Schuylkill River Trail


Trail Alerts

  • Schuylkill River Trail—beginning March 17th through most of April, PECO will be performing work near the trail as part of a larger project on Barbados Street.  This work will occur near the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit.  Some temporary detours may be used.  Some work may result in temporary closures of the area for safety reasons.  Please use caution and follow all signs/directions.  If areas are blocked, do not proceed.

  • PLEASE NOTE:  Spot repairs to areas of the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken and Spring Mill/Miquon will begin on Monday, October 14th.  As a result, some areas may have small closures.  Please adhere to all signage and instructions for your safety and the safety of the crews working.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  It is our hope to have the trail areas open and useable as quickly as possible.  These repairs are paramount for safety and long term preservation of the trail surface. 

  • Due to the large project on Lafayette Street in Norristown, the Schuylkill River Trail can be impacted. PLEASE OBSERVE THE DISMOUNT SIGNS AS YOU APPROACH ROSS STREET.

  • PennDOT is proposing to relocate the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) to accommodate construction of a new connector road between Lafayette Street and Washington Street in Norristown Municipality. Links to the concept plan and project description are below. Please send all comments to: 

About the Trail

The Schuylkill River Trail in Montgomery County is an 18-mile, multi-use trail that runs from Philadelphia to Mont Clare. It was built on the Pennsylvania Railroad right of way and parallels the scenic Schuylkill River as it passes through various townships and boroughs. The trail is a popular destination for biking, rollerblading, jogging, and walking. It is recognized as a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Trails System.

Once the remaining Pottstown portion of the trail is completed, 22.5 miles of the trail will pass through the county. Chester County is moving forward with its portion of the project, which will eventually result in the completion of a 60-mile continuous portion from Philadelphia to Reading. The long-range goal is a 115-mile trail from Pottsville in Schuylkill County to Philadelphia.

Trail Specifications

  • Length: 18 existing miles
  • Width: 10-12 feet
  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Activities: Biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading

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