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Pennypack Trail - Philadelphia County

Intermediate
 3.8 (5)

A great trail that passes through Pennypack Park and follows along the Pennypack Creek.


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11.4

Miles

18.4

KM

99%

Runnable

177' 54 m

High

2' 1 m

Low

515' 157 m

Up

682' 208 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Runner Notes

Very flat and well-groomed.

Description

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.

Flora & Fauna

All hardwoods and typical woodland critters.

Contacts

Land Manager: PA DCNR - Main Office

Shared By:

Kristen Arendt

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

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in Lorimer Park

#12803

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#1

in Lorimer Park

#277

in Pennsylvania

#12,803

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Typical Pennypack trail.
Apr 14, 2015 near Rockledge, PA

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Mar 2, 2019
Jason VanDuyne
Learn the trails before running again, spent too much time on concrete 4.5mi