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Chester Creek Trail

2.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Chester Riverfront Trail

1.35 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Conestoga Greenway Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Cooper River Park

4.2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Frick's Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Jack A. Markell Trail

7.9 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

John Heinz Refuge Trail

7.7 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

K&T Trail

1.1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail

2.5 mi
State: MD
Crushed Stone

Maurice River Bikeway Trail

1.4 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Michael Castle Trail

12.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Mill Creek Trail (PA)

0.9 mi
State: PA
Woodchips

New Castle Battery Park Trail

1.7 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

14.1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Pennypack Trail

16 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Cinder

Royersford Riverfront Trail

0.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Schuylkill River Trail

71.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Sullivan's Bridge Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

The Lions' Trail

0.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

19.5 mi
State: MD
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Union Canal Trail

6.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Walnut Bank Farm Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Concrete

Yorklyn Bridge Trail

1.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Maryland's Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail links to Delaware's Michael Castle Trail; both run along the north bank of the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal and meet at the state line. The...
MD 1.8 mi Asphalt
The nearly 3-mile long Chester Creek Trail is finally a reality after nearly two decades of planning.  Phase 1 of the multi-use trail was opened to the public in late 2016. It follows the path of the...
PA 2.8 mi Asphalt
The 1.35 mile-long Chester Riverfront Trail is a great way to experience the Delaware River. Part of an urban renewal project that also includes the adjacent Barry Bridge Park, Subaru Park Stadium and...
PA 1.35 mi Asphalt
This trail is not offically part of the Lancaster County Park system. It runs next to the Conestoga River at Sunnyside. The one end of the trail is at Lancaster County Central Park. Although there is...
PA 1 mi Asphalt
Camden's Cooper River Park is found on both the north and south shores of Cooper River Lake. The urban park is open daily from dawn to dusk and offers a paved loop path for bikers and pedestrians, as...
NJ 4.2 mi Asphalt
Not to be confused with the well-known Frick Park across the state in Pittsburgh, the 1.5-mile Frick's Trail is among the newest link in a system of multi-use trails being developed in the suburbs...
PA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Spanning just shy of 8 miles, the Jack A. Markell Trail, named after a former Delaware governor, connects the Wilmington riverfront with New Castle. The paved pathway was formerly known as the...
DE 7.9 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
The John Heinz Refuge Trail and various footpaths at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum stand in stark contrast to the urban setting that surrounds this refuge. At different points on this...
PA 7.7 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The K&T Trail, also known as the Kensington & Tacony Trail for the former railroad line on which is runs, spans a mile along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Beginning at the Frankford Arsenal Boat...
PA 1.1 mi Asphalt
Maryland's Susquehanna State Park is recognized for challenging hiking and biking trails, camping facilities, rock outcroppings, boating, a museum and restored historical sites. But none of these...
MD 2.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Maurice River Bikeway Trail provides access to shops, recreational parks, and riverside riding all in one. Starting behind the city hall, travelers will be just off the river on Ware Avenue in...
NJ 1.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Michael Castle Trail offers a scenic 12-mile route along the north shore of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in northern Delaware. The trail is named after the former governor and US...
DE 12.4 mi Asphalt
Just short of a mile in length, the Mill Creek Trail follows the south bank of the stream for which it is named in the suburbs east of Lancaster. Paved with a surface of compact woodchips, the...
PA 0.9 mi Woodchips
The trail begins in Battery Park and extends 1.5 miles along the Delaware River. The popular Battery Park is a draw for residents and visitors alike. The park gets its name from the cannons once sited...
DE 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Northwest Lancaster County River Trail follows the route of the historic Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, tracing the Susquehanna River northwest from Columbia to Falmouth. While the majority of the...
PA 14.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Pennypack Trail travels through wooded parks in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties along Pennypack Creek, which derives its name from a local American Indian term for a slow-moving creek....
PA 16 mi Asphalt, Cinder
This paved, multi-use trail begins at the intersection of Constitution Ave. and Spruce Street, across from the entrance to Lenape Park. The trail extends east along Spruce Street, briefly winding into...
PA 0.7 mi Asphalt
Although currently less than a half mile in length, the Royersford Riverfront Trail is a lush, shaded linear park situated between 1st Ave. and the Schuylkill River. Highlights on the paved trail...
PA 0.4 mi Asphalt
At one time an important thoroughfare for commerce carried by canal barges and railroad cars in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Schuylkill River corridor now accommodates walkers, bicyclists, and...
PA 71.7 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Completed in the summer of 2016, Sullivan's Bridge and the adjacent trail provide access from the Schuylkill River Trail, Betzwood Park and the section of Valley Forge National Historic Park north of...
PA 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion
Picking up directly across Norwood Road from the Struble trail's south end point, The Lions' trail offers a half mile of paved trail winding through scenic Kardon Park with 10 acres of ponds and over...
PA 0.4 mi Asphalt
The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail is one of the best hiking and biking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region. It allows for nearly 20 miles of flat travel, punctuated by a number of access points and an...
MD 19.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Union Canal Trail runs along the Tulpehocken Creek from the city of Reading up to Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport. The trail makes up a segment of the 71.7-mile Schuylkill River Trail in southeastern...
PA 6.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Named for a development just outside Quakertown, the 1.5-mile Walnut Bank Farm Trail links the borough with nearby Veterans Park and will form a link in the greenway that will eventually link...
PA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The 1.4 mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail is a paved, multi-use greenway that connects the Auburn Valley State Park with the nearby village of Yorklyn Mills in the scenic hills of northern Delaware. The...
DE 1.4 mi Asphalt

