Length: 18 existing miles Width: 10-12 feet Surface: Asphalt
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.
TRAILS ARE CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 23rd, DECEMBER 25th and JANUARY 1st.
SEPTA WILL BE CLOSING THE Schuylkill River Trail from Oak Street to Cowell Street (closest street) in Conshohocken 11/26/23 (late in the day) to 12/10/23! There will be a detour in place that is approved by Conshohocken Borough. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Valley Forge National Historical Park (VFNHP) will begin their annual deer culling program in the month of November. Please visit their site for more details. VFNHP uses the SRT after hours as part of the program.
ASPLUNDH will be managing vegetation along the PECO corridor near the SRT and AMTRAK may also be working within their ROW near the Philadelphia/county border. Pottstown Borough may also be working on vegetation removal around Keystone Blvd. Please use caution as their vehicles may use the trail to get to their landholdings.
The water fountain on the SRT will be turned off for the season in November. It will remain off until conditions allow in the spring of 2024.