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Top Bicycling And Walking Trails Around Philadelphia

November 19, 2010 7:26 AM

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The Philadelphia region has many trails for bicycling and walking. Whether it’s in the city or surrounding areas, there are plenty of trails to go around.

The Philadelphia region has many trails for bicycling and walking. Whether it’s in the city or surrounding areas, there are plenty of trails to go around.

The Schuylkill Trail

www.schuylkillriver.org/biking.aspx

The route is from the confluence with the Delaware River in South Philadelphia. It currently is ride-able and paved from Spruce Street in Philadelphia to Oaks, Pennsylvania.

Pennypack Creek

www.pennypacktrust.org/trails.php

This route is in Northeast Philadelphia and starts at State Road and Rhawn Street and is paved to Pine Road near Susquehanna Road.

The Cobbs Creek Trail

The Cobbs Creek Trail starts at Market and 63 Streets and is off-road and paved to Cobbs Creek and 70th Street. From there, it is signed to Bartram’s Garden. Use 84th Street and Bartram Street to the Airport. Spruce Street is a good cross-town route to get on the trail.

Fort Washington Trail

www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/fortwashington.aspx

This branch starts from the Schuylkill River trail at Conshohocken, Elm and Colwell Lane.

Wissahickon Creek Green Trail

www.fow.org

Take this route along Northwest Avenue to Stenton Avenue and from Stenton Avenue and Valley Green Road to Fort Washington State Park.

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