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  • Ideal
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Camping Camping
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  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      The "Wiss" has it all. Some short sections are easy, but most of the trails are rocky with some roots and the hills are up and down constantly. Not very beginner friendly. Follow the trails parallel to the Wissahickon Creek, it's very hard to get lost. But it's also tough to find all the best stuff without some trial and error. Link up with a local and get shown the goods.

      Note: Wissahickon Valley Park is not free; a permit is required to ride the trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
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      Region Details
      • 3
      • 2
      • 30
      • 20
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 21, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      56
      Trails Mountain Bike
      56
      Trails Hike
      55
      Trails Trail Running
      55
      Trails Horse
      4
      Total Distance
      29 miles
      Total Descent
      4,448 ft
      Total Vertical
      341 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      377 ft
      Reports
      647
      Photos
      57
      Ridden Counter
      12,702

      Photos of Wissahickon Valley Park Mountain Bike

      19 |
      Nov 6, 2020 @ 10:48am
      Nov 6, 2020
      22 |
      Aug 28, 2020 @ 5:24pm
      Aug 28, 2020
      18 |
      Aug 28, 2020 @ 5:23pm
      Aug 28, 2020
      49 |
      Aug 28, 2020 @ 5:23pm
      Aug 28, 2020

      Videos of Wissahickon Valley Park Mountain Bike

      Wissahickon Valley Park Philadelphia PA MTB...

      9:44 | 12 | Jan 14, 2021
      MARIN SAN QUENTIN 3 2021!! - Wissahickon MTB -...

      3:01 | 24 | Nov 18, 2020
      Quarry Bike Skills Trail: Wissahickon, PA -...
      3:18 | 79 | Nov 17, 2020 , Philadelphia
      Wissahickon Mountain Biking - Getting Steezy...

      5:51 | 68 | Jul 3, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Yellow Trail - Twisty-Turney to Summit
      Dec 28, 2020 @ 2:20pm
      Dec 28, 2020
      Prevalent MudsoobieneilMuddy everywhere. Don't ride here until...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Orange Trail - Wises to Germantown
      Jan 21, 2021 @ 3:00am
      Jan 21, 2021
      Variabledjf501Tree/Branches down in the tech/rocks....
      Cresheim Creek NW Side
      Jan 21, 2021 @ 3:00am
      Jan 21, 2021
      Variabledjf501Big tree down. Not rideable.
      Wissahickon Bikeway
      Jan 15, 2021 @ 10:36am
      Jan 15, 2021
      IdealPatbeck34
      Livesey to Yellow Trail to Forbidden Drive
      Jan 12, 2021 @ 11:23am
      Jan 12, 2021
      IdealPatbeck34Trail Running
      Forbidden Drive (N)
      Jan 12, 2021 @ 11:23am
      Jan 12, 2021
      VariablePatbeck34Trail Running
      Gorgas Entrance
      Jan 7, 2021 @ 1:09pm
      Jan 7, 2021
      VariablePatbeck34Hike
      Top of Gorgas to Henry
      Jan 7, 2021 @ 9:39am
      Jan 7, 2021
      VariablePatbeck34Trail Running
      Widow Maker
      Jan 7, 2021 @ 9:39am
      Jan 7, 2021
      IdealPatbeck34Trail Running
      Harder line
      Jan 7, 2021 @ 9:39am
      Jan 7, 2021
      VariablePatbeck34Trail Running
      Wises Stub
      Jan 7, 2021 @ 9:39am
      Jan 7, 2021
      IdealPatbeck34Trail Running

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #535345djf501addreportOrange Trail - Wises to Germantown and 1 more
      Jan 21, 2021 @ 7:46am
      Jan 21, 2021
      user #1843643bowersdaniel9riddentrailThomas Mill Access Road
      Jan 20, 2021 @ 11:27am
      Jan 20, 2021
      user #2503723cmeredithpennwishlisttrailQuarry Bike Skills Trail
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 2:18pm
      Jan 16, 2021
      user #2322915Patbeck34addreportWissahickon Bikeway
      Jan 15, 2021 @ 1:30pm
      Jan 15, 2021
      user #1682954urbandropperaddvideoWissahickon Valley Park Philadelphia PA MTB Jan 2021
      Jan 14, 2021 @ 4:23pm
      Jan 14, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1843643bowersdaniel9trailQuarry Bike Skills TrailExtremely well built with lots of flow....
      Oct 15, 2020 @ 1:35pm
      Oct 15, 2020
      user #719873jesmith09trailDH WoopsIt'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
      user #1624583gtcubetrail7mphShort but Fast and technical DH. Love this...
      May 31, 2020 @ 8:40am
      May 31, 2020
      user #2135319Rjklmi140trailDH WoopsThis trail was marked no bikes when I went to...
      May 6, 2020 @ 5:02pm
      May 6, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Fairmount Park (Belmont Plateau) 21 23 15.2 km
      Morris Park6.4 km
      Haverford Reserve 12 38 km
      Cobbs Creek Park8.8 km
      Pennypack Park 7 1410.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5629 miles4,449 ft14 miles341 ft
      #203#8657647410,308
      Hike5529 miles4,409 ft13 miles341 ft
      #137#65647252
      Trail Running5529 miles4,409 ft13 miles341 ft
      #140#65647153
      Horse43 miles344 ft2 miles223 ft
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