9.8 miles
Distance
1,236 ft
Climb
-1,252 ft
Descent
302 ft
High Point

This loop includes most of the best trails in the part while eliminating the rockiest, most technical portions, as well as the biggest climb. Ideal for the mountain biker not yet up to the challenge of the full Wiss.

Note: Elevations tend to be ~10-20% lower with the route planner than when recording live.

Detailed Description
10 MILE WISS NOVICE LOOP is a 10 mile popular easy route located near Philadelphia Pennsylvania. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 1,236 ft with a max elevation of 302 ft then descends -1,252 ft.
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6 Reviews & Comments

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abradley77 (Sep 25, 2022 at 5:43)
Very fun trail, one of my favorites at Wissahickon. Good mix of flow, jumps, and rocky sections.
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coasterdragon325 (Jun 12, 2022 at 13:36)
Really fun sections! Rollable rock drop thingy and some mounds, this and Top of Gorgas to Henry are some of the best at the park.
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coasterdragon325 (May 29, 2022 at 13:07)
Really fun trail! Highly recommend if you come to Wissahickon.
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coasterdragon325 (May 8, 2022 at 15:39)
Starts out with a steep climb, then turns into a rocky downhill. The climb can be quite difficult if you're not up for it.
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znewman (Apr 23, 2022 at 17:08)
Fun ride, some modified sections due to closures.
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Derekp (Aug 22, 2020 at 17:07)
Fast and flowy, my favorite section on my daily ride
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Ridelogs
    211
More Stats for 10 MILE WISS NOVICE LOOP mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    50 ft
  • Altitude start
    94 ft
  • Altitude end
    79 ft
  • Grade max
    -118.8%
  • Grade min
    54.8%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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