In February 2023, MCPC engaged engineering consultant Michael Baker International, Inc. to begin design and engineering work for Section C of the Cross County Trail East. This 1.75-mile segment is the easternmost section of the Cross County Trail, and will connect the county's Pennypack Trail with the Willow Grove YMCA. Design is anticipated to be completed in 18 months to 2 years.
Cross County Trail East Feasibility Study
The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in partnership with its technical and engineering consultant, NV5, completed a feasibility study of the easternmost segment of Montgomery County’s Cross County Trail. This 5-mile-long section of trail, when built, will begin at Welsh Road in Upper Dublin Township and terminate at the county’s Pennypack Trail. The project involves several municipalities, including Upper Dublin, Upper Moreland, and Bryn Athyn. The entire Cross County Trail, once completed, is planned to stretch from Conshohocken in the west to the Pennypack Trail in the east, totaling 17.5 miles in all, and will connect the Schuylkill River, Wissahickon Creek, Cresheim, and Power Line Trails. This Plan was completed in July 2022.
Thank you for your interest in the Cross County Trail East feasibility study! While the planning process for this trail has already been completed, you may view the recordings of the public meetings held for this plan below, including a drone video of the proposed route:
Watch the Drone Video and View Concept Plans: Check out a drone flyover video of the proposed route, commissioned by the trail planning consultant, which contains graphics indicating the proposed route and nearby landmarks. The video is about 6 minutes long. Detailed concept plans are included in the report documents above.
Fall 2021 Meeting
You may view the second public meeting, held on November 4th, 2021, here.
You may also view an October 2021 technical update of the planning process here.
Spring 2021 Meeting
You may view the first public meeting, held on April 22, 2021, here.