The Edge

Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

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The Pennypack Park is a great destination for riders in the Philadelphia vicinity and offers a variety of terrain in a small tract of land. The park is surrounded in rich history and includes the old Newtown Road Bridge, Verree House, Pennypack Environmental Center, Krewstown railroad bridge, and 200-year-old towering trees. The ride begins at the Pine Road parking area and immediately jumps onto the singletrack. Wide dirt trails and rolling terrain ensue as the route crosses under Verree Road and down to the massive Krewstown railroad bridge. Once under this impressive structure, the trail continues on under Bustleton Avenue and leads to the “Edge.” Careful riding will soon take you above the mighty mica-shist cliff and across Pennypack Creek, at the ride’s midpoint. Highlights: stream crossing, short 'n' scary technical lines, historic stone bridge circa 1793, great woodland trail riding, fishing, great wildlife viewing, authentic Philly hot-dog stand. Tread: half of the ride runs on relatively smooth multi-use dirt trail with occasional sections of exposed rocks. The other half covers tight, twisty singletrack, with surfaces ranging from deep sand along the creek bank to plates of pointed rock along the Mica-shist Cliff Trail.
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by Rob Ginieczki (Falcon Guides)

The Pennypack Park is a great destination for riders in the Philadelphia vicinity and offers a variety of terrain in a small tract of land. The park is surrounded in rich history and includes the old Newtown Road Bridge, Verree House, Pennypack Environmental Center, Krewstown railroad bridge, and 200-year-old towering trees. The ride begins at the Pine Road parking area and immediately jumps onto the singletrack. Wide dirt trails and rolling terrain ensue as the route crosses under Verree Road and down to the massive Krewstown railroad bridge. Once under this impressive structure, the trail continues on under Bustleton Avenue and leads to the “Edge.” Careful riding will soon take you above the mighty mica-shist cliff and across Pennypack Creek, at the ride’s midpoint.

Highlights: stream crossing, short 'n' scary technical lines, historic stone bridge circa 1793, great woodland trail riding, fishing, great wildlife viewing, authentic Philly hot-dog stand. Tread: half of the ride runs on relatively smooth multi-use dirt trail with occasional sections of exposed rocks. The other half covers tight, twisty singletrack, with surfaces ranging from deep sand along the creek bank to plates of pointed rock along the Mica-shist Cliff Trail.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Huntingdon Valley
Distance: 9.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 100 feet
Top Elevation: 100 feet
Local Contacts: Philadelphia Parks System
Local Maps: USGS Frankford; Friends of the Pennypack Park Multiuse Trail map
Driving Directions: Directions to The Edge

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May 2018