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Pennypack Park

Average Rating:    (3.55 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 29

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.
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Latitude
40.07872817313177
Longitude
-75.0589370727539
Trail Directions
There are more entrances to this park, that can be listed, the two "ends" of the park are Pine Road or Rhawn Street. Contact the Fairmount Park Commission at 215-685-0000 for directions.
Trail Length
12 to 18 mile loops
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Philadelphia
   


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Review Date
June 27, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: localrider ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Start at Pine Road and Moredun Road area in Philadelphia.



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Review Date
August 26, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Nubuanbud2 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
I enter on Pine Rd



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Review Date
January 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Mman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
wissa



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Review Date
December 31, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: crzyhrs ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
November 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: XjeremyX ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
wissahickan and belmont



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