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Old 08-03-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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I'll be staying with my parents for the weekend in NE Philly and wanted to go for a run in Pennypack park, starting at the frankford ave entrance. The best map I could find is hand drawn:

Pennypack Park

Is there a better map that shows distances from exit to exit? I'm looking to create an 8 mile run.

Thanks!
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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"Fairmount Park has detailed maps of the Pennypack Park..."

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Starting at Frankford Ave, if you run up one side of the creek to Roosevelt Ave and down the other side to your start point, you will have run just about 8 miles.

I used Bing Maps, opened Collections and used the "Draw a path or a trail on the map" feature - third button from the left on the bottom of the drop-down, the star and dots.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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Thanks! I've never used bing maps before, but I like how they have the bike bath visible from the aerial view. I ran part of the trail before, but the mile markers have been repainted so many times some aren't visible and others don't overlap. So it's hard to tell. Especially at that one point where the trail forks, and you can take a loop to add another half mile.

Thanks for the link!
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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Just as a follow up I ran the trail over the weekend and they must have repainted it earlier in the summer because the markers were much more distinguishable. It can still be confusing to navigate the turns, but if you look at the map above and take the big loop by rhawn st (not the shortcut) and stop at 'mile 4' it will be an 8 mile loop. I'm not sure what the mile markers are on the other side. I thought it was for the return, but maybe it continues on after it reaches the road after 4.25 miles?

I thought it was safe running through there, not as congested as the schuylkill river trail, but enough where I saw plenty of women joggers on their own. Completely shaded and mostly flat --i'm looking forward to running it again!
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