Schuylkill River Trail

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Trail Alerts

  • Tuesday, August 16th, Valley Forge National Historic Park has scheduled work which will impact trail use on the SRT near the Betzwood trailhead. Please use caution and obey all signs. The trail area may shrink or be detoured based on the needs of the contractor and to keep our trail users safe. For any additional questions, please contact Valley Forge National Historic Park. 


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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