Pennypack Trail

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The Pennypack Trail is a 12.4-mile rail-trail that includes a portion along the former Fox Chase-Newton Branch line. The trail begins in Montgomery County at Huntingdon Pike (Route 232) in Abington Township and continues south through wooded Lorimer Park and on into Philadelphia County.

A highlight of Pennypack Trail 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 2014, work started on extending the trail to the communities of Bryn Athyn, Rockledge, Lower Moreland, and Upper Moreland. The new additions will continue along Pennypack Creek (including a 143-foot bridge over the scenic waterway) and add another 3.2 miles to the trail. The construction is estimated to be completed by fall 2015.

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.


Highly Recommend This Trail

   August, 2015 by jajeep77

We drove an hour to get to this trail. It was worth the drive. Trail offer both challenge hills and smooth ride. The scenery is great. We had many stops to take pictures. Highly recommend this trail. It’s definitely our favorite so far. read more

New Neighbor

   August, 2015 by jbramante

I recently moved to the area and live within a mile of the Pine Road entrance. I run the path, I mountain bike the trails on a regular basis year round. The park is well maintained. I have been studying the extensive local history. From an early Swedish more


   August, 2015 by fmx9133 more