Schuylkill River Trail
Schuylkill River Trail--Starting around the beginning of July 2021, PennDOT will be working on a project at Barbados Street which will result in a re-configuration of a small section of trail. Detours around the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit may be used. Some work may result in temporary closures of the trail - most likely around the end of September. Please use caution and follow all signs/directions. If areas are blocked, do not proceed. The work should be completed by October 2021.
- PennDOT is proposing to relocate the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) to accommodate construction of a new connector road between Lafayette Street and Washington Street in Norristown Municipality. Links to the concept plan and project description are below. Please send all comments to: SRTComments@burns-group.com
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.
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.
- Length: 18 existing miles
- Width: 10-12 feet
- Surface: Asphalt
- Activities: Biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading