Cross County Trail (PA)

Pennsylvania


UPDATE: These Mid-1800`s Limekilns are the remains of an industry that began in the Village of Plymouth Meeting in 1688. A Limekiln is a furnace for reducing limestone or shells to lime by burning.
Uploaded: 8/12/2017
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I took this photo at Germantown Pike and Chemical Rd. When I was a kid i remember those arches. Maybe somebody can give some information on those arches.
Uploaded: 8/11/2017
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Approaching the second underpass beneath I-476 in Plymouth Meeting. The trail currently ends at Germantown Pike, but there are plans to extend it further in the future.
Uploaded: 1/3/2015
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Use caution when crossing the busy entrance to the Metroplex shopping center. The trail then continues eastward, passing under I-476 a second time, seen in the background. It then continues through a business park to Germantown Pike.
Uploaded: 1/3/2015
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Winding around the Metroplex shopping center in Plymouth Meeting. Note the late summer sky. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 1/3/2015
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Located in the Metroplex shopping center, the Plymouth Meeting Barnes & Noble is the perfect place to stop and relax.
Uploaded: 1/3/2015
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Directional sign, complete with the distance to nearby towns, at the trail's southwest terminus in Conshohocken.
Uploaded: 1/3/2015
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Passing by the Matroplex shopping center near Plymouth Meeting. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 1/2/2015
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Crossing a refurbished railroad bridge, with Ridge Pike seen in the distance. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/31/2014
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The railroad may be long gone, but the catenary lines remain on the section east of Ridge Pike.
Uploaded: 12/31/2014
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Passing through more open space near Plymouth Meeting.
Uploaded: 12/31/2014
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Old RR catenaries serve as reminders of the corridor's past.
Uploaded: 12/31/2014
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After passing under Ridge Pike, the trail resumes its route along the old rail line towards Plymouth Meeting.
Uploaded: 12/31/2014
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Passing beneath the Ridge Pike bridge. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/30/2014
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Mile marker beneath the Ridge Pike bridge. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/30/2014
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Section north of the parking lot to the strip mall off Allen Wood Road and Ridge Pike.
Uploaded: 12/30/2014
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There is a significant grade on the otherwise flat trail as it dips under the Ridge Pike bridge.
Uploaded: 12/30/2014
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Turning west down Allen Wood Road. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/29/2014
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Rounding the bend near the intersection of Allen Wood Road and Ridge Pike.
Uploaded: 12/29/2014
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After passing the strip mall on Allen Wood Road, the trail makes a sharp turn right at Ridge Pike and heads back into shade.
Uploaded: 12/29/2014
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Signs along Allen Wood Road alert motorists to look out for trail users. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/29/2014
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Winding toward Conshohocken.
Uploaded: 12/29/2014
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This sign, on the east side of the Brook Road crossing, indicates that the trail is part of Montgomery County's extensive greenway network. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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This faded stop sign at the Brook Road crossing should be replaced. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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Approaching the crossing at Brook Road, southwest of IKEA. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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After passing IKEA, the trail crosses Brook Road, then enters the open space northeast of Conshohocken.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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This woman was cycling up the trail near the poorly defined point where Allen Wood Road turns into Brook Road. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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Heading southwest, paralleling Allen Wood Road.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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Even this retaining wall near IKEA has a quaint look. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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Connector path provides access from the trail to IKEA.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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Mile marker near IKEA. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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Hedges, fencing and trees make the trail aesthetically pleasing along Allen Wood Road. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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Thanks to the trail, residents of Conshohocken, Plymouth Meeting and other nearby communities can bike or walk to IKEA and other large stores.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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The trail passes in front of the entrance to an incinerator off Allen Wood Road. It's great to see how trails can coexist with industrial and commercial properties.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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Trees provide welcome shade from the hot summer sun. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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A guardrail separates the trail from busy Allen Wood Road about halfway between Conshohocken and Plymouth Meeting. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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Cyclists riding down the trail along Allen Wood Road. Taken on a hot, summer day in July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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Young trees line the trail along Allen Wood Road. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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Flower gardens along the trail in front of IKEA and Home Depot. Taken July 2014.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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The trail doubles as a sidewalk along Alan Wood Road in the vicinity of IKEA and Home Depot.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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After crossing the open space northeast of Conshohocken, the trail parallels Alan Wood Road in front of the huge strip mall that includes IKEA and Home Depot. This photo is looking northeast toward Ridge Road.
