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

first ride

   June, 2015 by fjdonohue

Just starting riding again, and for some dumb reason I start with round trip on this trail.....omg, I survived, barely but had a great time, the trails were excellent, missed a couple signs so I added another four miles, was a little uncomfortable crossing ...read more

Nice running trail

   April, 2015 by slandgsmith

a nice run. It looks like there are mile markers every half mile, but some were missing at 46 and 47. read more

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