Wicked Wissahickon Valley Professional Review and Guide
"This is a stellar ride that offers some nice singletrack in the heart of the city. Proximity to the city has both advantages and disadvantages. Food, fuel, lodging, and nightlife are in abundance. Security can sometimes be a problem. This urban challenge is well worth riding and has some of the most technical lines in the region.
The infamous Livezey Rock is a popular spot for rock climbers who scale the 40-foot-high hunk of micaschist. The tainted Wissahickon Creek is on the rebound: over time it’s becoming a cleaner haven for aquatic critters and now offers the persistent fisherman some angling opportunities. Rhododendron grows here in abundance. In late June, its beautiful white blooms add a splash of brightness to the woodland landscape. Highlights: historic covered bridge, creek crossings, interesting geology, rock climbing at Livezey Rock, historic houses, statues, view, urban wilderness. Tread: the majority of this ride follows wide singletrack generously covered with rocks and roots. Some sections feature twisty, hardpacked singletrack gravel pathways."