Perkiomen Trail

Pennsylvania


Near Crusher Road access, Perkiomenville
Uploaded: 6/25/2017
Lat: 40.32037 Long: -75.47632
Top of 12% grade on 'Silver Bullet'
Uploaded: 1/28/2017
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Passing under the bridge that carries Route 113 over both the trail and Perkiomen Creek. In addition to having a low clearance, the trail passes close to the creek, with no guide rail. Caution is advised.
Uploaded: 8/3/2016
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Looking north from the trailhead off Route 113.
Uploaded: 8/3/2016
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Straight section north of the Routes 29 and 113 intersection.
Uploaded: 8/3/2016
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Thistle patch off the trail near Graterford. Taken July 2016.
Uploaded: 8/3/2016
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Winding through the woods north of Graterford.
Uploaded: 8/3/2016
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Trail bridge between Central Perkiomen Valley Park and Graterford. Taken July 2016.
Uploaded: 8/3/2016
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Reflective waters of Perkiomen Creek in midsummer, as seen from the trail bridge between Central Perkiomen Valley Park and Graterford. Taken July 2016.
Uploaded: 8/3/2016
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Passing through the woods south of Central Perkiomen Valley Park.
Uploaded: 8/3/2016
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Sign alerting trail users to be alert for loose rocks on the segment south of Arcola. Taken June 2016.
Uploaded: 7/11/2016
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Impressive rock cut off the trail south of Arcola.
Uploaded: 7/11/2016
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Looking down on the creek from a wooded segment of the trail south of Arcola.
Uploaded: 7/11/2016
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The trail passes through a small village south of Arcola.
Uploaded: 7/11/2016
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Passing through a small community north of Upper Indian Head Road. Taken June 2016.
Uploaded: 6/30/2016
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The rural environment along the trail near Upper Indian Head Road gives users the impression that they are much further out in the countryside from the surrounding Philadelphia suburbs than they really are.
Uploaded: 6/30/2016
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Meadow landscape seen from the trail north of Upper Indian Head Road.
Uploaded: 6/30/2016
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Looking north from Upper Indian Head Road.
Uploaded: 6/30/2016
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After following Upper Indian Head Road for a quarter-mile, the trail again turns north next to an old bridge abutment.
Uploaded: 6/30/2016
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A relic from the days of the RR, this abutment can be seen immediately west of the junction between the trail and Upper Indian Head Road.
Uploaded: 6/28/2016
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Sign along the concurrency with Upper Indian Head Road, which is about a quarter-mile long.
Uploaded: 6/28/2016
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The trail follows a brief concurrency with Upper Indian Head Road north of Lower Perkiomen Valley Park. Trail users should pay close attention to the signs on this section.
Uploaded: 6/28/2016
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This stone wall can be seen along the trail along the section just north of Lower Perkiomen Valley Park.
Uploaded: 6/28/2016
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Passing under the Egypt Road bridge in Lower Perkiomen Valley Park. Taken June 2015.
Uploaded: 6/27/2016
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Perkiomen Creek, as seen from the trail north of Lower Perkiomen Valley Park.
Uploaded: 6/27/2016
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Much of the trail is shaded, providing ample relief from the summer sun.
Uploaded: 6/27/2016
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Heading north on the trail from Lower Perkiomen Valley Park.
Uploaded: 6/27/2016
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Woman on horseback riding through Central Perkiomen Valley Park. Taken Apr. 2016.
Uploaded: 5/21/2016
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Looking north along the trail, on left, at the restrooms in Central Perkiomen Valley Trail. As the4 parking lot makes clear, the park serves as an excellent trailhead.
Uploaded: 5/21/2016
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One of the amenities that trail users will find in Central Perkiomen Valley Park are these restrooms, complete with running water and flush toilets. The sign makes it clear horses are not permitted near these facilities.
Uploaded: 5/21/2016
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Tree-lined section through Central Perkiomen Valley Park.
Uploaded: 5/21/2016
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The trail parallels an access road on the north side of Central Perkiomen Valley Park. Why is the woman riding her bike on the road and not the adjacent trail? Taken Apr. 2016.
Uploaded: 5/21/2016
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After passing in front of the stone home, the trail against turns away from Route 29, heading down a hill. Springtime blossoms are blooming!
Uploaded: 5/20/2016
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The trail briefly follows sidewalks in the vicinity of this quaint, stone home off Route 29 south of Schwenksville. Taken Apr. 2016.
