Wissahickon Creek Loop Yellow Trail

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Wissahickon Creek Loop Yellow Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 616 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wildlife

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rocky
2 months ago

This trail is pretty straight forward --- nice to be lost in the woods, very easy trail to follow. You will find all kinds of people on this trail from hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, horse ridders, dogs etc... Some parts of the trail is wider and some parts of the trail is narrow. Good trail more on endurance side, easy, nothing too challenging, going over rocks, small wood bridges, and part of trail takes you to the flat part of creek on Forbidden Road. After completing the trail, went and had late lunch at Valley Green Inn. Very nice place for post-hike.

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rocky
2 months ago

This trail was well marked and pretty straight forward. I also had the alltrails maps up to keep us on track! There were some challenging parts with incline, especially in the beginning but definitely doable. Be careful for bikers - the trail gets a bit narrow at spots. The bikers don't really slow down but they were all really nice when they passed by and gave us a heads up if there were more of them. Definitely nice to go in the fall with no bugs - and no overgrown plants. In addition, the scenery was really nice!

Great trails that are well marked. I would consider yellow to be easy and orange intermediate but I passed many small children on each so it is definitely doable for beginners though they may take longer. Well trafficked on weekends with families and dogs. Also a bike trail. For these reasons I prefer weekdays.

Uncrowded, fairly well-maintained (though some smaller spurs were impossible to find through the leaves). Trails weren’t always as well-marked as they could be.

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4 months ago

Decent trail! There were a lot of bugs and sometimes it was a little worrisome dodging the mountain bikers. However the small amount of elevation was nice and the trail was easy to follow. Perfect for a light afternoon walk!

Actually covered a lot of trails between Yellow, White, Orange, and legs of Forbidden drive. Really good day out in the Wiss.

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rocky
7 months ago

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rocky
8 months ago

Lots of mountain bikers

9 months ago

love it

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muddy
rocky
9 months ago

Good running trail. Watch out for bikers though. Can get super crowded

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rocky
10 months ago

the trail is really great a lot of nature a lot of great scenery the first hill is pretty intense it's long and goes pretty high pretty fast you will have other with hills like it as well overall very good hike they're definitely mountain bikers and joggers and some people with dogs off leash. Keep an eye out for the trail markers because it's easy to get off Trail, I did several times.

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muddy
Mon Feb 18 2019

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Sat Sep 30 2017

A nice route. Just one big hill right at that the beginning. Lots of interesting things to see throughout this hike. Watch out for mountain bikers. They were all very pleasant, but there sure were a lot of them!

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