Trail Status: Open
From Pottstown to the Berks County line the trail is maintained by Montgomery County, and that section is paved. After crossing into Berks County, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area owns and maintains the trail and the surface is crushed stone. A four-mile 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.
Explore the trail using our free Bike Pottstown/Bike Schuylkill bike share.
Trail Closures and Alerts
Temporary Trail Closure: Starting October 28, 2013, the Thun Section of the Schuylkill River Trail between the Grosstown Road Trail Head and Morlatton Village will be closed for trail surface repairs. It is hoped that the work will be completed by the contractor, Barwis Construction Company, within the week.
A small piece of the Thun Section of the Schuylkill River Trail in Douglassville will experience periodic temporary closures from 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.
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 began replacing the I-176 bridge over the Thun Section of the Schuylkill River Trail in Cumru Township between Angstadt and Brentwood Trailheads. While they are allowing 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.