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Pennypack Park

Average Rating:    (3.65 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 31

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
February 14, 2015

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: Trail Advocate Group ,  Racer

Summary:
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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Review Date
May 5, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: big john 300 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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...

Recommended Route:
See above-

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ridenox.com---nockamixon state park is a special place that is Mountain bike specific.



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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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