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Pennypack Trail

PA - 16 miles

The Pennypack Trail travels through wooded parks in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties along Pennypack Creek, which derives its name from a local American Indian term for a slow-moving creek....

Conestoga Greenway Trail

PA - 1 miles

This trail is not offically part of the Lancaster County Park system. It runs next to the Conestoga River at Sunnyside. The one end of the trail is at Lancaster County Central Park. Although there is...

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail

MD - 2.5 miles

Maryland's Susquehanna State Park is recognized for challenging hiking and biking trails, camping facilities, rock outcroppings, boating, a museum and restored historical sites. But none of these...

New Castle Battery Park Trail

DE - 1.7 miles

The trail begins in Battery Park and extends 1.5 miles along the Delaware River. The popular Battery Park is a draw for residents and visitors alike. The park gets its name from the cannons once sited...

Accordion

Chester Riverfront Trail

PA - 1.35 miles

The 1.35 mile-long Chester Riverfront Trail is a great way to experience the Delaware River. Part of an urban renewal project that also includes the adjacent Barry Bridge Park, Subaru Park Stadium and...

Yorklyn Bridge Trail

DE - 1.4 miles

The 1.4 mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail is a paved, multi-use greenway that connects the Auburn Valley State Park with the nearby village of Yorklyn Mills in the scenic hills of northern Delaware. The...

Schuylkill River Trail

PA - 71.7 miles

At one time an important thoroughfare for commerce carried by canal barges and railroad cars in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Schuylkill River corridor now accommodates walkers, bicyclists, and...

Pleasant Spring Creek Bike & Walking Path

PA - 0.7 miles

This paved, multi-use trail begins at the intersection of Constitution Ave. and Spruce Street, across from the entrance to Lenape Park. The trail extends east along Spruce Street, briefly winding into...

Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail

MD - 1.8 miles

Maryland's Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail links to Delaware's Michael Castle Trail; both run along the north bank of the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal and meet at the state line. The...

The Lions' Trail

PA - 0.4 miles

Picking up directly across Norwood Road from the Struble trail's south end point, The Lions' trail offers a half mile of paved trail winding through scenic Kardon Park with 10 acres of ponds and over...

Sullivan's Bridge Trail

PA - 1 miles

Completed in the summer of 2016, Sullivan's Bridge and the adjacent trail provide access from the Schuylkill River Trail, Betzwood Park and the section of Valley Forge National Historic Park north of...

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

MD - 19.5 miles

The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail is one of the best hiking and biking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region. It allows for nearly 20 miles of flat travel, punctuated by a number of access points and an...

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

PA - 14.1 miles

The Northwest Lancaster County River Trail follows the route of the historic Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, tracing the Susquehanna River northwest from Columbia to Falmouth. While the majority of the...

Cooper River Park

NJ - 4.2 miles

Camden's Cooper River Park is found on both the north and south shores of Cooper River Lake. The urban park is open daily from dawn to dusk and offers a paved loop path for bikers and pedestrians, as...

Frick's Trail

PA - 1.5 miles

Not to be confused with the well-known Frick Park across the state in Pittsburgh, the 1.5-mile Frick's Trail is among the newest link in a system of multi-use trails being developed in the suburbs...

