Parkside, Pennsylvania (PA) Trails & Maps

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  • 202 Parkway Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 202 Parkway Trail, part of The Circuit (Greater Philadelphia's trail network) connects three towns—Montgomery, Warrington, and Doylestown—on its 9-mile route paralleling the scenic byway. The paved 12-foot-wide pathway is separated from ...
  • Angelica Creek Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Angelica Creek Trail, in Reading's suburbs, begins at a scenic stretch of the Schuylkill River Trail, then goes south along the river a short distance before heading northwest toward Angelica Creek Park and Alvernia University. The park's ...
  • Atlantic County Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 7.56 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 7.5-mile Atlantic County Bikeway offers a relaxing escape from the crush of traffic surrounding Atlantic City, the beachfront gaming and resort town. The trail is situated 9 miles west of Atlantic City, near the nexus of the heavily traveled ...
  • Big Woods Trail-formerly Yelenoc Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0 miles
    Surface:

    In Berks County, feasibility work has been started to design a trail section that will connect French Creek State Park to the Schuylkill River Trail. This is part of a Concept Plan for a trail called The Big Woods Trail that will connect the ...
  • Blue Marsh Lake Multi-Use Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 29.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Blue Marsh Lake Multi-Use Trail loops around a manmade reservoir just outside of Reading in southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail has a mixture of surfaces (hard-packed dirt, grass, gravel and abandoned roads) with some single-tracking and ...
  • Bristol Spurline Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Since it opened as a railroad spur in the 1800s, this pretty trail has always been about connections. In 1834 the Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad launched the spur to carry goods from Bristol, Pennsylvania, then a bustling little port where ...
  • Chester Creek Branch Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface:

    The Chester Creek Rail Trail is being developed along the Chester-Creek Branch rail line between the Caleb Pusey Plantation in Upland and the intersection with the SEPTA R3 line in Wawa. Phase I of the trail, between Lenni Rd. and Creek Rd. ...
  • Chester Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Chester Valley Trail currently stretches 13 miles between Exton and King of Prussia. Its west end is anchored by Exton Park, while its east end stops just shy of the King of Prussia Mall. Along the way, the trail also passes through Tredyffrin ...
  • Christina Riverwalk

    State: DE
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Christina Riverwalk is short (1.3 miles) but pleasant pathway along the Christina River, between the Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge and the end of S. Popular Street, just beyond Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park. The trail offers access to ...
  • Conestoga Greenway Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail is not offically part of the Lancaster County Park system. It runs next to the Conestoga River at Sunnyside. The one end of the trail is at Lancaster County Central Park. Although there is vehicular traffic in the Park it is great ...
  • Cooper River Park

    State: NJ
    Length: 5.15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 346-acre Cooper River Park is found on both the north and south shores of Cooper River Lake. The urban park offers bike and pedestrian paths, as well as other recreational facilities. There is a 3.8-mile loop from Cuthbert to Route 130 and ...
  • Creek Road Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Creek Road Trail extends north from a connection with the Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail in White Clay Creek State Park. The scenic park features over 37 miles of hiking trails through wooded valleys just north of Newark, home to the University ...
  • Cross County Trail (PA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Cross County Trail runs for 3 miles between the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken and the village of Plymouth Meeting. The trail links suburban shopping with neighborhoods and mostly parallels a short section of I-476. Plans call ...
  • Cynwyd Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Cynwyd Heritage Trail is a 2-mile linear park and rail-to-trail that connects Lower Merion Township to the Manayunk bridge over the Schuylkill River just outside Philadelphia. More than 30,000 hours of volunteer labor have created the trail ...
  • D & L Trail - Delaware Canal Towpath

    State: PA
    Length: 60 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Delaware Canal Towpath, which extends from Bristol to Easton, is the only continuous intact canal remaining from the historic canal-building era of the early and mid-1800s. Through its connection with the Lehigh Navigation Canal at Easton, ...
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 68 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    Note: Periodically parts of the trail become impassable from floods and other damage. For updates on trail conditions, visit the Canal State Park website. The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail follows the towpath of the canal, which ...
  • East Branch Brandywine Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Less than an hour west of Philadelphia, the East Branch Brandywine Trail begins south of Downingtown and continues south along its namesake river. The paved trail passes through meadows and wooded areas, including the M. John Johnson Nature ...
  • Elephant Swamp Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Gravel, Sand