Uploaded: 5/20/2016
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Trail running along the banks of the Perkiomen Creek south of Schwenksville. Trail users should be careful on this section, since there are no safety fences guarding against the steep slopes to the creek below.
Uploaded: 5/20/2016
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Looking north from the trail crossing at Route 73. The pocket park doubles as a junction between the trail and the sidewalk that follows Routes 29 and 73 into Schwenksville, which veers up the ramp to the left. Taken Apr. 2016.
Uploaded: 5/19/2016
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Stairs descending from the back porch of a house to the trail in Schwenksville.
Uploaded: 5/18/2016
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Looking south along the trail in Schwenksville. Taken Apr. 2016.
Uploaded: 5/18/2016
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Bike shop off the trail on Schwenksville's south side.
Uploaded: 5/18/2016
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Trailhead at the south end of Schwenksville, next to the town's park. Taken Apr. 2016.
Uploaded: 5/18/2016
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The trail crosses Doe Run on a restored RR trestle immediately north of Arcola.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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Colorful gardens decorate the front yard of this home in Yerkes. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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A relic from the old railroad, this telegraph pole near Arcola is difficult to spot since it blends in with the surrounding trees.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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Looking north from Arcola Road, toward the Doe Run trestle.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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Another view of the trail crossing at Arcola Road. The bike lane that continues west along the road is also visible here.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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This abandoned, stone building is located immediately east of the trail crossing on Arcola Road.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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Construction of a new bridge that will carry Arcola Road over the Perkiomen Creek could be seen from the trail in July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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Heading back into the woods between Arcola and The Colony at Valley Forge. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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Watch for falling rocks on the section of the trail between Arcola and The Colony at Valley Forge.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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The trail crosses a private driveway immediately south of Cider Mill Road, then reenters the woods heading towards The Colony at Valley Forge development and Lower Perkiomen Valley Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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Cider Mill Road crossing; this is only about 1500 feet south of Arcola Road.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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The trail briefly reenters the woods after crossing Arcola Road. However, another at-grade crossing with Cider Mill Road is only about 1500 feet further along. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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Crossing Arcola Road. Cyclists also have the option of turning west here along the bike lane that follows the road.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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Sign marking the eastern terminus of the Arcola Road bike lane at the intersection with the trail. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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It may not be as nice as an offroad greenway, but Arcola Road has its own bike lane that extends west from its intersection with the trail, demonstrating another step that Montgomery County has taken to become bicycle-friendly.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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Approaching Arcola Road.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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This quaint home is just off the trail on the north side of Arcola.
Uploaded: 10/10/2015
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Bridge over Doe Run in Arcola. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/9/2015
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Straight section north of Arcola.
Uploaded: 10/9/2015
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Located near Arcola, this bench doubles as a memorial. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/9/2015
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Another small, stone wall in a drainage swale near Arcola.
Uploaded: 10/9/2015
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The waters of the Perkiomen Creek are still reflective at dusk. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/9/2015
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Love these summer sunsets! Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/9/2015
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In the vicinity of the Arcola Corporate Center.
Uploaded: 10/9/2015
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Cyclist taking a summer evening ride on the section south of Yerkes. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/8/2015
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This access path connects the trail with the Arcola Corporate Center.
Uploaded: 10/8/2015
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Mile marker on the section between Yerkes and Arcola. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/8/2015
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Looking east of the trail, through the trees, to the Perkiomen Creek.
Uploaded: 10/8/2015
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Another view of the slope from the trail down to the Perkiomen Creek south of Yerkes.
Uploaded: 10/8/2015
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These drainage pipes sticking out of the east side of the trail over the Perkiomen Creek remind me of guns on the sides of an old ship. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/8/2015
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Rock cuts and vegetation off the trail south of Yerkes mix to create a picturesque, natural 'garden.' Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/8/2015
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Shaded trail on the section between Yerkes and Arcola.
