OverviewPennypack Park is a system of trails along Pannypack Creek within the city limits of Northwestern Philadelphia. The gentle creek and rolling valley is part of the city's famed Fairmount park system and adjoins Lorimer Park to the north, Pennypack environmental center as well as Philadelphia's only remaining farm, The Fox Chase farm. The trails include a paved multi use path along the creek, a gravel equestrian path with singletrack trails looping in and out of the hillsides.
There are many opportunities to get off the beaten path and in an area that was cultivate by early Native American then conquered by settlers and developed in 1687, there is a long history to be found.
For more natural and cultural history check out the cheesy but informative site by the Friend of Pennypack Park
Pennypack park is like a smaller, gentler version of the city's other valley park
While Pennypack Park meanders 14 miles southeast to the Delaware River most of the mountain biking lies in the upper half of the park, that which is found between Pine Road and the Roosevelt Blvd bridge. There the hills offer gentle climbs with mostly smooth and buff rolling turns.
When heading to pennypack for the first time expect to spend much of the ride exploring the outer loops rather than linking together a seamlessly flowing ride.
For more about the natural history as well as