17.6 miles
Distance
2,654 ft
Climb
-2,643 ft
Descent
356 ft
High Point

Basic Wissahickon Loop. Ride up the river and back the other side.

Detailed Description
Basic Wiss Loop is a 18 mile popular intermediate route located near Philadelphia Pennsylvania. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 17 trails. This route climbs 2,654 ft with a max elevation of 356 ft then descends -2,643 ft.
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8 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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JesseAnHTHb (Jun 17, 2022 at 12:32)
Trail White Trail
IMHO this portion of the white trail should be considered Black Diamond, like the Black Diamond portion of the trail directly to the south. Just constant punishing chonky-ass climbs and descents. Its doable, but rough. Eat your Wheaties.
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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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jesmith09 (Oct 6, 2020 at 12:38)
Trail Connector
It's also full of downed trees. The better route is to pop back out onto forbidden and either double back to catch a west-side trail back.
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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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Rjklmi140 (May 6, 2020 at 17:02)
Trail Connector
This trail was marked no bikes when I went to ride it on 5/3/2020.
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More Stats for Basic Wiss Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    12 ft
  • Altitude min
    34 ft
  • Altitude start
    124 ft
  • Altitude end
    135 ft
  • Grade max
    -64.7%
  • Grade min
    49.9%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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