The Schuylkill River Trail between Philadelphia City Line and Phoenixville is owned and managed by Montgomery County who, apart from a short on-road section between Port Providence and Mont Clare, has provided users with an off-road trail with a wide, paved surface. This section of trail can be used to access other county trails such as the Perkiomen Trail, Audubon Loop at Oaks and the Cross County Trail at Conshohocken. The trail runs beside the SEPTA stations at Spring Mill, Norristown and Conshohocken; and provides access to the west side of Valley Forge National Historic Park at Betzwood. In Valley Forge, trail users can use the Rt. 422 cantilevered walk-way to access the main park with its extensive trail system and historic sites. From Port Providence to Mont Clare there is one of the last watered sections of the Schuylkill Canal, and a restored lock tender’s house and lock.
Temporary Trail Closure: A half-mile stretch of the Schuylkill River Trail will close for several months while crews work on the Lafayette Street extension project in Norristown. The section of trail between Ford and Ross Streets will close January 27 and is expected to reopen in the spring, according to a Montgomery County news release. Read more