The Schuylkill River Trail

The Schuylkill River Trail

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 Updates:

  • Trail Alert in Pottstown: The bridge over the Manatawny Creek in Pottstown’s Riverfront Park will close on Dec. 4 for repairs that are expected to take two to four weeks. 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.
  • Wondering what parts of the trail are plowed in winter? Click here for a breakdown of which sections are cleared of snow and which aren’t.
  • Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk: A boardwalk along Schuylkill Banks in Philadelphia extends the trail past Locust Street and provides a beautiful area for people to walk and bike along the river. Learn More
  • Sullivan’s Bridge: This 14-foot wide, 602-foot long bike/pedestrian bridge over the Schuylkill River connects the Schuylkill River Trail with Valley Forge National Historical Park.

About Schuylkill River Greenways NHA

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.

Schuylkill River Trail Council

The Schuylkill River Trail was built, and is managed, by different organizations and municipalities. These groups, and other entities, form the Schuylkill River Trail Council: 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. Contact information for members of the council is on the Links page.