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    • pennypack trail 1032

    The Pennypack Trail

    The Circuit Trails

    Where:
    1804 State Rte. 2009, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
    When:
    • Sundays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    • Mondays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    • Tuesdays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    • Wednesdays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    • Thursdays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    • Fridays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    • Saturdays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    Enjoy a scenic, and historic, trip through the Pennypack Creek Valley on the over 14-mile Pennypack Trail. Begin at State Road in Holmesburg, PA. and head northwest as the trail follows alongside Pennypack Creek along a route that was once the corridor for the Fox Chase - Newton Branch Line. Highlights of the route include crossing over a newly built 165’ steel bridge which rises 35 feet over a scenic stream valley; passing through Philadelphia’s beloved Pennypack Park; experiencing the wildlife rich Lorimer Park; looking for birds at Betrayers Swamp, an Audubon designated Important Bird Area; and spotting the remains of the many water-powered mills that were in the area during colonial times. Also travel through the historic town of Bryn Athyn and a watershed area protected by the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust (this land is considered to be environmentally sensitive so be sure to stay on the trail). There are a few busy street crossings, as well as a train crossing, so obey signals and be cautious at these intersections. The trail ends at Byberry Road in Huntingdon Valley.

     

    While scenic, the Pennypack is a hilly route, especially heading north. The section through Philadelphia is paved, but once the trail crosses into Montgomery County it is crushed stone, which is not suitable for road bikes. Within Pennypack look for additional routes that are ideal for mountain biking and horseback riding. The Pennypack is part of the East Coast Greenway and connects to the Baxter Trail, which is currently under construction along the Delaware River.

     

    The Pennypack Trail is a part of the Circuit Trails, a vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails that is growing in size each year. Explore 100s of miles of happy at CircuitTrails.org

     

    The trail is open year-round, but is not recommended for after-dark use. 

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