19 Scenic Bike Trails Around Philadelphia to Try Now - Philadelphia Magazine

These trails in and around Philadelphia cover all of your biking needs — from paved and flat to mountainous and single track.

Philadelphia and the surrounding region are home to hundreds of miles of dynamic multi-use trails built for biking of all styles. And as more people turn to biking for exercise and access to nature, here are our top picks for great trails, based on skill level and preference.


Bike Trails in Philadelphia


Forbidden Drive Best for: Street bikers who want to get near nature Why: This trail truly has it all — views, shade from the sun, and easy access points for city dwellers and suburbanites alike. Length: 5.4 miles Access: The trail begins right before the entrance to Main Street in Manayunk, across the street from the Wissahickon Transportation Center, and ends at Northwestern Avenue in Chestnut Hill.


Kelly Drive and Martin Luther King Drive Loop Best for: Soaking up all things Philly (the river, the skyline, Boathouse Row) while scoring a workout Why: No matter the season, this fan-favorite trail is brimming with eye candy and will surely keep your mind off your tiring body. From April through the end of October, the MLK Drive portion of this loop is closed to cars, opening the four-lane road to all bikers, walkers and runners — on Saturdays and Sundays.


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