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Pennypack Trail Walk

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Holmesburg Junction Station

7931 Tulip Street

Philadelphia, PA 19149

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Walk the full length of the trail from the Philly riverfront to Bucks County, a shady and surprising nature walk with diverse flora.

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Enjoy our FreeWalkers weekend getaway along two gorgeous trails.

Start: Holmesburg Junction Station

Finish: Warminster Station

Distance: 25mi

Return: SEPTA train

Coordinator: Charles Updike

Transit: SEPTA Trenton Line to Holmesburg.  Connect in Trenton from NJTransit train.  Return via SEPTA.

Optional endpoints: Bethayres Station(15mi), Willow Grove Station(20mi)

25 mile walk from Holmesburg to Warminster along the Pennypack Creek

Enjoy a veritable arboretum along the Pennypack Creek in all of its glory, plus the recently developed Pennypack rail trail in Montgomery County, and the recently opened Baxter Trail along the Delaware River. This shady wooded course wends gently from the shores of the Delaware River through the city to pastoral suburbs, offering a variety of footbridges and interesting old bridges passing over the trail. We will see where Lenape tribal councils took place, where the most historic train wreck in the Delaware Valley tragically unfolded, and where the oldest bridge in the nation, built in 1697, remains in service to local traffic.

New this year: Continue along the rail trail to Tamanend Park in Southampton.

Paved and gravel, with very few road crossings. Begins at Holmesburg Junction, about a 25 minute SEPTA rail ride from either Trenton or 30th Street Station. Finish at Warminster Station to connect to 30th St Station with subsequent Amtrak, Megabus and SEPTA/NJT connections. 

Highlights:

- Delaware River

- Baxter Trail

- King's Highway Bridge

- Pennypack Creek

- Fox Chase Farm

- Lorimer Park

- Lenni Lenape Council Rock

- Mini covered bridge

- Bryn Athyn

- The Gulch

- Tamanend Park

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Circuit Trails is 800 miles of interconnected trails in Greater Philadelphia in the making, already one of America's largest trail networks. Once connected, the Circuit Trails will be one of the nation's premier urban trail networks and it will provide multiple benefits to neighborhoods, communities and the region as a whole.

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7931 Tulip Street

Philadelphia, PA 19149

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