,269 ft21 miles371 ft
      #102#5431,1483611
      Trail Running8651 miles5,243 ft21 miles371 ft
      #102#531,148556
      Snowshoe52 miles233 ft3,110 ft138 ft
      #492#2861
      Backcountry Ski41 mile233 ft3,110 ft138 ft
      #92#5511
      Nordic Ski41 mile233 ft3,110 ft138 ft
      #341#2071
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