    The Elephant Swamp Trail is built on top of the former railroad bed that once ran from Glassboro to Bridgeton, NJ. Elk Township maintains the easement through Elephant Swamp, and the trail passes among streams, wetlands and farm fields from ...
  • Enola Low Grade Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 28.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Enola Low-Grade Trail (formerly the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail) is open for nearly 29 miles in disconnected segments between the Susquehanna River and Atglen in southeastern Pennsylvania. It follows an abandoned right-of-way of the Enola Low ...
  • Ephrata Linear Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The park is a short (less than 1 mile) but well developed paved bikeway, that will eventually connect to the Lititz-Warwick trailway. It has been built on the former Reading & Columbia shortline Railroad and includes connections to schools, ...
  • Estell Manor Park Trails

    State: NJ
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt, Sand

    Estell Manor Park, 3.5 miles south of Mays Landing, New Jersey, has an extensive system of trails for mountain biking, hiking and walking, and includes a 1.8-mile, fully accessible boardwalk that takes visitors through wetlands and coastal forest ...
  • Exeter Scenic River Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Exeter Scenic River Trail follows the north shore of the Schuylkill River. The tree-lined route provides views of the river and runs to the Klapperthal Trail at the base of Neversink Mountain.
  • Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail (aka Blackwood Railroad Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail, formerly known as the Blackwood Railroad Trail, is a paved bicycle/pedestrian path in Blackwood, Gloucester Township. The bikeway is constructed on an abandoned railroad right-of-way and connects ...
  • Historic Smithville Park Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 4.4 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Historic Smithville is listed on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. From its beginnings as a small mill town on the Rancocas Creek, Smithville became one of New Jersey's major woodworking industrial areas between the 1860s ...
  • Industrial Track Greenway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Industrial Track Greenway Trail follows an abandoned rail corridor and will eventually link New Castle with the Wilmington waterfront. Already the trail spans nearly 4 miles in two disconnected segments between the Christina River and a ...
  • James F. Hall Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 1.76 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The James F. Hall Trail—a rail-with-trail—packs a lot into a short stretch: Its paved surface is great for bicycling, inline skating and strolling, and there are multiple playgrounds, picnic areas and access points along the route. Best of all, ...
  • John N. Balis Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 0.51 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The John N. Balis Bikeway is a half mile paved trail along a former rail corridor that now serves as an electrical transmission right of way in the suburban community of Runnemede. The southern end of the trail begins at the northeast corner ...
  • Johnson Trolley Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Johnson Trolley Line has two sections, north and south, which are split by Interstate 95; there is talk of building an overpass to link the two segments. The Trenton-Princeton Traction Company ran the old trolley, known as the "Fast Line," ...
  • Kensington & Tacony Trail (K&T Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface:

    Part of the planned 11 mile North Delaware Riverfront, the Kensington and Tacony Trail (K& T Trail) is planned for construction in 2013. Begins at Arsenal Boat Launch and ends just south of Tacony Boat Launch - per Carol Myers with Delaware ...
  • Lawrence Hopewell Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 17.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    Lawrence Hopewell Trail currently runs for 17 miles on public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell townships, about five miles north of Trenton. Trail planners hope to complete the trail, which will form a 22-mile loop, in 2014. The ...
  • Little Jersey Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 8.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Little Jersey Trail loops through Lums Pond State Park on a wide, packed earth surface that accommodates hikers, cyclists and equestrians. The trail is the longer of two loops; the Swamp Forest Trail runs closer to Lums Pond at the center ...
  • Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Maryland's Susquehanna State Park is recognized for challenging hiking and biking trails, camping facilities, rock outcroppings, boating, a museum and restored historical sites. But none of these outshines the Susquehanna River, which sweeps ...
  • Merchantville Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 0.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Merchantville Bike Path is a short, paved trail in Merchantville Borough. For more information, contact the borough at 856-662-2474, extension 101.
  • Michael Castle Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 8.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Michael Castle Trail currently offers a scenic 9-mile route along the north shore of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in northern Delaware. The trail is named after the former Governor and U.S. Representative whose efforts in Congress helped ...
  • Monroe Township Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 6.36 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Monroe Township Bikeway is a 6.36-mile connection between the suburban communities of Glassboro and Williamstown. In Glassboro the trail passes through the dense forest of the Glassboro Fish and Wildlife Management Area and then transitions ...
  • Muhlenberg Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.75 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Currently a 1.75-mile section of the trail is open from 8:00 am to dusk. The trail runs parallel to Rosedale Avenue in Laureldale Borough on the former corridor of the East Penn Branch Railroad. The trail surface is made of crushed stone and ...
  • Neversink Connector Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Reading's Neversink Connector Trail is a short paved pathway that branches off the Thun Trail, a 18-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail. It begins near the Reading Area Community College and follows the northeast bank of the Schuylkill ...
  • Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 10.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Northern Delaware Greenway Trail spans 10 miles of northern New Castle County from Bellevue State Park on the Delaware River to Brandywine Creek in Wilmington, Delaware’s largest city. The surface varies along the way from asphalt to crushed ...
  • Parkside Trail (Camden Greenways)

