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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
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      Region Details
      • 5
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      • 34
      • 27
      • 3

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

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      78
      Trails Mountain Bike
      71
      Trails Hike
      77
      Trails Trail Running
      77
      Trails Horse
      5
      Total Distance
      49 miles
      Total Descent
      5,099 ft
      Total Vertical
      372 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      377 ft
      Reports
      1,084
      Photos
      110
      Ridden Counter
      19,779

      Photos of Wissahickon Valley Park Mountain Bike

      44 |
      Feb 7, 2022 @ 3:36pm
      Feb 7, 2022
      48 |
      Feb 7, 2022 @ 3:36pm
      Feb 7, 2022
      trail: Widow Maker
      40 |
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 10:43am
      Oct 25, 2021
      trail: T-Bone
      72 |
      May 26, 2021 @ 6:42pm
      May 26, 2021
      trail: T-Bone
      77 |
      May 26, 2021 @ 6:37pm
      May 26, 2021
      trail: T-Bone
      65 |
      May 26, 2021 @ 6:37pm
      May 26, 2021
      trail: T-Bone
      105 |
      May 24, 2021 @ 11:12am
      May 24, 2021
      trail: M-One
      31 |
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:48pm
      May 23, 2021

      Videos of Wissahickon Valley Park Mountain Bike

      Wissahickon Mountain Biking - CHUTES AT THE...

      7:49 | 68 | Oct 29, 2021
      Trek Roscoe 8 Bike Test
      22:33 | 164 | Jun 14, 2021 , Philadelphia
      Most Dangerous MTB Ride I Had // Wissahickon...
      22:23 | 141 | Jun 14, 2021 , Philadelphia
      Most Dangerous MTB Ride I Had // Wissahickon...
      22:23 | 133 | Jun 14, 2021 , Philadelphia
      Wissahickon Valley Park Philadelphia PA MTB...

      9:44 | 138 | Jan 14, 2021
      MARIN SAN QUENTIN 3 2021!! - Wissahickon MTB -...

      3:01 | 136 | Nov 18, 2020
      Quarry Bike Skills Trail: Wissahickon, PA -...
      3:18 | 388 | Nov 17, 2020 , Philadelphia
      Wissahickon Mountain Biking - Getting Steezy...

      5:51 | 159 | Jul 3, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2433316ndobbs55wishlistrouteBasic Wiss Loop
      May 18, 2022 @ 8:37am
      4 hours
      user #3042196JesseAnHTHbwishlistroute10 MILE WISS NOVICE LOOP
      May 12, 2022 @ 1:46pm
      May 12, 2022
      user #1750658LevinnyogaddreportPoop Shoot
      May 12, 2022 @ 4:30am
      May 12, 2022
      user #3042196JesseAnHTHbwishlisttrailTop of Gorgas to Henry
      May 11, 2022 @ 4:58pm
      May 11, 2022
      user #3019042coasterdragon325votetrailKitchens to Mt. Airy
      May 8, 2022 @ 3:43pm
      May 8, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #3019042coasterdragon325trailWhite Trail - Cresheim to Valley Green Rd.Starts out with a steep climb, then turns into...
      May 8, 2022 @ 3:39pm
      May 8, 2022
      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 #2247318Chito215reportForbidden Drive (S)Ice in several long sections. Tread carefully.
      Mar 6, 2021 @ 7:15am
      Mar 6, 2021
      user #1843643bowersdaniel9trailQuarry Bike Skills TrailExtremely well built with lots of flow....
      Oct 15, 2020 @ 1:35pm
      Oct 15, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Fairmount Park (Belmont Plateau) 23 24 15.2 km
      Carol Park 1 16.8 km
      Haverford Reserve 13 38 km
      Cobbs Creek Park8.8 km
      Skunk Hollow9.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7143 miles4,442 ft18 miles371 ft
      #171#691071,084515,802
      Hike7749 miles5,059 ft21 miles371 ft
      #117#5931,0813452
      Trail Running7749 miles5,059 ft21 miles371 ft
      #117#581,081356
      Horse54 miles387 ft2 miles223 ft
      322
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