Know Before You Go
The statue sits about 40 feet above the walking path, which itself is another 75 feet above the level of the creek below. It’s possible to climb around the jutting rock and sit next to the statue, although it is placed at the edge of the precipice and could be hazardous. Please be careful with small children and pets.
There are many access points to the trail system along the Wissihickon Creek. The best place to park is in a small lot at the end of Kitchen’s Lane. Turn west on Kitchen’s Lane from Wissahickon Drive in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia and drive down to the end. Look for the small trailhead on the uphill side of the parking area (not the wide path leading downhill to the Kitchen’s Lane Bridge) and follow it for roughly a quarter mile to a junction marked with a sign post. Following the path straight ahead (orange trail) will bring you to the base of Mom Rinker’s Rock, where the Toleration statue can be seen above. An unmarked scramble around the back side of the rocks will bring you to the statue itself. Or you can take the left path at the junction (white trail) and wind around to the top of Mom Rinker’s Rock and the statue.