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White Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 579' 176 m
Descent: -547' -167 m
High: 295' 90 m
Low: 147' 45 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Wes Emmert

A great way to experience another park of Wissahickon Valley Park.

Wes Emmert

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

This trail starts from the Orange Trail just north of West Walnut Lane. The trail rolls along paralleling the Orange Trail the entire way. The first 0.1 mile is on the Orange Trail. Keep an eye out as you hike, as there are many access trails, trail crossings and even road crossings as you head north along the White Trail. There is a very steep hill (though it is short) about 1.8 miles along the trail (if you're heading north).

At the junction with the Orange Trail about 2.6 miles in, the trail begins to climb to the higher elevations in this valley. Wissahickon Creek will be visible for the majority of the trail when the trees are not leafed out (late fall through early spring). Unlike the Orange Trail which is a singletrack trail, White Trail is wide enough to hike two abreast for the vast majority of its length. A special feature is the Statue of Tedyuscung at mile 4.1. The trail ends at another junction with the Orange Trail and the Laveder Trail. I highly recommend adding the Lavender Trail to your hike as it follows a babbling brook back down to the Orange Trail which is a delightful highlight.

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Oct 6, 2019
Adam H
4.6mi — 3h 00m
Feb 3, 2019
Mark Servati
Aug 6, 2018
Wes Emmert
I did the section north of Valley Green Inn in april and was happy to do the section south of Valley Green Inn now 2mi — 0h 45m
Apr 26, 2018
Wes Emmert
1.8mi — 1h 00m
Jan 22, 2016
Andrew Parise

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Statue of Tedyuscung
Apr 26, 2018 near Wyndmoor, PA
Rex Ave Bridge
Apr 26, 2018 near Wyndmoor, PA
Trail splits. White Trail to right, Orange Trail to left.
Jan 16, 2020 near Bala-Cy…, PA
Slippery rocks.
Jan 16, 2020 near Bala-Cy…, PA
Cresheim Creek.
Jan 16, 2020 near Bala-Cy…, PA
Right off Livezey Ln back onto White Trail.
Jan 16, 2020 near Wyndmoor, PA

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