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.
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.