Pennypack Trail

16.61 Miles
Montgomery, Philadelphia

Trail Description

Pennypack Trail, located along the former Newtown Branch of Reading Rail Road, was recently extended north to Route 63 in Lower Moreland Township and south into Rockledge where it connects into Rockledge Park, lengthening the trail by approximately 0.7 miles. A new 40-car parking lot was constructed along the trail at Route 63. A 143-foot bridge was constructed to make the trail connection into Rockledge. Three former railroad bridges were repurposed for the trail. SEPTA developed a gated at grade rail crossing along the trail at the West Trenton Regional Rail Line. This project improved access to the trail and provided views of the Bethayres Swamp, one of the largest wetlands in Montgomery County. An additional 3-mile extension of the trail north to Byberry Road through the Pennypack Wilderness area is planned.

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