Schuylkill River Trail

The Schuylkill River Trail, part of the Schuylkill River Greenway National Historic Area, is a multi-use trail that will extend 130 miles between Philadelphia and Pottsville when complete.

Highlands Trail Route

The Highlands Trail co-aligns with the Schuylkill River Trail for approximately 25 miles from its connection to the Perkiomen Trail in Montgomery County to the Hopewell Big Woods Trail near Birdsboro, Berks County.

Trail Facts

The Schuylkill River Trail’s surface varies between municipalities and is typically either crushed stone or asphalt pavement.

Gaps exist along the trail route. See the interactive map or visit

Trail Access Points

The Schuylkill River Trail has many trailheads along the Highlands Trail route. Those trailheads that provide parking and restrooms along the Highlands Trail route are listed below.

  • Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, Oaks
  • Port Providence/Longford Park, Phoenixville
  • Union Meadows West, Douglassville (Union Township)

The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area website contains an interactive map that provides detailed information about the trail, including additional trailheads and trail access areas. 

Nearby Destinations

The Schuylkill River Trail connects to many downtowns, parks and other interesting destinations, including:

  • Valley Forge National and Historical Park
  • Longford Park, Upper Providence Township
  • Borough of Phoenixville
  • Phoenixville Foundry
  • Borough of Spring City
  • Pennhurst Asylum, East Vincent Township
  • Riverfront Park, Pottstown
  • Morlatton Village, Douglassville 
  • Union Meadows Park, Douglassville (Union Township)