Trail Status: Open
From Pottstown to the county line the trail is maintained by Montgomery County, and that section is paved. After crossing into Berks County, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area maintains the trail and the surface is crushed stone. The section between Birdsboro and Gibraltar is on-road, using Schuylkill Road north from Birdsboro to Robeson Crossing, trail crosses Rt. 724 and uses Old River Road from Robeson Crossing to Gibraltar.
A small piece of the Thun Section of the Schuylkill River Trail in Douglassville will experience periodic temporary closures from May through October, as a result of work begin done to an overpass along Route 422, which will, at times, require trail users to take a detour on road.
The Thun Section of the Schuylkill River Trail is temporarily closed between Rte 724 at Ridgewood and Proudfoot Drive in the Village of Gibraltar while the Reading Area Water Authority installs a 16-inch water main under the trail. Although initial expectations had called for a mid-march re-opening of this trail section, soggy soil conditions have slowed contractors. We do not have any current information on when it will re-open. Thank you for your patience.
Please Note: Construction will take place along the Route 345 Bridge across the Schuylkill River in Birdsboro beginning March 2012 and ending June 2014. Trail users traveling along the on-road section of the trail from Birdsboro to Gibraltar should proceed with caution when passing near this area.
On August 1st, 2012 PennDOT’s contractor will begin replacing the I-176 bridge over the Thun Section of the Schuylkill River Trail in Cumru Township between Angstadt and Brentwood Trailheads. While they will allow cyclists to continue through the work site, there may be times when the contractor will need to close the Trail during demolition or to set overhead beams. The work is expected to be completed in 2014.