Uploaded: 12/28/2014
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Family enjoying a bike ride on the trail in Conshohocken. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Asphalt ribbon winding through open space near the recreation complex outside Conshohocken. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Lights of the athletic fields and driving range at the recreation complex on Conshohocken's north end are visible from the trail near Brook Road.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Sharing a route with high-tension powerlines near Brook Road. Taken Aug. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Praying mantis crossing the trail near Brook Road.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Industrial and commercial properties come back into view as the trail approaches Brook Road. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Winding toward Brook Lane and the IKEA complex.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Cycling down the trail west of Brook Road.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Big skies and open space just northwest of Philly. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Wildflowers are still in bloom in the open space between I-476 and Brook Road in the last weeks of summer. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Despite connecting the suburbs of Conshohocken and Plymouth Meeting and two nearby shopping centers, the trail seems to get little use compared to other regional greenways, like the Schuylkill River and Chester Valley trails. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Another shot of the open-space area between Brook Road and I-476. Despite its proximity to the interstate highway, this area is an oasis of serenity.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Although the area that the Cross-County Trail passes through is dominated by high-density suburban development, there are some patches of open-space just beyond I-476.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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Passing beneath I-476. The blue beams are fitting, since the highway is unofficially known as 'The Blue Route.' Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/25/2014
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This high fencing northeast of Conshohocken protects the trail and its users from golf balls hit from a nearby driving range. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/24/2014
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Late summer skies along the trail just below the I-476 underpass. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/24/2014
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Approaching the I-476 underpass on Conshohocken's east end.
Uploaded: 12/24/2014
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Another shot heading through the woods on Conshohocken's north end. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/23/2014
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The trail is an oasis of green in a land of sprawl.
Uploaded: 12/23/2014
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Passing behind homes in Conshohocken. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/23/2014
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After passing under the bridges, the trail heads northeast through a wooded strip, forming a greenbelt. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/23/2014
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Looking southwest under the two bridges in Conshohocken. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/23/2014
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Another view of the trail passing under the restored RR/Schuylkill River Trail bridge in Conshohocken.
Uploaded: 12/23/2014
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Passing under the Schuylkill River Trail (left) and Elm Street (right) near the southwest terminus in Conshohocken.
Uploaded: 12/22/2014
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Jogger passing under the restored RR bridge in Conshohocken.
Uploaded: 12/22/2014
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Superstructure to the old RR bridge, which now carries the Schuylkill River Trail, that the trail passes underneath in Conshohocken. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/22/2014
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Approaching the restored RR bridge (now carries the Schuylkill River Trail) in the foreground, with the Elm Street bridge seen behind it.
Uploaded: 12/22/2014
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After branching off the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken, the Cross County Trail descends a slope, then passes under a restored RR bridge that carries the SRT, before heading northeastward. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/21/2014
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Another photo of the split between the Schuylkill River Trail, which turns right, while the Cross County Trail heads straight, passing under a restored RR bridge and a road bridge that carries Elm Street, then heads northeast toward Plymouth Meeting.
Uploaded: 12/21/2014
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Signs at the junction with the Schuylkill River Trail at the southwest terminus on Conshohocken. The Cross County Trail heads to the right towards Plymouth Meeting, while the Schuylkill River Trail goes left, extending southeast to Philadelphia.
Uploaded: 12/21/2014
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The trail branches off the Schuylkill River Trail, which veers to the right, in the Philadelphia suburb of Conshohocken. Taken Sept. 2014.
Uploaded: 12/21/2014
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