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

Could be 5 stars with a little consideration from the horseback users

   April, 2014 by smoka_9

The trail is well maintained and provides a nice scenic ride. The paved areas are nice and smooth and you can get some speed up. Transition areas of the trail need some work, but over-all not bad. The major concern is the horseback riders. Why is it that ...read more

Nice trail in a sketchy area, PS watch for the dead bodies

   September, 2012 by captainvette

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 ...read more

Nice evening ride

   August, 2012 by velopunk75

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 ...read more