Schuylkill River Trail - Thun Trail

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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 of the Schuylkill River Trail offers commuters an alternate route and leisurely riders beautiful views. It is a little more than 18 miles long, and you'll likely see wildlife along the way, including deer and fox.

Currently a 4-mile, on-road route connects the two developed segments of the trail. The western end between Reading and Gibraltar is 5.8 miles long, and the eastern developed trail segment 8.9 miles long.

Visit the other Schuylkill River Trail segments: Valley Forge to Philadelphia, Bartram Trail, and the Phoenixville to Pottstown segment.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at Riverfront Park on College Dr. in Pottstown. From RT 422 East in Pottstown exit at W. High St., turn right onto College Drive, travel under a railroad underpass and turn right at the sign for Riverfront Park and immediate left into the Park.

Parking is also available at the offices of the Schuylkill River Greenway Association, 40 College Drive, which is 0.25 mile farther down College Drive.

Reviews

Trail between two cities

   November, 2014 by jmcginnis12@gmail.com

Named in honor of a local conservationist, the Thun Trail segment of the Schuylkill River Trail connects two major cities on the middle Schuylkill; Reading and Pottstown. Although only 18 miles long, the multi-use trail takes users through a diverse ...read more

beautiful!! durring the disk hours we believe we would feel a lot staffer if the trail would be lit up

   September, 2014 by angel.lessigfaulkner

Beautiful!!! Lighting throughout the trail would make it feel safer! read more

Stay south of the Angelica Creek Trail and it's great

   September, 2014 by r8rlady75

I started my run on the Angelica Creek Trail and headed towards the Thun Trail. I made the right on the Thun Trail (I think that's heading west and then north). Very quickly the trail took me into areas I was not comfortable running in as a female running ...read more