Pennypack Park - TRAIL

Pennypack Park - Trail, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mostly flat single and double track. One corner of the park rolls nicely with a few short steep climbs that can be looped to make tougher rides. Nice place to "learn the ropes" as there are no extended technical sections or climbs. Good for beginners to build confidence before heading to Philadelphia's other LARGE inter-city park, The Wissahickon Valley.

User Reviews (31)

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Trail Advocate Group   Racer [Feb 14, 2015]

See Pennypack Park Trail Advocates on Face Book. We have miles of trails we are trying to save and are working with the park authorities on preserving them.

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5
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4
big john 300   Cross Country Rider [May 05, 2014]

I love this place. It has progressed over the years with some great new single track. It is real single track and the playground has some technical areas.. I also like the fact that I can get off the single track and take a break on the double track or the 8 miles of the black top trail. which is winding around following the creek.......
My favorite trails on the pine road parking lot side trailhead , go down to and under Krewstown road make a right go about 50 yards and take the next right up the hill and enjoy the loopty loos that intersect one another. If you love very technical single track the " the playground" section of single track is in there somewhere... Then get out of there and head further east on some additional single track that mixes with fast double track....
I don't like riding the true single track in the summer as it gets overgrown which puts you at risk for deer ticks......Lots of deer in the park...

Customer Service

See above-

Similar Products Used: Ridenox.com---nockamixon state park is a special place that is Mountain bike specific.
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5
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4
localrider   Cross Country Rider [Jun 27, 2012]

Loads of cross country trails, some intermediate level, some beginner. Singletrack, fire roads, paved, lots for everyone. For the last couple of years several local riders have gone in and cleared all the thorn bushes and stinging nettle from the trails. There are many new trails that are in pristine condition. The park gets a fair amount of traffic so everything is very well groomed. I noticed that the last post review was several years old. I just wanted to announce that this park is a mtb destination.

Customer Service

Start at Pine Road and Moredun Road area in Philadelphia.

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5
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4
Nubuanbud2   Weekend Warrior [Aug 26, 2009]

This is my favorite "social" trail. This is a trail where you can talk and ride. I guess depending whom your with. In my crew, we talk :0) This place has all of the aerobic challenges you need. There enough close, short, and steep climbs to keep the sweat pouring. Great for after work ride. If you make multiple loops you can make this a tough work out. You get a decent mix. Nothing too technical. Not like Wisohicken.

Customer Service

I enter on Pine Rd

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5
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3
Lumpy   Cross Country Rider [Apr 22, 2008]

OK. Let's remind ourselves where these trails are located. Pennypack Park in PHILADELPHIA. For where it is this trail network ROCKS. The "mostly flat single and double track" description above was written by someone who must not know the park well. Stay on the dirt trails along the outside of the park boundaries and you will go up and down on single track as much as your heart desires. Climbs are relatively short but can be coupled together for a more than adequate workout. The terrain itself is not technical but some trail sections are decent stability and control challenges.

Customer Service

I park a the Pine Road lot and loop down either side of Pennypack Creek. I typically ride down to the Band Shell (Welsh Road) and back, switching sides of the creek. Taking trails that go off to the left will soon acquaint you with the trails along the Park Boundaries and which I consider the best trails in the park. There are many bridges that cross the creek so creating your own loop is easy. This is a place where exploration is the key to finding your ride, so give yourself time to get to know it.

Similar Products Used: Wissahickon is good, better climbs, but not as quiet as Pennypack.

1.25 hour SW is French Creek State Park. Nice rock gardens to challenge you.

1.25 hour NW is Ralph Stover State Park adjacent to Bucks County park land which has a few trails. This is a very small area but the ride and climbs are good. Some loose shale descent sections make this a bit of a thrill ride.
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3
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4
Mman   Cross Country Rider [Jan 06, 2008]

Pennypack is fun. You can put some nice two hour loops together in this park for a nice little workout. You probably will not have to get off of your bike in this park. I have been riding this place for years and still manage to find new trails. Its amazing how many trails you see in the winter when the brush is down. Stay off of the paved trail, there is no need to use it. Heads up for the horses and the 7minute itch(it can be brutal in the summer months). The trails get a little shady towards the Delaware, littered with glass/ trash and northeast philly hoodlums.

Customer Service

Pine Rd. to Rawn and loop back on the other side of creek.

Similar Products Used: wissa
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4
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3
crzyhrs   Cross Country Rider [Dec 31, 2007]

hey people, i rode the trails in this park all last summer st least 4 times a week. great for training, they do actually have some good technical spots in the park, u just have to know were to go, explore it well, they wind all around through there on both sides of the creek. rocky slopes, creek crossings, steeps, a 15 ft or so half pipe made naturally in a gully that some tree huggin fag filled in with trees, but not to worry they will be removed by february or so by me and my boy if someone else hasn't already. there r some nice rrots and log hops, drops ,if u know were to find them, jumps, etc... i will post some photos shortly, i just found this website so give me a few weeks to get some together.

Customer Service

Rhawn street access is a mile east of the boulevard, rt 1, or woodward rd wich is 1 mile south ofwelsh rd on the rt. You can also use accesses of cruisetown rd off grant go south, or pine or veree rd off grant ave. try it you'll hacve a blast, especially if u r the adventurist type and wander and wind through the trails.

Similar Products Used: tlyer park, but don't get caught off mcadm the will fine u, they have some technical stuff but the horse back riders snitch on u and u can get in a little trouble.
churchville reservoir, not bad not really technical, very few good spots, just a short muddy in most parts, ride.
neshaminy high school, behind the baseball fields, good ririn from what i've seen and understand from locals.
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4
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4
XjeremyX   Weekend Warrior [Nov 11, 2003]

New obstacle park in the works. mike and i are in the process of building some sick stuff. there is a huge tree to ride on which caused me a seperated clavical and a little birdge a huge pyramid, a few other trees to ride on and much more planned to be coming in the near future. when on the main trail go down a hill and take a left after the stream and continue straight. you'll find it. also the ride in can be fun if you find the right trails.

Customer Service

look at other people's directions they'll get you there.

Similar Products Used: wissahickan and belmont
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4
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2
Ragz   [Oct 16, 1998]

Fun place to ride. Never too hard, never too easy, if you want to push it. I've been riding here since mountain bikes came to the east. I rode in here with a friend for 2 years before I saw another mountain biker. Wissahickon has better riding, but this place is right out my front door. Pennypack definitely has a lot to offer. Since this is my home turf, it has to get a five star rating.

Customer Service

Start at Pine road, ride to Frankford Ave. and come back.

Similar Products Used: Lorimer park, located across the street from the Pine road parking lot of Pennypack Park. While kind of small(about a 3 mile loop if you hit all trails) Lorimer has some longer climbs, and is nice to add to a longer ride in Pennypack.
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5
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Steve Bell   [Nov 04, 1998]

nice singletrack some ok downhills and climbs.

Customer Service

Sart at Pine road!!!!

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4
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