Uploaded: 10/8/2015
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Winding along the Perkiomen Creek between Yerkes and Arcola on a midsummer evening. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/8/2015
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Passing high above the banks of the Perkiomen Creek in the woods south of Yerkes. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/8/2015
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Bench between the trail and banks of the Perkiomen Creek south of Yerkes. After passing through built-up areas in and around Collegetown, this section is remote and serene. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Small stone wall off the trail south of Yerkes.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Left over from the days of the RR, these rock formations can be seen lining the section of trail that follows the Perkiomen Creek from Yerkes south toward Arcola.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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The trail briefly follows Yerkes Road in the village for which the road was named.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Passing through the village of Yerkes.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Approaching the quaint village of Yerkes, which looks more rural than suburban. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Bench for weary trail users in Yerkes.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Situated in the woods north of Yerkes, this abandoned and ruined home is one of the stranger sites along the trail. It's modern design indicates it can't be that old, and the high basement walls make it look like something out of a horror movie.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Creek, seen through the trees in the forest between Perkiomen Woods and Yerkes.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Located between Perkiomen Woods and Yerkes, these lush, dense woods almost make you forget you are in the Philly suburbs. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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After passing through the Perkiomen Woods development, the trail enters a straight, wooded stretch south to Yerkes. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Residents in these condos can access the trail from their own backyards. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Another condo complex located off the trail south of Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Signs alerting trail users approaching the Perkiomen Blvd. crossing. Although the street is one of the rare cases where motorists must stop at the trail, cyclists and pedestrians should still be careful. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Another view from the trail in the Perkiomen Woods development. Who says suburbia has to be car-dependent?
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Another shot in the Perkiomen Woods development, a suburb that has embraced the trail. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Looking south into a 'green tunnel' in the Perkiomen Woods development. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Passing condos in the Perkiomen Woods development south of Collegeville. The stop sign actually directs motorists on Perkiomen Blvd. to yield to trail users, showing how this subdivision has eagerly embraced their location on the greenway.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Looking west down Perkiomen Blvd. at the trail crossing in the Perkiomen Woods development. This section of the trail has a definite suburban feel.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Landscaping at the Perkiomen Blvd. crossing in the Perkiomen Woods subdivision south of Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Wooded trail south of Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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The trail rejoins the old RR grade south of Collegeville, heading straight toward Arcola and Oaks. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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This young woman and her dog were enjoying a hike on the trail on the south side of Collegeville on a warm, midsummer evening. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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These benches and trash barrel are located at the sharp turn immediately southeast of the Route 29 intersection on the south side of Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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After crossing Route 29 on Collegeville's south side, the trail rejoins the old RR alignment and continues south toward Oaks. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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The crosswalk that takes the trail across Route 29 is fading and needs repainted. It resumes off-road immediately to the east. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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Like many intersections, the one where the trail crosses Route 29 on Collegeville's south side has been modified in recent years to make it more user-friendly to non-motorized traffic. However, this is still a very busy crossing and caution is advised.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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Sign directing trail users north along the trail, through Collegeville's south side, to the downtown. This was taken immediately across the Route 29 intersection.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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Located off the trail on Collegeville's south side, this CVS is a good place to stop for drinks or a snack.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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Looking north along the trail from the Route 29 crossing on the south side of Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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Kiosk at the Route 29 crossing on Collegeville's south side.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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In addition to providing maps and other trail-related information, this kiosk on the south side of Collegeville features notifications on upcoming events and local attractions. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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Look close, and you can see the rabbit crouched by the side of the trail. This was taken on Collegeville's south side in July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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Passing behind another subdivision on Collegeville's south side. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/6/2015
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Another shaded section of the trail in Collegeville's south side.
Uploaded: 10/5/2015
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Summertime scene in the south end of Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/5/2015
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Passing developments on the south side of Collegevile.
Uploaded: 10/5/2015
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Winding through the south side of Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/5/2015
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Looking north into the narrow portion of the trail on Collegeville's south side. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/4/2015
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Access path from the trail to a subdivision on the south side of Collegeville. Thanks to greenways like the Perkiomen Trail, communities like this can access each other, and travel all the way to center city Philadelphia completely off-road.
Uploaded: 10/4/2015
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Narrow section of the trail between mini-storage and light industrial businesses on Collegeville's south side. Go slow and be mindful of oncoming trail users when passing through this section of the greenway. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/4/2015
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Part of this parking lot on the south side of Collegeville was repurposed for trail use.
