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

Tales of Two Trails

   December, 2015 by lakesidedude2000

Parked aon the street across from the historical Homesburg prison at the trailhead...the first portion of the trail seems unattended and is not paved but s hard packed dirt. This portion is about 1/2 mile and outlets to a small commercial street which ...read more

Excellent trail

   October, 2015 by roosterbike

Rode this trail from the Delaware river to the west terminus and back. Total of about 32.7 miles. We did not figure out how to efficiently connect the two segments, but it was easy enough to ride on small streets between the two. This trail is very ...read more

Love this park!

   October, 2015 by wax2metal

Just moved to the Northeast from Fishtown. I use to take my dog to Penn Treaty Park every day. At first I wasn't much into PennyPack Park until I found the trails behind the Environmental Center. We love following the unpaved paths down to the creek. ...read more