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 Schuylkill River Trail

Easy sections of shared use path 30-45 minutes away

Note that Pennsylvania has prioritized connecting the Northwest Lancaster Rail Trail, Enola Low Grade Trail, the Chester Valley Trail, and the Schuylkill River Trail to create the Schuylkill to Susquehanna Greenway. While the the Chester Valley Trail and the Schuylkill River Trail were connected in 2023, work to close the remaining gaps will take many years. 

 

75 miles of the Schulkyll River Trail have already been completed.  We highlight those sections that are relatively closer to Kennett, that constitute a 10-15 mile round trip, and include elements of special interest. For detailed information on the entire trail, check out their website.  

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An Easy 16.4 mile section of shared use path each way, the closest to Kennett

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An Easy 13 mile section of shared use path each way, 50 minutes away.

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Valley Forge to Upper Schuylkill
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A Flat 16.4 mile shared use path 45 minutes away

Valley Forge to Upper Schuylkill

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Margot enjoying a COVID ride - April 2020

Universal Access (UA): This path meets standards with respect to running grade for both Shared Use paths and Universal Access Trails, except for the easy to moderate section noted above.  As a shared use path, it meets all standards for surface, obstacles, cross-slope, and passing spaces.

Effort:  This 16.8 mile section (8.4 miles each way) has a Flat Equivalent Length of 1.5 miles and merits a Cumulative Grade Rating of Flat, except for a long easy to moderate uphill section just north of Perkiomen Creek approaching the bridge from the north.  

Stress: As a shared use path, this is generally rated as no stress for most users.

Other features: This is a busy, sunny trail, with benches along the way. There is a restroom, playground, picnic tables, ample parking, and easy trail access at Exton Park.  This is also the closest access for many Kennett residents. 


Connections: Continue east to Battle of the Clouds Park to add 3.4 miles to your round trip.


Getting there: Click here (or on the map) for directions to the Betzwood Park trailhead (the closest to Kennett Square).

Trail maps: Click here to open the map in a new window.

To see the grade in each direction for each 10' section on the map to the left, 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 Your Location to track your progress while you hike.

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Conshohocken to Manayunk
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A Very Easy 13 mile shared use path about 50 minutes away

Conshohocken to Manayunk

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Universal Access (UA): This path exceeds standards with respect to running grade for both Shared Use paths and Universal Access Trails. As a shared use path, it meets all standards for surface, obstacles, cross-slope, and passing spaces.

Effort:  This 13 mile section (6.4 miles each way) has a Flat Equivalent Length of 1.5 miles and merits a Cumulative Grade Rating of Very Easy. Depending on the direction, the longest continuous grades are as follows: up to 130' feet with at least easy grades, and up 10' feet with easy to moderate or difficult grades

Stress: As a shared use path, this is generally rated as no stress for most users. There are 3 crossings - 2 with traffic signals (note that the Rt 100 crossing was recently simplified so only one signal is needed), and a connection added to the train station at Rt 30.

Other features: This is a busy, sunny trail, with benches along the way. There is a restroom, playground, picnic tables, ample parking, and easy trail access at Exton Park (this is also the closest access for many Kennett residents).  There is also ample parking and easy trail access at Battle of the Clouds Park. 


Connections: Continue east from Battle of the Clouds Park to Wegmans to add 6 miles to your round trip, or continue west from Exton Park to Main St Exton to add 3.6 miles to your round trip.

Getting there: Click here (or on the map) for directions to the Conshohocken SEPTA station trailhead (the closest to Kennett Square). There is also street parking nearby.

Trail maps: Click here to open the map in a new window.

To see the grade in each direction for each 10' section on the map to the left, 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 Your Location to track your progress while you hike.

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