Michael Castle Trail

DE - 12.4 miles

The Michael Castle Trail offers a scenic 12-mile route along the north shore of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in northern Delaware. The trail is named after the former governor and US...

Chester Creek Trail

PA - 2.8 miles

The nearly 3-mile long Chester Creek Trail is finally a reality after nearly two decades of planning.  Phase 1 of the multi-use trail was opened to the public in late 2016. It follows the path of the...

Walnut Bank Farm Trail

PA - 1.5 miles

Named for a development just outside Quakertown, the 1.5-mile Walnut Bank Farm Trail links the borough with nearby Veterans Park and will form a link in the greenway that will eventually link...

K&T Trail

PA - 1.1 miles

The K&T Trail, also known as the Kensington & Tacony Trail for the former railroad line on which is runs, spans a mile along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Beginning at the Frankford Arsenal Boat...

Mill Creek Trail (PA)

PA - 0.9 miles

Just short of a mile in length, the Mill Creek Trail follows the south bank of the stream for which it is named in the suburbs east of Lancaster. Paved with a surface of compact woodchips, the...

Michael Castle Trail

DE - 12.4 miles

The Michael Castle Trail offers a scenic 12-mile route along the north shore of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in northern Delaware. The trail is named after the former governor and US...

Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail

MD - 1.8 miles

Maryland's Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail links to Delaware's Michael Castle Trail; both run along the north bank of the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal and meet at the state line. The...

Jack A. Markell Trail

DE - 7.9 miles

Spanning just shy of 8 miles, the Jack A. Markell Trail, named after a former Delaware governor, connects the Wilmington riverfront with New Castle. The paved pathway was formerly known as the...

Sullivan's Bridge Trail

PA - 1 miles

Completed in the summer of 2016, Sullivan's Bridge and the adjacent trail provide access from the Schuylkill River Trail, Betzwood Park and the section of Valley Forge National Historic Park north of...

Accordion

Chester Riverfront Trail

PA - 1.35 miles

The 1.35 mile-long Chester Riverfront Trail is a great way to experience the Delaware River. Part of an urban renewal project that also includes the adjacent Barry Bridge Park, Subaru Park Stadium and...

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

MD - 19.5 miles

The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail is one of the best hiking and biking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region. It allows for nearly 20 miles of flat travel, punctuated by a number of access points and an...

Frick's Trail

PA - 1.5 miles

Not to be confused with the well-known Frick Park across the state in Pittsburgh, the 1.5-mile Frick's Trail is among the newest link in a system of multi-use trails being developed in the suburbs...

Walnut Bank Farm Trail

PA - 1.5 miles

Named for a development just outside Quakertown, the 1.5-mile Walnut Bank Farm Trail links the borough with nearby Veterans Park and will form a link in the greenway that will eventually link...

Pennypack Trail

PA - 16 miles

The Pennypack Trail travels through wooded parks in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties along Pennypack Creek, which derives its name from a local American Indian term for a slow-moving creek....

Yorklyn Bridge Trail

DE - 1.4 miles

The 1.4 mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail is a paved, multi-use greenway that connects the Auburn Valley State Park with the nearby village of Yorklyn Mills in the scenic hills of northern Delaware. The...

The Lions' Trail

PA - 0.4 miles

Picking up directly across Norwood Road from the Struble trail's south end point, The Lions' trail offers a half mile of paved trail winding through scenic Kardon Park with 10 acres of ponds and over...

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

PA - 14.1 miles

The Northwest Lancaster County River Trail follows the route of the historic Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, tracing the Susquehanna River northwest from Columbia to Falmouth. While the majority of the...

Pleasant Spring Creek Bike & Walking Path

PA - 0.7 miles

This paved, multi-use trail begins at the intersection of Constitution Ave. and Spruce Street, across from the entrance to Lenape Park. The trail extends east along Spruce Street, briefly winding into...

Royersford Riverfront Trail

PA - 0.4 miles

Although currently less than a half mile in length, the Royersford Riverfront Trail is a lush, shaded linear park situated between 1st Ave. and the Schuylkill River. Highlights on the paved trail...

Maurice River Bikeway Trail

NJ - 1.4 miles

The Maurice River Bikeway Trail provides access to shops, recreational parks, and riverside riding all in one. Starting behind the city hall, travelers will be just off the river on Ware Avenue in...

Conestoga Greenway Trail

PA - 1 miles

This trail is not offically part of the Lancaster County Park system. It runs next to the Conestoga River at Sunnyside. The one end of the trail is at Lancaster County Central Park. Although there is...

