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202 Parkway Trail

8.4 miles
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 ...
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Angelica Creek Trail

1.9 miles
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 ...
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Atlantic County Bikeway

7.56 miles
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 ...
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Big Woods Trail-formerly Yelenoc Trail

0 miles
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

29.7 miles
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 ...
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Bristol Spurline Park

2.5 miles
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 ...
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Chester Valley Trail

14 miles
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 ...
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Christina Riverwalk

1.3 miles
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 ...
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Conestoga Greenway Trail

1 miles
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 ...
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Cooper River Park

3.5 miles
The 346-acre Cooper River Park is found on both the north and south shores of Cooper River Lake. The urban park offers a paved 3.5-mile loop path for bikers and pedestrians, as well as other recreational facilities. The park is open daily from ...
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Creek Road Trail

2.3 miles
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 ...
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Cross County Trail (PA)

3 miles
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 ...
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Cynwyd Heritage Trail

2 miles
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 ...
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D & L Trail - Delaware Canal Towpath

60 miles
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, ...
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Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

69.5 miles
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 ...
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East Branch Brandywine Trail

2.5 miles
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 ...
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Elephant Swamp Trail

5 miles
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 ...
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Enola Low Grade Trail

28.9 miles
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 old Atglen ...
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Estell Manor Park Trails

4 miles
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 ...
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Exeter Scenic River Trail

2.3 miles
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.
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Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail (aka Blackwood Railroad Trail)

2.7 miles
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 ...
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Historic Smithville Park Trails

4.4 miles
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 ...
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Industrial Track Greenway Trail

3.7 miles
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 ...
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James F. Hall Trail

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

0.51 miles
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 ...
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Johnson Trolley Line Trail

1.9 miles
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," ...
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Karl Stirner Arts Trail

2.5 miles
The trail winds along the Bushkill Creek connects the old Simon Silk Mill on 13th Street to Third Street at the base of the stone stairs leading up to Lafayette College. The trail is paved and though not complete, will have signage and art installations ...
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Kensington & Tacony Trail (K&T Trail)

1.8 miles
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

17.7 miles
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 2016. The ...
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Little Jersey Trail

8.1 miles
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 ...
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Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail

2.5 miles
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 ...
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Manasquan Reservoir Trail

5.26 miles
The Manasquan Reservoir Trail is located in the Howell Township and provides a great natural destination in the heart of the town. The trail forms a perimeter loop around the 770 acre reservoir offering great wildlife viewing of osprey, hawks, ...
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Maurice River Bikeway Trail

1.4 miles
The Maurice River Bikeway Trail provides you with ascenic art shops, recreational parks, and riverside riding all in one. Starting just behind the city hall, travelers will be just off the river on Ware Avenue in downton Millville where you ...
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Merchantville Bike Path

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

8.7 miles
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 US representative whose efforts in Congress helped ...
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Monroe Township Bikeway

6.36 miles
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 ...
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Muhlenberg Rail Trail

1.75 miles
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 ...
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Neversink Connector Trail

1.2 miles
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 ...
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Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

10.4 miles
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 ...
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Parkside Trail (Camden Greenways)

0.25 miles
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 ...
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Peace Valley Park Hike & Bike Trail

4.1 miles
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 ...
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Pemberton Rail-Trail

1.6 miles
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 ...
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Pennypack Trail

12.4 miles
The Pennypack Trail is a 12.4-mile rail-trail that includes a portion along the former Fox Chase-Newton Branch line. The trail begins in Montgomery County at Huntingdon Pike (Route 232) in Abington Township and continues south through wooded ...
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Perkiomen Trail

19.5 miles
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 ...
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Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail

4.4 miles
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 ...
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Port Norris Pathway

1 miles
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 ...
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Port Richmond Trail

1.6 miles
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, ...
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Powerline Trail (PA)

4.8 miles
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 ...
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Radnor Trail

2.41 miles
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 ...
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Rail Park

3 miles
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 ...
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Riverview Trail

1.4 miles
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.
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Saucon Rail Trail

6.9 miles
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 ...
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Schuylkill River Trail - Phoenixville to Pottstown

6.3 miles
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 ...
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Schuylkill River Trail - Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

0.4 miles
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 ...
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Schuylkill River Trail - Thun Trail

18.3 miles
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 ...
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Schuylkill River Trail - Valley Forge to Philadelphia

27 miles
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 ...
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Skippack Trail

3.3 miles
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 ...
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Springlawn Trail

2.1 miles
The Springlawn Trail travels on what was once Springlawn Road, connecting Chesterville Road (Rt. 841) and Strickersville Road. The 2-mile trail is comprised of dirt and gravel and makes for a good walk or hike. Cycling and equestrian use is ...
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Stockton Station Park Rail Trail

0.36 miles
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.
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Struble Trail

2.6 miles
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, ...
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Swamp Forest Trail

6.4 miles
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 ...
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Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway

7 miles
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 ...
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The Lions' Trail

0.4 miles
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 ...
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Thomas F. Hampton Trail (Crossley Preserve Trail)

1.5 miles
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 ...
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Trolley Line Trail (NJ)

2 miles
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 ...
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Union Canal Trail

6.3 miles
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 ...
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Union Transportation Trail

4 miles
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 ...
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United States Avenue Trail

2 miles
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 ...
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Valley Forge to Heinz Refuge (aka Forge to Refuge)

0 miles
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

2 miles
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 ...
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Warwick-to-Ephrata Rail-Trail

3.4 miles
The Warwick-to-Ephrata Rail-Trail, first envisioned in the 1990s, is a developing pathway being built along the former Reading Railroad. The 7-mile route is hoped to be completed in 2018 and will connect the central Pennsylvania communities ...
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Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive)

7 miles
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, ...
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Wyomissing Creek Trail

2.6 miles
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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