    State: NJ
    Length: 0.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Parkside Trail is a just tiny segment of the larger Camden Greenways, a proposed system of trails currently under construction. When complete, the greenway will follow along a portion of the Delaware River, Cooper River and Newtown Creek ...
  • Peace Valley Park Hike & Bike Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Peace Valley Park Hike & Bike Trail offers 4 miles of blacktop along the shores of Lake Galena, just north of Doylestown in eastern Pennsylvania. The scenic trail travels through woodlands and meadows and is generally flat, except for one ...
  • Pemberton Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Located about 25 miles east of Philadelphia, the Pemberton Rail-Trail is an excellent example of grassroots activism resulting in the creation of a community-based rail-trail. The Pemberton Rotary Club was largely responsible for creating the ...
  • Pennypack Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 12.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Pennypack Trail is a 2.4-mile rail-trail located mostly in Lorimer Park in Montgomery County and connected to Pennpack Park in Philadelphia County. Converted from the old Fox Chase-Newton Branch line, this trail runs from Rockledge Borough ...
  • Perkiomen Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 19.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The history of Perkiomen Trail railroad corridor extends more than 140 years. Founded shortly after the Civil War, the Perkiomen Railway Company started running from Oaks to Pennsburg in 1868. New transportation spurred development along the ...
  • Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 4.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail offers urban connections to the University of Delaware campus, Newark Shopping Center, DART Transit Hub and the downtown area, as well as the recreational amenities of White Clay Creek State Park. To further ...
  • Port Norris Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    This community trail begins at the intersection of Main and Pearl streets in the town of Port Norris, near the mouth of the Maurice River. It connects Port Norris with Bivalve. At one time the area was a center for the oystering industry. The ...
  • Port Richmond Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although less than 2 miles, the Port Richmond Trail—a key component of the North Delaware River Greenway—provides an important connection between northeast Philadelphia and the Delaware River. It's also a part of two growing trail networks, ...
  • Powerline Trail (PA)

    State: PA
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Powerline Trail in Horsham Township connects schools, parks, business centers and neighborhoods along an easement managed by PECO/Exelon. Parts of the trail have road crossings, so use caution. The trail will eventually extend west through ...
  • Radnor Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.41 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This 2.4-mile paved trail provides a quiet, scenic escape northwest of Philadelphia, from Encke Park at Radnor-Chester Road to the shopping center at Sugartown Road and Route 30. The trail travels mostly through wooded areas, passes near local ...
  • Rail Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Philadelphia’s Rail Park is an exciting project developing right in the heart of the city that will connect several neighborhoods, cultural attractions, and Fairmount Park. The 3-mile rail-trail, being advanced by a non-profit group called Friends ...
  • Riverview Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Riverview Trail makes a loop through Fox Point State Park along the Delaware River in Wilmington. The trail circles an open field along the west bank of the river.
  • Saucon Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Saucon Rail Trail connects four communities: Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township, Upper Saucon Township, and Coopersburg. The trail has a slight 1% grade traveling from north to south and is easy for a leisurely stroll or bike ride. Along the ...
  • Schuylkill River Trail - Phoenixville to Pottstown

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Phoenixville to Pottstown segment of the Schuylkill River Trail is being completed in stages. As of early 2012, a 1-mile segment in Phoenixville is complete as is another 5.6-mile segment stretching between Township Line Road at Cromby Road ...
  • Schuylkill River Trail - Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

