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Perkiomen Trail

  A Flat to Easy shared use path 50 minutes away

The Perkiomen Trail is a 20 mile shared use path (about 40 miles round trip) between Oaks and Perkiomenville. The closest trailhead (at the Lower Perkiomen Valley Park in Oaks, PA) is about 50 minutes away. You can download a brochure with mileage here.

  

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An Easy 13 mile section of shared use path

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An Easy 10 mile section of shared use path

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An Easy 10.6 mile section of shared use path

  • Legend reveals the symbols indicating different sections. 

  • Home re-centers the map on the trail. 

  • Click here to open the map in a new window.

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Oaks to Rahn

An Easy 13 mile shared use path 50 minutes away

Oaks to Rahn

Other features: This is a quiet largely shaded trail, running alongside the Perkiomen Creek along most of its length. 

Connections: Continue north from Rahn towards Schwenksville and back to add 10 miles to your round trip.
 

Getting there: Click here (or on the map to the left) for directions to the trailhead at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park (the closest to Kennett Square).

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Universal Access (UA): The overall path does not meet standards for Shared Use Paths with respect to running grade with an Overall Grade Rating of Flat, though it does approach criteria for a Universal Access Pedestrian Trial. It otherwise meets all standards for surface, obstacles, cross-slope, and passing spaces.

Effort: This 6 mile out and back shared use path (12 miles round trip) has a Flat Equivalent Length of 1.5 miles and merits a Cumulative Grade Rating of Flat.  Depending on the direction, the longest continuous grades are as follows: a 50-90' section with at least easy grades, a 10-20' section with at least easy to moderate  grades, and a 10' section with at least moderate grades.

Stress: As a shared use path, this is generally rated as very low stress for most users.   

Trail maps: To see the grade in each direction for each 10' section on the map below, click on Filter and select the direction (remember to toggle the filter on).

  • Click on Legend to see the symbols indicating different grades. 

  • Click Home to re-center the map on the trail. 

  • Click here to open the map in a new window.

  • Click Your Location to track your progress while you hike.

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Rahn to Schwenksville
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Rahn to Schwenksville

An Easy 12 mile shared use path 55 minutes away

Other features: This is a quiet, largely shaded trail, running alongside the Perkiomen Creek along most of its length. 

Connections: Continue to the northern end past Green Lane and back to add 10.6 miles to your round trip.  Continuing south to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park will add 13 miles to your round trip.
 

Getting there: Click here (or on the map above) for directions to the Rahn's trailhead (about a one hour drive).

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Universal Access (UA): The overall path does not meet standards for Shared Use Paths with respect to running grade with an Overall Grade Rating of Easy.  It otherwise meets all standards for surface, obstacles, cross-slope, and passing spaces.

Effort: This 5 mile out and back shared use path (10 miles round trip) has a Flat Equivalent Length of 1.5 miles and merits a Cumulative Grade Rating of Easy.  Depending on the direction, the longest continuous grades are as follows: a 140-220' section with at least easy grades, a 30-190' section with at least easy to moderate  grades, and a 30-190' section with at least moderate grades. 

Stress: As a shared use path, this is generally rated as very low stress for most users.  Some wheelchair users will some the long downhill sections with moderate grades to be stressful. 

Trail maps: To see the grade in each direction for each 10' section on the map below, click on Filter and select the direction (remember to toggle the filter on).

  • Click on Legend to see the symbols indicating different grades. 

  • Click Home to re-center the map on the trail. 

  • Click here to open the map in a new window.

  • Click Your Location to track your progress while you hike.

Home

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Sscwenksville North

An Easy shared use path 10 miles long 35 minutes away

Schwenksville North

Universal Access (UA): The overall path does not meet standards for Shared Use Paths with respect to running grade with an Overall Grade Rating of Easy.  It otherwise meets all standards for surface, obstacles, cross-slope, and passing spaces.

Effort: This 5 mile out and back shared use path (10 miles round trip) has a Flat Equivalent Length of 1.5 miles and merits a Cumulative Grade Rating of Easy.  Depending on the direction, the longest continuous grades are as follows: a 140-220' section with at least easy grades, a 30-190' section with at least easy to moderate  grades, and a 30-190' section with at least moderate grades. 

Stress: As a shared use path, this is generally rated as very low stress for most users.  Some wheelchair users will some the long downhill sections with moderate grades to be stressful. 

Other features:  This is a quiet, largely shaded trail, running alongside the Perkiomen Creek along most of its length. 

Connections: Continue south to the Rahn trailhead and back to add 10 miles to your round trip.
 

Getting there: Click here  (or on the map above) for directions to the Schwenksville trailhead.

Trail maps: To see the grade in each direction for each 10' section on the map below, click on Filter and select the direction (remember to toggle the filter on).

  • Click on Legend to see the symbols indicating different grades. 

  • Click Home to re-center the map on the trail. 

  • Click here to open the map in a new window.

  • Click Your Location to track your progress while you hike.

Home

Your location

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