Trails

The Schuylkill River Trail

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.

Schuylkill River Trail: Chester County Proposed Alignment

Chester County's Southern Segment of Schuylkill River Trail


Federal, State, and Municipal Parks in Chester County

Chester County Parks & Recreation Regional Trails

Black Rock Sanctuary Trail Map


Bike Phoenixville

Bike Schuylkill is a completely free community bike share program managed by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.  Through the Bike Schuylkill Program, anyone aged 16 and over can borrow a bike by providing a driver's license or valid state ID to a program administrator. Enjoy a FREE ride on one of our signature yellow cruisers and see what it’s all about.  The bikes are sturdy, well-maintained, easy to use, and, most of all, they are fun to ride!  The bikes can be used for a short period of time or an entire day, but they must be returned by the time the loaning office or shop closes.

 
 
 
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