Schuylkill River Trail

The Schuylkill River Trail is a multi-use trail that when completed will stretch 130 miles between Philadelphia and Pottsville. The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) will coalign with the Schuylkill River Trail for 25 approximately miles from the Perkiomen Trail junction to the Hopewell Big Woods Trail near Birdsboro.

Note: The portion of the Schuylkill River Trail that is envisioned to be co-joined by the Perkiomen Trail is depicted on the Interactive Map. The yellow line portion is not complete! Please refer to the Montgomery County website for more details; and check the Schuylkill River Trail website for up-to-date information about trail construction and areas that follow temporary road routes.

Like many long distance trails, the Schuylkill River Trail passes through a variety of  land ownership(s), and as such was built and is maintained by many different organizations and municipalities. The Schuylkill River Trail Council serves as the umbrella group to coordinate planning. Members of the Council include: Schuylkill River Development Corp., Fairmount Park, East Falls Development Corp., Manayunk Development Corp., Montgomery County, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Chester County, Schuylkill River Heritage Area, Berks County Planning Dept., Borough of Hamburg, Schuylkill County and PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources.

The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area has taken the lead in developing maps and signage for the trail system and maintains an excellent trail website where maps can be viewed and information about the trail can be found.

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PHTN 2018 Accomplishments

2018 was another busy year for AMC staff, the PHTN Steering Committee and the volunteer Highlands Trail Stewards.  Read on for last year’s accomplishments. Read More

Highlight the Highlands: Winter Events and Things to Do

The winter holidays are a time of joy, fun, family, and friends. However, it can also be a time of heavy eating, staying inside, and falling behind on routines. Are you looking for a way to enjoy the Pennsylvania Highlands over your winter break? Read More

PA Highlands Coalition hosts return on environment studies webinar

On December 10th, the PA Highlands Coalition held a webinar on the emerging research in return on environment studies. This webinar focused on the ways the benefits of nature and open space can be quantified to influence local planning and policy decisions. This research has been conducted in multiple counties throughout the PA Highlands by our partners. Read More

PA Highlands Coalition to Host Return on Environment Webinar

The PA Highlands Coalition will be hosting a webinar titled “What is nature worth? Return on environment studies and the economic value of the outdoors” on Monday, December 10th at 10am.  Read More