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    wissahickon trail map

    hey, i just started to ride my bike to work. i live near manayunk/ roxborough and i work in wyndmoor, so i cut through wissahickon park. i'm not real familar with the trails and after work ive been going for rides exploring them. does anyone know where i can obtain a good trail map or recomend some good trails to check out. i take valley green road to work so trails around there are the best. thanks in advance

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    also check out the maps in the park.

    it is basically just a long park along bothsides of a river so trail(s) run along the road on both sides. you can't really get too lost.

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    Just stay off the trails that have NO BIKES blazes and that essentially leaves you with one trail on each side of the creek running north and south.
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    When I first moved to Philly, I used to get a little bit lost on some of the spur trails and crossing back and forth over the river. The map from Fairmont Park that you get with a permit is ok, but you can get a really detailed map from REI for $8(might be a little more that was a 1999 price). Enjoy - Wiss is an amazing place.

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    Get the detailed map. It's much better than the one that comes with the permit. Shows which trails permit mountain bikes and which don't.

    I believe you can also get it at the Valley Green Inn.

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    so...there is a better map then the one posted by Stick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by extremeb
    so...there is a better map then the one posted by Stick?
    Yes. The one posted by Stick is the one that comes with your permit (or you can get from the Fairmount Park Commission). The one I mentioned is produced by the Friends of the Wissahickon and is more detailed, accurate and has a lot more information such as trail names, permitted trail uses and even milage of trails. If you use the park it's worth the $8, though it is a few years old so it could be slightly dated.

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    I bought my map at REI in Conshohocken for $9 I think...

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    I bought the 2007 edition from the VG Inn...thanx for the suggestion. This map is much better
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