General Information

The Pennypack Trust is a privately owned nature preserve and has eleven miles of woodland, meadow, and creekside trails for hikers of all levels. You can enjoy the rolling hills and spectacular views of the 160-acre Raytharn Farm on the Raytharn Trail, walk through the old-growth forest on The Peak Trail or enjoy the calming sounds and sights of Pennypack Creek on the Creek Road Trail. Our trails offer excellent opportunities for bird watching, photography, tree and wildflower identification or simply enjoying the fresh air and solitude.

We welcome you to enjoy our trails, but ask that you follow trail rules and designated uses at each trail. We DO NOT allow dogs or bikes. Make sure you know the designated uses of each trail before you visit. These important guidelines are crucial to the protection of the natural beauty and diversity of the Pennypack Preserve, and will enhance the visiting experience of all hikers.

Trail use signs posted at each trailhead will assist you in using the trails properly, but please follow these general rules:

  • No pets are permitted.
  • Bicycling and dog walking are restricted to the three multiple-use trails: Creek Trail, Pennypack Creek Trail, and Pennypack Parkway. No access for dogs or bikes from our main parking lot.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times.

During the last few years, the Trust’s stewardship crew has been constructing information kiosks at key trailheads, increasing trail maintenance, installing trail signage, and improving the surfaces of our heavily-used trails. So, proper use of the trails will help us continue to improve all visitors’ experiences and keep the Pennypack Preserve an “oasis” of natural beauty.

Our trails are open to the public 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to dusk. Feel free to drop by the office Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the Visitor Center on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to find out more about our trails.