Pennypack Trail

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The Pennypack Trail begins in Huntingdon Valley in Montgomery County and continues south through wooded Lorimer Park and on into Philadelphia County. A portion follows the former Fox Chase-Newton Branch line. 

A highlight of the pathway is its passage through Pennypack Park, one of Philadelphia’s most beloved parks, which offers several miles of unpaved trails for mountain bikers and equestrians. From the park, the rail-trail offers a paved route all the way to the waterfront of the Delaware River. Along the way, you’ll follow Pennypack Creek through rolling hills and curves.

In 2015, the trail was extended to the communities of Bryn Athyn, Rockledge, Lower Moreland, and Upper Moreland. It continues along Pennypack Creek (including a 143-foot bridge over the scenic waterway) and now totals just over 14 miles.

Parking and Trail Access

Find the entrance to Pennypack Park on Pine Road south of Moredon Road, where there is extensive parking with picnic areas. There is another entrance at Algon at Bustleton, and a large park with many parking spaces at State Road near the Holmesburg prison. The park entrance is to the south.

Reviews

Very Scenic for Mostly Urban Environment

   July, 2016 by kulickk

Important Note: MOST of this trail is NOT a rail trail and so it has hills a couple of which are steep. Also the trail bridge across the creek at Rhawn Street is still closed but a detour around it using streets is doable and I got back on the trail ...read more

short ride

   July, 2016 by surob

Got in 40 minutes on the bike. What we saw was very pleasant. read more

FUN ride and beautiful to boot!

   June, 2016 by karkevchris

But the bridge is out at Shawn Street so we could go no further Very disappointing. We came home hoping to google and find out what the story is on the bridge closure but got no where. read more