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
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.
It's a shame this trail has to be located where it is. Coming from the Reading end we looked to park at the trail head on Angstadt Ln, which turned out to be inaccessible due to bridge construction. So we moved on to one behind several businesses. When ...
Took the mountain bikes out tonight from the Pottstown trailhead to the 724 crossing near Shed Rd. The trail is in great condition after a pretty heavy rain earlier this morning. Maintained an easy 10mph average with minimal effort. Encountered a handful ...
Not to stir the pot, but to help others avoid confusion, I have made three round trips through Birdsboro just this week alone.
1) I have seen NO trail signs between where the trail enters Armorcast Drive (the roughest piece of concrete pavement I can ...