Uploaded: 10/4/2015
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Cyclists heading north toward downtown Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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The trail passes between parking lots south of downtown Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Looking north toward Main St. in downtown Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Another view of the Collegeville Diner, seen immediately off the trail in downtown Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Side of Collegeville Diner, with its flashy, 50's-style architecture.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Looking south from the Main Street crossing in Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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If your trip on the trail has built up an appetite, check out this retro-50's style diner in downtown Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Looking west along Main St. from the trail crossing in Collegeville. The trail has helped keep the downtown vibrant in summer, when many students at nearby Ursinus College are home. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Looking north into the pocket park and trailhead in downtown Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Crossing Main Street in downtown Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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The trailhead/pocket park in Collegeville is one of the nicest access points I have seen on a greenway. It really enhances the atmosphere in the downtown. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Cyclist passing through the trailhead/pocket park in Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Metal bench at the quaint trailhead and pocket park in downtown Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Passing behind the parking lot at the trailhead/pocket park in Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Passing through the old ravine north of Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Paralleling Route 29 (seen on left), north of Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Late afternoon sun shining through the trees north of Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Looking down on busy Route 29, to which the trail provides a safe alternative for hikers and cyclists, from the east wall of the ravine north of Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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View of the trail, as seen from the top of the east wall of the ravine north of Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Looking west, across the trail, from atop the ravine wall north of Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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View over the treetops, across Route 29, from atop the east wall of the old RR ravine north of Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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View atop the east wall of the RR ravine north of Collegeville. It's a straight drop down to Route 29, so be very careful when hiking up here. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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This couple was enjoying a summertime stroll on the trail north of Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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Midsummer view along the trail north of Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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This dirt path heads straight up the east wall of an old ravine from the RR days north of Collegeville. It's a difficult climb, but the view from the top makes this brief side hike well worth it. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/3/2015
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The trail passes through several ravines left over from the days of the RR. This one is located just north of Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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The trail closely parallels Route 29 between Collegeville and Schwenksville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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Heading north out of Collegeville, continuing through lush woodlands.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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The trail is literally just a step out the backdoor for the inhabitants of this home on Collegeville's north end.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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Passing in back of another home on the north side of Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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Another shot in the woods on the north side of Collegeville. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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Passing behind homes on Collegeville's north end.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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The trail is well-shaded on the north side of Collegeville, making it a welcome refuge from the summer heat. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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This stairway and sidewalk connect the trail to homes off Route 29 on the north end of Collegeville.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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The trail heads into the woods immediately north of the Collegeville trailhead.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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Looking north along the greenway at the Collegeville trailhead. Taken July 2015.
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Bike rack and parking lot at the Collegeville trailhead.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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Historic interpretive sign at the Collegeville trailhead.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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Ample parking space at the Collegeville trailhead. Taken July 2015.
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Patriotic-themed banners decorated the small park at the Collegeville trailhead in the summer. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/2/2015
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Uploaded: 8/31/2015
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Junction of the Perkiomen Trail, which heads due north from the Schuylkill River Trail, seen in the foreground, as seen from the restored RR bridge in Oaks. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/26/2015
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View of the junction between the Perkiomen and Schuylkill River trails, as seen from the restored trestle in Oaks. The Perkiomen Trail extends north toward the Route 422 bridges.
Uploaded: 8/26/2015
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Southern terminus of the Perkiomen Trail, which branches to the right, and the Schuylkill River Trail, which veers left.
Uploaded: 8/26/2015
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Southern terminus of the trail in Oaks. Trail users can continue on the Schuylkill River Trail, either crossing the trestle and heading southeast toward Philly, or going west toward Phoenixville and Spring City.
Uploaded: 8/25/2015
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Cyclists descending the Schuylkill River Trail from the restored trestle, passing the junction with the Perkiomen Trail in Oaks. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/25/2015
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Cyclist rounding the bend on the Schuylkill River Trail at its junction with the Perkiomen Trail in Oaks.
Uploaded: 8/25/2015
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Southern terminus of the trail at the Schuylkill River Trail, which circles up to the trestle if you go right and passes under it, continuing west toward Phoenixville, if you go straight. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/25/2015
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The trail's southern terminus is in Oaks, where it intersects with the Schuylkill River Trail immediately north of an old RR trestle that has been refurbished to carry the latter trail and a local road.
Uploaded: 8/25/2015
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Approaching the old RR trestle that has been refurbished to carry the Schuylkill River Trail and a local road across the Perkiomen Creek at the southern terminus in Oaks.
Uploaded: 8/25/2015
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View north beneath the Route 422 bridges in Oaks. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/25/2015
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Southernmost portion of the trail, between Route 422 and the junction with the Schuylkill River Trail, which can be seen in the distance, in Oaks.
Uploaded: 8/25/2015
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Looking north between the bridges that carry Route 422 over the trail and Perkiomen Creek in Oaks. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/25/2015
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Passing under the Route 422 bridges at Oaks.
Uploaded: 8/25/2015
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Approaching the bridges that carry Route 422 across the trail and Perkiomen Creek.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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Another picture of the deer off the trail near Oaks. The trail, along with nearby Lower Perkiomen County and Valley Forge National parks and the Audubon conservation area, combine to form a huge greenbelt in the Philly suburbs. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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Look close; you can see a deer in the brush off the trail. It did not take off when approached. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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Cyclists heading south toward Oaks, and the Schuylkill River Trail. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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Birdhouse off the trail between Lower Perkiomen County Park and Oaks.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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Shaded trail near the southern terminus in Oaks. Taken July 2015.
