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

This trail is fine for road bikes

   September, 2016 by wilsonae

I checked out the unpaved new extension on my thin wheels and it's fine for road bikes: crushed gravel packed down hard and the section from Moreland Park to the first trailhead is lovely. Scenic, not too busy, really quite flat and picturesque. I agree ...read more

Nice little gem of a trail

   August, 2016 by mcrosen3725

I rode the trail from Byberry Rd in Huntingdon Valley to the Delaware river. It is a very scenic ride with a good combination of flats in the suburban area and nice rolling hills in the transition to Philadelphia. Signage could be better, so take your ...read more

Great trail

   August, 2016 by marcp12b

Plenty of paved trails, off road trails, fishing, picnic areas, places to think etc etc. So much nature surrounded by city and suburbia. Go out and enjoy it! read more