Welcome to the Schuylkill River Trail, a multi-use trail in Southeastern Pennsylvania with a projected length of almost 130 miles when complete. There are currently over 60 miles of finished trail, including a 26-mile stretch from the City of Philadelphia through Montgomery County to Phoenixville in Chester County. A shorter Chester County segment of about six miles runs from just outside Phoenixville in Cromby to Parkerford. The trail breaks off in Parkerford and picks up again in Pottstown where it continues for about 20 miles to Reading. While the Reading to Hamburg section has not yet been built, cyclists can follow a signed on-road route for about 20 miles to get from Reading 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 and get the most from your visit.
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.
Do you use the trail? Consider making a donation to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. 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. Learn more
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 Heritage Area, 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.