Schuylkill River Trail

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Trail Alerts

  • 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.
  • Towpath Project Trail Interruptions
  • 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: SRTComments@burns-group.com 

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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