The Pennypack Trail is a 2.4-mile rail-trail located mostly in Lorimer Park in Montgomery County and connected to Pennpack Park in Philadelphia County. Converted from the old Fox Chase-Newton Branch line, this trail runs from Rockledge Borough on the Philadelphia/Montgomery County boundary, north to Huntingdon Pike (Route 232) in Abington Township.
The Pennypack Trail now seemlessly connects to Pennypack Park and a 10-mile paved trail along Pennypack Creek, leading to the waterfront of the Delaware River. You'll realize the difference between rail-trail and park trail as you come upon rolling hills and curves. Celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2005, this is one of Philadelphia residents most beloved parks with access for cyclists as well as equestrians. There are several miles of unpaved trails open to mountain bikers and equestrians.
A brochure with trail map can be found here: http://trails.montcopa.org/trails/cwp/view.asp?a=1682&q=71170&trailsNav=|
An interactive map of the entire Philadelphia Park System, including Pennypack Park can be found here: http://citymaps.phila.gov/map/default.aspx
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.
Overall, a good trail that tends to be under utilized. If you don't live nearby, better to park at Pine Road and go east. (edited by TrailLink staff for inappropriate content) If you do go past Frankford Ave, be aware that the trail is flood prone in ...
I live in the Greater Northeast & let me tell you if you want to have alot of fun, go to Pennypack Park! There you'll find so much to do and see, Geese, Birds of all types Large odd shaped rocks etc. The trails are somewhat hilly and challenging for most ...
As a visiting mid-westerner, this was my first time cycling alone in this area, so I appreciated how well used this trail was, mid-afternoon, late August. Heavily shaded most of the miles I covered between Pine Rd. and Bustleton Ave. Very winding and ...