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, Schuylkill River Trail - Northern Berks CountySchuylkill Banks Boardwalk, 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.


Won't go back.

   May, 2016 by elcee5

We started at the trailhead in Reading. Very urban here - parking at this spot is iffy and the only real option is an abandoned parking lot at the bottom of a dilapidated neighborhood. The trail is in really rough shape for a while and several homeless more

A good walk South from Reading

   February, 2016 by arranpilot

It was a good walk - though I was a little disappointed as to how little I saw of the river. I did the stretch South from the Penn Avenue Bridge in Reading to Birdsboro. This trail is excellent underfoot though, and provides a good work out. The industrial more

nice trail

   November, 2015 by hfeltrop

Rode from Valley Forge to Philadelphia and back... Nice ride... Great scenery. read more