From the Fairmount Park Commission
All mountain bike and equestrian trail users over the age of sixteen (16) are required to have a permit on the upper trails of Wissahickon Valley Park and Pennypack Park.
Users are encouraged to obtain a permit for all other Parks. Permits are required when using: bicycles, horses, carriages, horse-drawn vehicles and other non-motorized, wheeled vehicles.
Fee - The cost for permit registration is $20.00 for non-residents of the City of Philadelphia. A minimum $20.00 donation to support the trail program is requested from Philadelphia residents.
Volunteer opportunities are available almost every Saturday and Sunday, and regularly during the week. Contact our volunteer coordinators for the Wissahickon at 215-685-0120 and 215-685-0119 for the Pennypack.
Trail users found in noncompliance are subject to a $25.00 fine.
Visit www.fairmountpark.org for more information.
The Online Permit Application is here.
Note: A permit is not required to use Forbidden Drive or the park's paved trails.