Welcome to the Schuylkill River Trail, a multi-use trail in Southeastern Pennsylvania with a projected length of almost 130 miles. There are currently over 60 miles complete in sections, including a 30-plus mile stretch from Philadelphia to Parkerford. The trail breaks off in Parkerford and picks up again in Pottstown where it continues for about 20 miles to Reading. From there, cyclists can follow a 20-mile signed on-road route to Hamburg. In Hamburg, trail users can access a scenic seven-mile stretch to Auburn in Schuylkill County. The trail is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, exercise or commute. This site provides maps and information to help you access the trail.
TRAIL ALERT: Trail section in Douglassville, Berks County to close for two weeks beginning April 17 for removal of log jam under bridge. Learn more
Exercise caution during hunting season, particularly in those sections that go through wooded areas. Wear bright orange so you are visible to hunters.
This website is managed by Schuylkill River Greenways NHA. Please visit our official site at www.schuylkillriver.org to learn more. Sign up for our email list to receive information and updates about the Schuylkill River Trail and our other projects and programs.
Do you use the trail? Consider making a donation to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Why donate? We have taken the lead in creating a unified sign system, printing and distributing trail maps, and improving trail heads. We also operate and maintain 28 miles of the Schuylkill River Trail in Berks and Schuylkill Counties and are always working to expand and improve the trail in those areas. Click here to learn more or donate.
The Schuylkill River Trail was built, and is managed, by different organizations and municipalities. These groups include: Schuylkill River Development Corp., Fairmount Park, East Falls Development Corp., Manayunk Development Corp., Montgomery County, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Chester County, Schuylkill River Greenways NHA, Berks County Planning Dept., Borough of Hamburg, Schuylkill County and PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources.