Schuylkill East Trail

The Schuylkill East Trail is mainly a natural surface trail which connects to the Schuylkill River Trail at Rt. 29 in Mont Clare.  The trail follows the in road to Lock 60 where visitors then cross the small canal bridge, bearing left onto the trail.  The trail will lead you to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park as the terminus.  Parking can be found at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park and Lock 60.  This trail, less than 2 miles, is a bird lover’s paradise. 


People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume indoor and outdoor activities without wearing a mask or socially distancing while visiting Montgomery County Parks, Trails and Historic Sites.

​ To be considered fully vaccinated you must meet the following criteria:
​• 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
​• 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

​Montgomery County Office of Public Health is not requiring masking/face covering while unvaccinated individuals are participating in high-exertion outdoor activities such as sports or exercising.

​ EVENT CAPACITIES Event and gathering maximum occupancy limits are 50 percent for indoor events and gatherings and 75 percent for outdoor events and gatherings effective Monday, May 17 at 12:01 a.m. These limits will be fully lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 at 12:01 a.m.  For the latest updates, visit

​ WATER FOUNTAINS Will remain turned off until further notice.