    State: PA
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Although less than a half-mile long, the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is an incredible experience; built 50 feet from shore, you're walking directly over the Schuylkill River in the vibrant heart of Philadelphia. Along the way, four lookouts with ...
  • Schuylkill River Trail - Thun Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 18.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Thun Trail (pronounced "tune") is part of the Schuylkill River Trail System. Large railroad bridges, built in 1918, provide impressive views of the Schuylkill River and the surrounding hills. Paralleling Routes 422 and 724, this section ...
  • Schuylkill River Trail - Valley Forge to Philadelphia

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 27 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Valley Forge to Philadelphia segment of the Schuylkill River Trail stretches 27 miles along the historic Schuylkill River, from downtown Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art out to Montgomery County and Valley Forge National Historic ...
  • Seashore Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Dirt

  • Skippack Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Skippack Trail traverses a township of the same name in eastern Pennsylvania, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Its western end connects to the Perkiomen Trail, a 19-mile north-south route from Green Lane to Oaks. From there, the ...
  • Stockton Station Park Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 0.36 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The short Stockton Station Rail-Trail runs through a city park in Camden between Westfield Avenue and Pleasant Street. The path follows an old railroad corridor, and the park itself was once the site of an apartment complex.
  • Struble Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chester County Parks & Recreation Department opened this trail in 1979 on part of a former Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way. Today the 2.6-mile trail attracts more than 125,000 visitors each year. Named for the late Robert G. Struble, ...
  • Swamp Forest Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 6.4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Swamp Forest Trail loops through Lums Pond State Park on a packed earth surface that accommodates hikers and cyclists. The trail is the shorter of two loops; the Little Jersey Trail runs closer to the perimeter of the park, and the wider ...
  • Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway

    State: NJ
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    DESCRIPTION: The Created by Union Forge Heritage Association in 2007,Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway is a 7 mile trail that winds its way through High Bridge criss-crossing a number of historical sites and beautiful scenery. This is ...
  • The Lions' Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Picking up directly across Norwood Road from the Struble trail's south end point, The Lions' trail offers a half mile of paved trail winding through scenic Kardon Park with 10 acres of ponds and over 40 acres of open green space, wetlands and ...
  • Thomas F. Hampton Trail (Crossley Preserve Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Sand

    The 1.5-mile Thomas F. Hampton Trail was for a past executive director of the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust. Now an interpretive nature hike, the trail occupies the former rail bed of part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. In the 1800s, Crossley ...
  • Trolley Line Trail (NJ)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Trolley Line Trail is a 2.5 mile paved pathway between Rabbit Hill Road and Penn Lyle Road in West Windsor. The trail is on the right of way of the former Fast Line electric trolley that connected Trenton and New Brunswick in the early 20th ...
  • Union Canal Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Union Canal Trail parallels Tulpehocken Creek between Stonecliffe Action Park northwest of downtown Reading and Blue Marsh Lake. The original Union Canal ran 79.5 miles from the Schuylkill River at Reading to the Susquehanna River at Middletown ...
  • Union Transportation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Union Transportation Trail runs for 4 miles between Millstream Road and Davis Station Road; it's the County's second rail-trail, accommodating equestrians, hikers, walkers, joggers and cyclists. When complete, the trail will cover 8.6 miles ...
  • United States Avenue Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    United States Avenue Trail, which is also know locally as the "Green Trail" travels through a primarily wooded landscape between Foster Avenue and Egg Harbor Road in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. At the Foster Avenue end, the trail starts in front ...
  • Valley Forge to Heinz Refuge (aka Forge to Refuge)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0 miles
    Surface:

    a proposed 18 mile shared use pathway is envisioned by area residents in Delaware and Chester counties of Pennsylvania. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is leading the preliminary work of envisioning a trail that could connect Valley ...
  • Warrington Township Multi-Use Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Still in project phase, but 2 miles are completed as part of the master plan. The first phase and trail head is in a park called "Lower Nike park". It was once one of the 13 Nike Atlas class missile sites used to defend Philadelphia from ICBM ...
  • Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive)

    State: PA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Wissahickon Valley Park Trail (Forbidden Drive) follows the creek of the same name through the entire length of the park. The ominous sounding Forbidden Drive was so named because in the 1920s cars were banned from it. Today, it's open to pedestrians, ...
  • Wyomissing Creek Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wyomissing Creek Trail offers a pleasant tree-lined route along its namesake waterway in West Reading. At its eastern end, you can connect to an 18-mile segment of the Schuylkill River Trail that travels from Reading to Pottstown. A highlight ...
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