Philadelphia, PA - For a scenic hike or bike ride in Montgomery County, PA, head to the Pennypack Trail. This 14-mile route follows an old roadbed and crosses Pennypack Creek. The trail winds through open meadows and young woodlands. In the center, it crosses a third-century bridge and encircles the headwaters of the cleanest stream in the preserve. In the end, it intersects State Road via bike lanes.
Pennypack Trail in Montgomery County PA
The trail follows an old commuter railroad corridor that was used by trains in the past. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund provided funds for the trail's design and construction. The trail is part of the Circuit Trails, a network of trails in the Delaware Valley that spans 800 miles. The trail was initially funded by Montgomery County and the William Penn Foundation, and construction was paid for by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program. The design and construction costs totaled $3.1 million.
The Pennypack Trail is a rail trail that begins in the borough of Rockledge, near the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border. The trail runs 6.2 miles north to the Bucks-Montgomery border. The Pennypack Trail is a multi-use path that offers both paved and unpaved paths to access the Delaware River. It's a great way to get to know Montgomery County while taking your next bike or walking trip.