Schuylkill River Trail

SchuylkillRiverTrailLogo.pngTrail Alerts
  • Due to the large project on Lafayette Street in Norristown, the Schuylkill River Trail can be impacted. PLEASE OBSERVE THE DISMOUNT SIGNS AS YOU APPROACH ROSS STREET.
  • Construction on the Betzwood Bridge at Valley Forge National Historic Park will require a small/easily navigable trail detour on the Schuylkill River Trail. The construction in this area has begun and will extend for a couple of years. Please exercise caution and obey all signs.
About the Trail
The Schuylkill River Trail in Montgomery County is an 18-mile, multi-use trail that runs from Philadelphia to Mont Clare. It was built on the Pennsylvania Railroad right of way and parallels the scenic Schuylkill River as it passes through various townships and boroughs. The trail is a popular destination for biking, rollerblading, jogging, and walking. It is recognized as a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Trails System.

Once the remaining Pottstown portion of the trail is completed, 22.5 miles of the trail will pass through the county. Chester County is moving forward with its portion of the project, which will eventually result in the completion of a 60-mile continuous portion from Philadelphia to Reading. The long-range goal is a 115-mile trail from Pottsville in Schuylkill County to Philadelphia.

Trail Specifications
  • Length: 18 existing miles
  • Width: 10-12 feet
  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Activities: Biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading
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