Cross County Trail
- Site specific trails
About the Trail
From its junction with the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken, the Cross County Trail heads north through a mix of urban and suburban areas. Currently, three miles are completed from Conshohocken to Germantown Pike in Plymouth Township. Eventually, the completed 17.5-mile trail will connect to Willow Grove and into Bucks County, providing a major north-south route through the heart of Montgomery County. It will also join up with the Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail, giving users access to Fort Washington State Park, Morris Arboretum, and Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.
The trail passes by some large shopping areas, such as Ikea, Home Depot, and the Metroplex shopping center, just off Chemical Road. It also provides access to several public transit services in Conshohocken and Plymouth Meeting.
This trail is paved and 12 feet in width. View the trail map.
Access & Parking
Trail access is available at the following locations in and around the Conshohocken / Plymouth meeting:
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) station parking facilities (evenings and weekends are free for trail users)
- Parking lots at Ikea, The Home Depot, and Metroplex
As the trail is developed further east, access will be available at the Fort Washington State Park and SEPTA Fort Washington station. A major trailhead facility with water, restrooms, and picnic area will be available at the Fort Washington State Park. This park is a wonderful site and offers hiking trails, bird-watching areas, and group camping facilities.
Points of Interest
Points of interest along the Cross County Trail include:
- Historic Sites:
- Hope Lodge
- Scenic Areas:
- Fort Washington State Park
- Wissahickon Valley County Park
- Wissahickon Green Ribbon Preserve
- Pennypack Wilderness Preserve
- Other Points:
- Conshohocken Borough
- Bryn Athyn Borough
- SEPTA Train Stations at Conshohocken, Norristown, Fort Washington, and Willow Grove