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.
I was so sad to read the previous review. Sounds like that reviewer happened to have a really rough day. In contrast, I've ridden this trail perhaps 30 times since moving to the area a few years ago, and for about half of those rides I pulled my daughter ...
Of all the paths that I have rode, worst trail that I have been on. I felt like I needed a gun. The path was not taken care of and after riding 2 miles the path was closed due to fallen trees or dead bodies I wasn't waiting around to see. Who ever should ...
I rode this trail for the first time today. I started at Pine Road and rode to Winchester Ave entrance. The Pine Road entrance has parking, bathrooms and a food truck there as well. It was a really good ride and challenging ride. The trail was clear (no ...