Mill Creek Trail (PA)

PA - 0.9 miles

Just short of a mile in length, the Mill Creek Trail follows the south bank of the stream for which it is named in the suburbs east of Lancaster. Paved with a surface of compact woodchips, the...

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail

MD - 2.5 miles

Maryland's Susquehanna State Park is recognized for challenging hiking and biking trails, camping facilities, rock outcroppings, boating, a museum and restored historical sites. But none of these...

Cooper River Park

NJ - 4.2 miles

Camden's Cooper River Park is found on both the north and south shores of Cooper River Lake. The urban park is open daily from dawn to dusk and offers a paved loop path for bikers and pedestrians, as...

K&T Trail

PA - 1.1 miles

The K&T Trail, also known as the Kensington & Tacony Trail for the former railroad line on which is runs, spans a mile along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Beginning at the Frankford Arsenal Boat...

Maurice River Bikeway Trail

NJ - 1.4 miles

The Maurice River Bikeway Trail provides access to shops, recreational parks, and riverside riding all in one. Starting behind the city hall, travelers will be just off the river on Ware Avenue in...

Conestoga Greenway Trail

PA - 1 miles

This trail is not offically part of the Lancaster County Park system. It runs next to the Conestoga River at Sunnyside. The one end of the trail is at Lancaster County Central Park. Although there is...

New Castle Battery Park Trail

DE - 1.7 miles

The trail begins in Battery Park and extends 1.5 miles along the Delaware River. The popular Battery Park is a draw for residents and visitors alike. The park gets its name from the cannons once sited...

Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail

MD - 1.8 miles

Maryland's Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail links to Delaware's Michael Castle Trail; both run along the north bank of the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal and meet at the state line. The...

Accordion

Yorklyn Bridge Trail

DE - 1.4 miles

The 1.4 mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail is a paved, multi-use greenway that connects the Auburn Valley State Park with the nearby village of Yorklyn Mills in the scenic hills of northern Delaware. The...

Pennypack Trail

PA - 16 miles

The Pennypack Trail travels through wooded parks in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties along Pennypack Creek, which derives its name from a local American Indian term for a slow-moving creek....

Pleasant Spring Creek Bike & Walking Path

PA - 0.7 miles

This paved, multi-use trail begins at the intersection of Constitution Ave. and Spruce Street, across from the entrance to Lenape Park. The trail extends east along Spruce Street, briefly winding into...

Michael Castle Trail

DE - 12.4 miles

The Michael Castle Trail offers a scenic 12-mile route along the north shore of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in northern Delaware. The trail is named after the former governor and US...

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail

MD - 2.5 miles

Maryland's Susquehanna State Park is recognized for challenging hiking and biking trails, camping facilities, rock outcroppings, boating, a museum and restored historical sites. But none of these...

Royersford Riverfront Trail

PA - 0.4 miles

Although currently less than a half mile in length, the Royersford Riverfront Trail is a lush, shaded linear park situated between 1st Ave. and the Schuylkill River. Highlights on the paved trail...

Frick's Trail

PA - 1.5 miles

Not to be confused with the well-known Frick Park across the state in Pittsburgh, the 1.5-mile Frick's Trail is among the newest link in a system of multi-use trails being developed in the suburbs...

Cooper River Park

NJ - 4.2 miles

Camden's Cooper River Park is found on both the north and south shores of Cooper River Lake. The urban park is open daily from dawn to dusk and offers a paved loop path for bikers and pedestrians, as...

John Heinz Refuge Trail

PA - 7.7 miles

The John Heinz Refuge Trail and various footpaths at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum stand in stark contrast to the urban setting that surrounds this refuge. At different points on this...

The Lions' Trail

PA - 0.4 miles

Picking up directly across Norwood Road from the Struble trail's south end point, The Lions' trail offers a half mile of paved trail winding through scenic Kardon Park with 10 acres of ponds and over...

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

PA - 14.1 miles

The Northwest Lancaster County River Trail follows the route of the historic Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, tracing the Susquehanna River northwest from Columbia to Falmouth. While the majority of the...

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

MD - 19.5 miles

The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail is one of the best hiking and biking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region. It allows for nearly 20 miles of flat travel, punctuated by a number of access points and an...

Mill Creek Trail (PA)

PA - 0.9 miles

Just short of a mile in length, the Mill Creek Trail follows the south bank of the stream for which it is named in the suburbs east of Lancaster. Paved with a surface of compact woodchips, the...

