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

Pleasant ride cut short

   April, 2016 by darylmarlisa

Lovely, well maintained trail with views of the river and a few classic stone buildings and bridges. Nice packed grit surface but most wasn't paved. We were a little frustrated with having a 12 mile ride instead of the 28 mile ride as we were unable to ...read more

hiking with The Philadelphia trail club

   March, 2016 by tirzahrom

The Philadelphia Trail Club enjoys hiking Pennypack every once in a while and will do the new Pennypack Trail again this June. Guests are welcome. Go to our website for more details: philadelphiatrailclub.org read more

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