The Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia is approximately 10 miles in length, providing recreational space in the center of this beautiful and historic city. Schuylkill Banks, located between the Fairmount Water Works and Locust Street, is a linear park that hosts a variety of entertainment and recreational events throughout the year. Click here to learn about the boardwalk that is being constructed to extend the trail past Locust Street.
From Schuylkill Banks to East Falls, the trail is a wide paved surface suitable for rollerblading, walking, running and cycling. This section runs next to Kelly Drive and takes users past Boathouse Row.
From East Falls to Ridge Avenue the trail is on sidewalk, Ridge Avenue to Manayunk’s Lock Street uses Main Street, then the trail goes behind Main Street and uses the Manayunk Canal towpath, a section of the Schuylkill Navigation System. The Manayunk Canal towpath varies between crushed stone and wooden boardwalk. From Shawmont to Port Royal Avenue the trail uses Nixon Street.