K&T Trail

PA - 1.1 miles

The K&T Trail, also known as the Kensington & Tacony Trail for the former railroad line on which is runs, spans a mile along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Beginning at the Frankford Arsenal Boat...

Union Canal Trail

PA - 6.5 miles

The Union Canal Trail runs along the Tulpehocken Creek from the city of Reading up to Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport. The trail makes up a segment of the 71.7-mile Schuylkill River Trail in southeastern...

Chester Riverfront Trail

PA - 1.35 miles

The 1.35 mile-long Chester Riverfront Trail is a great way to experience the Delaware River. Part of an urban renewal project that also includes the adjacent Barry Bridge Park, Subaru Park Stadium and...

Recent Trail Reviews

Rail Park

Great for short walk

October, 2020 by sheilahalf1007

Loved the raised garden beds, was able to feel like walking thru a fall park, with all the bright colors and leaves. Park was clean, plenty of people walking thru, a lot walking their dogs. Wish there where more swings, only 4 so first come. Area history was interesting.

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

Great ride from Falmouth to Bainbridge

October, 2020 by suzn_s

10/24/20 - friends and I rode the newly completed section at Falmouth. What a beautiful job they did. Nice wide path to Bainbridge, where it connects to the rest of the trail. If walking, beware of snakes! My friend almost ran over a rat snake that blended with the pavement. Copperheads are blending with the leaves.

Warwick-to-Ephrata Rail-Trail

Great trail! Very scenic and the trail is wide enough for walkers, bikes, and electric scooters.

October, 2020 by erinmac79

Great trail! Very scenic and the trail is wide enough for walkers, bikes, and electric scooters.

Accordion

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

Bainbridge to Falmouth Trail Extension is First Rate

October, 2020 by born2fishallday

We (3 couples) rode the trail from the Chickies Rock County Park up to Bainbridge and on to Falmouth on October 20, 2020. The section from Bainbridge to Falmouth had JUST been completed. They did a great job on the new section. The trail is all macadam and much less twisty than the first part of the trail. We met a work crew in trucks while going up the trail, and they were very considerate and courteous to us as we passed each other.

This is probably our favorite Rail-Trail, and the fact that there's a Pub with great food and a bike rack right on the trail certainly doesn't hurt. Now, if there were only an ice cream shop on the trail....... !!

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

paved

October, 2020 by dmjones1

As of 10.20.2020 it’s paved to Falmouth but sign said Falmouth section will be closed Monday the 28th for maintenance so be warned.

French Creek Trail

beautiful shaded hike!

October, 2020 by dmromanik

Natural path well mainly with a couple of beautiful bridges

Chester Creek Trail

Great trail.

October, 2020 by songsop

For parking set you GPS to 635 Chester Creek Rd. Brookhaven PA for one end of the trail. The published Knowlton parking address is incorrect. Parking at the other end can be found, as noted, at 426-436 Lenni Rd. Aston PA. There is also parking near Mt Alverna Rd and Iris Ln in Media PA.

Great short ride for a sixty year old rider like myself, not too many hills, pleasant surroundings and good people.

Swamp Forest Trail

Somewhat difficult mountain biking

October, 2020 by jdrussell11

Had fun biking it, but didn’t expect the challenge. Rode the longer Little Jersey trail first, which was pretty smooth and flat. This trail is not smooth. Wife crashed 3 times. Not a rail trail. Gotta have some rough trail mountain biking experience to safely negotiate entire trail.

