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Explore the best rated trails in Pottsville, PA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Palmer Township Recreation Trail (Towpath Bike Trail) and Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail. With more than 79 trails covering 604 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail

TRAIL CLOSED 11/7 to 1/13/23

November, 2022 by joelkring

A portion of the trail, from the Root Beer Barrel parking lot to the Eighth Street parking lot is closed until Jan. 13, 2023 due to electric lines being repaired.

Blue Marsh Lake Multi-Use Trail

mountain biking level trails

November, 2022 by 62p9cpnkw7

Little too extreme for electric bikers who prefer the rails-to-trials. We went in both directions from the visitor center, but turned around when the trail turned rough or a little too steep. We did see mountain bikers out having a good time.

Union Canal Trail

Great Ride

November, 2022 by twirfel

Started at Stonecliffe Action Park to Blue Marsh Lake and back. Trail was groomed well and mostly flat with small inclines until closer to the lake. Great scenery with creek and marked historical areas. Covered bridge was an added bonus.


Schuylkill River Trail

people complain way too much

November, 2022 by powhiteboy

This trail was great!!! Transported my bike on the Amtrak bus from Philly to Reading and then rode the SRT back to Philly, staying the night at the Doberstein Campsite. Very enjoyable trip, highly recommend it.

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

Nice trail

October, 2022 by juliuskd

Nice trail along the river. Completely paved, but not as wide as some reviews have insinuated. Yes, certainly wide enough to pass, but not as wide as other trails in the area. Because it is such a nice trail everyone seems to be out enjoying it - family walkers, casual bikers and the serious bikers. Spent most of the day saying “on your left”. I prefer a crushed stone trail over paved, all in all beautiful day.

Warwick-to-Ephrata Rail-Trail


October, 2022 by trailkeeper

Was on the trail on Fri. 10/14/2022. spoke with one of the maintenance men, near the Dick Winters memorial. He stated that they have a broom attachment for the skid loader that they use to brush aside all of the fallen black walnut husks on the paved sections. I find the trail very well kept.

Perkiomen Trail

North end is horribly signed.

October, 2022 by

We started the trail at Green Lane. Can’t believe how poorly this trail is marked. Maps don’t help much either in this area.

Lykens Valley Rail Trail

Nothing too remarkable

October, 2022 by johnfh1

We rode the western end of this trail on Oct. 12th, 2022. We parked in the riverfront park in Millersburg then rode a few blocks on the local streets (Pearl St. , Wiconisco St, and Goodling Rd.) to access the rail trail that goes east out of town. There are no signs to let you know you are on the rail trail until after a few hundred feet onto the trail. At first appearance you appear to be on a private dirt/gravel road. Once you pass a gate there are signs for the trail. The trail surface is crushed stone, and in fairly good shape, though a little narrow where the foliage/grass is encroaching. The trail is completely in the woods so is well-shaded. The Wiconisco creek is off to the north side but not always visible from the trail. All in all, there is no outstanding scenery in this short two mile section. Although the weather was perfect, it was a weekday and we only passed two other people during our short round-trip ride.

Buffalo Valley Rail Trail

Nice trail with easy access!

October, 2022 by mfollmer450

My family enjoyed a 3 mile walk from a starting point by Giant in Lewisburg. It was a busy day on the trail, so we had to keep looking behind us for bikers and joggers. I was disappointed to see quite a bit of litter along the trail, especially 7-Eleven cups. Not sure why people think it's ok to throw it along the way.

Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail

Update, still not great

October, 2022 by joelkring

I ride my bike on this trail almost every week, I would ride it more often but it is a 40 minute drive each way. I was thrilled when they resurfaced a rough section of trail, even if the surface was a bit soft. Then, the next time I rode the trail it had been damaged by people riding horses. The next time I was on the trail I walked a portion of the damaged section and it appeared to have been repaired. I spoke to a couple of bike riders and they commented that the trail was soft but not too rough and bumpy. I walked about a mile of the repaired section and it appeared to be in good shape. The next day I rode the trail and even though it looked good it was still quite bumpy. In fact the sections on trail before and after the repaired section were much better than the "repaired" section. The people in charge of the trail posted signs prohibiting horses from the repaired section, I did see two people on horses on that section of trail. As I noted on my previous message, the trail will improve with time.

Warwick-to-Ephrata Rail-Trail

Very nice trail, well maintained

October, 2022 by jtwigg52

I'm not sure what the person complaining about rails and trash on the trail is talking about. We rode this trail end-to-end and back yesterday. It's a very nice well maintained trail. The surface is a combination of paved and crushed stone. even the unpaved portions are pretty smooth. The trail travels through some scenic farmland as well as some neighborhoods. Portions of it are shaded by the tree canopy and there is also a gnome garden.

Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail

Horses should be separated from bikes on soft sections.

October, 2022 by steve.schwinn

The trail would be 5 stars except for the softer sections referred to in the previous review where heavy horse traffic has chewed up the surface on the section that runs east-west. Tough on a cyclocross bike, not advisable for a road bike. I did an out-and-back and took roads on the return to miss the worst sections.

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