Pennypack Trail

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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.

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

What a gem!

   October, 2014 by rwp97

What a great trail, nestled into the heart of the city! It combined rocky terrain with rolling woods, while following a gorgeous stream. I did a very early morning ride, starting at sun up, and started from Pine Street to the Delaware River. The scenery ...read more

   September, 2014 by nuh98

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great trail

   August, 2014 by hfujohn

Great trail. The further north you get the bigger the hills get. There's more entrances and parking then this trail site says so you can start almost anywhere. There's some people traffic but nothing you won't be able toanage. read more