"This ride is another great outing within the city limits of Philadelphia. Popular with hikers, joggers, fisherman, equestrians, and cyclists, Pennypack Park is another jewel in the Fairmount Park Commission crown. The Pennypack Wilderness consists of approximately 1,600 acres of woods, meadows, and wetlands, all of which are being restored and maintained by the Pennypack Watershed Association. The Pennypack Creek watershed contains over 55 square miles of forests, meadows, and wetlands. winding its way past some of the more populated areas in Philadelphia, Pennypack Creek runs the length of the park and eventually drains into the Delaware River. Adjacent to the park and well worth a visit are the Pennypack Environmental Center on Verree Road and Fox Chase Farm on Pine Road. Terrain: Tight singletrack, doubletrack, gravel roads, and dirt roads. There are a number of short hills along the beautiful Pennypack Creek." Read more
"This easy, mostly flat hike begins at an open park-like setting where there are picnic tables placed in the shade of huge trees that rise alongside Pennypack Creek. You start out on the paved hiking/biking trail where, at this point, there are just as many walkers, bike riders, dog walkers, and parents pushing strollers as there are serious hikers, sporting colorful backpacks and opaque water bottles. As is often the case at popular trails, the farther you hike the less company you’ll have, especially on this hike when just under a mile you leave the trail for a forest footpath and a short uphill climb through the forest. This section is also an equestrian trail, where proper trail etiquette dictates that hikers should step off the trail and give the horse and its rider the right-of-way." Read more
"The Pennypack Trail is a beautiful example of what can happen when you repurpose industrial elements. Opened in 2015, it’s a 5.4-mile trail built on what used to be Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA’s) Fox-Chase Newtown Regional Rail Line, which at one point was part of the famed Reading Railroad system.
The flat, gravel-packed trail is 12 feet wide and runs from the Rockledge Borough to Byberry Road near Mason’s Mill Park. The trail is wildly popular with hikers and bikers. This part of the Pennypack Trail skirts the edge of Lorimer Park and provides beautiful views of Pennypack Creek." Read more
"In the northeast part of Philadelphia is one of the jewels of the Fairmount Park system, Pennnypack Park. This 1,600-acre park is a beautiful mix of woodlands, meadows, and wetlands. The park has hiking, biking, and bridle trails that make it easy to explore all the different natural and historic features. The main feature of this park is Pennypack Creek, which runs the length of the park and eventually drains into the Delaware River. This ride will take you along the main paved trail of the park and show you the main sights." Read more