Delaware River Trail

Great Way to Explore The Philly Waterfront

October, 2020 by jmcginnis12@gmail.com

A crucial part to the ongoing redevelopment of the Philadelphia waterfront, the Delaware River Trail takes cyclists and walkers past a variety of environments and attractions over its relatively short length.
As of Oct. 2020, the trail is comprised of 3 formal, designated segments, linked by sidewalks along Christopher Columbus Blvd. The sidewalk between Washington Ave. and Penn's Landing Road is currently being upgraded to a trail, with the portion from Penn's Landing to Spring Garden St. slated to follow in the next couple years. When finished, there will be a continuous, multi-use greenway extending from Fishtown south to Pier 68, forming part of the Circuit Network and linking Center City via the Spring Garden Street Greenway and Camden, NJ via the Ben Franklin Bridge.
The northern segment of the trail begins at Penn Treaty Park in the Fishtown neighborhood. Constructed on the site where city and PA founder William Penn signed a treaty with the Lenape Indians, this park is popular with locals in the warmer months of the year and is noted for its memorials to Penn and marking the site where the treaty was agreed to, as well as benches that offer breathtaking views of the Delaware River. Also note the abandoned power station located immediately north of the park. Although currently dilapidated and an example of urban decay, plans are underway to redevelop this property into a concert hall in the near future.
From Penn Treaty Park, the paved, asphalt trail heads south, passing an apartment complex currently being developed, and rounds the north, east and south sides of Rivers Casino. Here, the trail passes through lush gardens with colorful plants and numerous small animals and warbling birds. Pedestrians have the option of using a small, stone path that runs directly along the riverfront to take in panoramic views and observe the birds that frequently perch on an abandoned pipeline that sticks above the water.
Continuing south from River's Casino, the northern segment of the trail follows Sugarhouse Drive south past the towers of the Waterfront Square condo complex. Here, the trail divides into two, with pedestrians directed left onto a sidewalk, while cyclists are to use a specially designated asphalt lane to the right. Note the fountains in front of Waterfront Square and the views out toward the river, where a small estuary has been developed. This segment of the trail between Penn Treaty Park and Spring Garden Street is also part of the East Coast Greenway, the long distance megatrail currently being developed from downeast Maine to Key West, FL.
The middle segment of the trail begins about a mile to the south at the north end of Penn's Landing, and follows the River Promenade past a dog park, plazas and the Independence Seaport Museum. Here, trail users have the opportunity to learn about Philadelphia's heritage as a seaport and can also tour several of the decommissioned ships and a submarine. Immediately south of Penn's Landing, Spruce Street Harbor Park gives trail users the opportunity to leave a lock on the Philadelphia Hope Fence outside the Hilton Hotel or grab a bite to eat from several food vendors. The Korean War Memorial and the controversial monument to Christopher Columbus are also located here.
The trail again diverges from Christopher Columbus Blvd. across from the intersection with Washington Ave., just south of the Gloria Dei Church. This mile-long segment differs from the northern and middle sections by crossing through sections of abandoned waterfront that have been reclaimed by nature and transformed into open space. Check out a section of old parking lot that now has vegetation growing up between cracks in the pavement and is now designated a rain garden and marvel at the array of colorful plants on Pier 48, an old wharf that was covered with dirt and now supports a small woodland. This experimental nature preserve is intended to attract both land and water based flora and fauna and also includes a walkway off the southern part of the pier where people can observe the river or go fishing as well as a spiral stairway ascending to a small observation platform. From Pier 48, the trail passes a plaza that provides additional opportunities for fishing or observing the river and continues through a grove of trees and a meadow before dividing into a second "green boulevard" next to the Wal-Mart off Tasker Street. Trail users will be surprised by the serenity of this segment and will find it hard to believe they are in a major city.
The trail's southern terminus is at Pier 68, another former boat dock that has been transformed into a park. The giant loungers here provide a great place to rest at the end of your walk or bike ride.
With its detailed landscaping, a route that passes several historical and cultural sites and providing numerous opportunities for active and passive recreation, the Delaware River Trail is a great counterpart to the Schuylkill River Trail and another great link in the Circuit trail network. The only thing keeping this trail from getting a full five star rating is the graffiti on parts of the southern segment, which, although minor, nonetheless mars the look of an otherwise great example of urban renewal.

Leiper-Smedley Trail

just do your research

October, 2020 by nayfelice

If you start this trail on Rose Valley Road , between Wallingford and Swarthmore , you can easily navigate it all of the way to Smedley park. Once you get there, there are other wooded trails that you can also try. Mostly off road , but you need to cross a couple of small roads and then Baltimore pike to get to Smedley park.

Goshen Road Trail

Nothing special

October, 2020 by joelkring

The trail has some sections that were paved but don't think that means smooth, the paved sections were more bumpy than the gravel sections. The short slightly hilly trail is quite close to the road. The highlight was riding the paved trail across the street along Liseter Road.

One more thing, could TrailLink use street addresses for parking areas, it would make life so much easier for those of us using Waze or Garmin to find our way to trails.

Pennsy Trail (PA)

Nothing special

October, 2020 by joelkring

We were looking for short trails near each other and this trail fit the bill. It was one of eight that we rode in one day. We started at the north end and rode to where the paved section stopped. We could see what looked like a poorly maintained single track trail across the street and decided to pass on riding that section. The trail surface is in great condition on the paved section, but other than that not much to see here.

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