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A technical trail with lots of rocks, some scrambling, and nice views.


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5.9

Miles

9.5

KM

98%

Runnable

212' 65 m

High

103' 31 m

Low

419' 128 m

Up

413' 126 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This trail is really technical. Dogs are supposed to be on leash but most of the time they are not. Also, parts of the trail allow mountain bikes. Be aware. It's been my experience that the mountain bikers are pretty courteous.

Description

The trail starts on Germantown Avenue where the road crosses Wissahickon Creek. It ends down at Historic Rittenhouse Town.

In between is a pretty technical set of trails that take you through some really pretty territory.

The trail winds down the Wissahickon Creek and passes by covered bridges, dams, light rapids and crosses streams.

Check out the covered bridge in the first third of the trail and the Fingerspan bridge sculpture in the last third. This sculpture had to be helicoptered into place!

The trail is not marked very clearly, so make sure you pay attention at intersections etc. When in doubt stay closer to the creek and use the Trail Run Project mobile app to make sure you stay on track.

Flora & Fauna

Trees, birds, various other animals. It's an incredibly wild area in the middle of the city.

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Shared By:

Scott Spencer

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Photos

Fingerspan Bridge - Actually pretty cool!
Oct 3, 2015 near Bala-Cy…, PA
Statue of Tedyuscung
Apr 26, 2018 near Wyndmoor, PA
Rex Ave Bridge
Apr 26, 2018 near Wyndmoor, PA
Tough uphill off of Forbidden Drive to get to the Yellow Trail.
Jan 4, 2016 near Bala-Cy…, PA
Covered Bridge
Oct 3, 2015 near Wyndmoor, PA
Glen Fern
Aug 7, 2018 near Wyndmoor, PA

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