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Looking north along the trail at the southern boundary of Lower Perkiomen County Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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Its just a short distance from Lower Perkiomen County Park to Valley Forge, and the trail's southern terminus at the junction with the Schuylkill River Trail.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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This dam is just off the trail in Lower Perkiomen County Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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Early evening view in midsummer. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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Picnic area off the trail in Lower Perkiomen County Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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This fisherman was hoping to catch a few in the nearby Perkiomen Creek.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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This flock of geese was greeting trail users (undoubtedly hoping for some breadcrumbs or other morsels) in Lower Perkiomen County Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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Stone BBQ off the trail in Lower Perkiomen County Park.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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Family enjoying an evening stroll through Lower Perkiomen County Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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Cyclist enjoying an evening ride through Lower Perkiomen County Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/24/2015
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Entering the woods in Lower Perkiomen Township Park.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Meadows in Lower Perkiomen County Park.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Trees provide shade from the summer sun in Lower Perkiomen County Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Park bench and tree in Lower Perkiomen County Park.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Picnic tables along the trail in Lower Perkiomen County Park.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Southernmost section of trail in Lower Perkiomen County Park.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Dedication cornerstone commemorating the trail's completion at Lower Perkiomen County Park.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Kiosk at the trailhead in Lower Perkiomen County Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Access path connecting the trail to New Mill Road at Lower Perkiomen County Park.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Looking south along the trail in Lower Perkiomen County Park.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Bike rental stand off the trail in Lower Perkiomen County Park. You just enter your credit card number and take a bike.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Bikes for rent at Lower Perkiomen Valley County Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Uploaded: 8/13/2015
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Looking north toward Graterford from a restored RR trestle along the trail. Taken on a beautiful day in May 2015.
Uploaded: 5/17/2015
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View south from the restored trestle near Graterford. Taken May 2015.
Uploaded: 5/17/2015
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The trail parallels Route 29 (Gravel Pike) for much of its length between Scwenksville and Collegeville.
Uploaded: 5/17/2015
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Passing a PECO powerline corridor and substation south of Graterford. This corridor also forms a path for the Skippack Trail, which runs down on the opposite side of the Perkiomen, then turns east. Taken May 2015.
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Caboose on the grounds of the PA Live Steamers, located just off the trail.
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View of the caboose and miniature RR tracks on the property of the PA Live Steamers, located off the trail south of Graterford. Taken May 2015.
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Curving through the woods just west of the restored RR trestle near Graterford. Taken May 2015.
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Another view of the junction of the Perkiomen and Skippack trails, as seen over the railing of the restored RR trestle. Taken May 2015.
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Springtime meadows, as seen from the Perkiomen Trail south of Graterford. Taken May 2015.
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View of the sharp, hair-pin turn on the trail immediately east of the restored trestle and the junction with the Skippack Trail. Taken May 2015.
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Signs pointing the way at the junction of the Perkiomen and Skippack trails. The Perkiomen Trail initially continues straight before veering right towards Graterford, while the Skippack Trail goes left, passing under the restored RR trestle.
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Approaching the junction of the Perkiomen and Skippack trails. The Perkiomen Trail continues straight and veers right toward Graterford, while the Skippack Trail branches to the left, passing under the restored trestle, seen on the far left.
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Looking out on part of the Graterford Prison Farm, which the trail passes immediately north of a restored RR trestle.
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Sign urging cyclists and in-line skaters to slow down through the hairpin turn south of Graterford. Taken May 2015.
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Heading toward the hairpin turn just east of the trestle south of Graterford. Taken May 2015.
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This trestle, which was overlaid with a wooden deck when it was restored for trail use, is located just south of Graterford.
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View of the junction between the Perkiomen and Skippack trails, seen from high above on the trestle south of Graterford. Taken May 2015.
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View from the trestle south of Graterford. The Skippack Trail can be seen below. Taken May 2015.
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Approaching the trestle south of Graterford.
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'S' curve through the woods west of the Graterford trestle.
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More blooming flowers can been off the trail west of the trestle near Graterford. Taken May 2015.
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Trestle across the Perkiomen Creek south of Graterford, seen through the trees.
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Winding through the woods south of Graterford. Taken May 2015.
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Another springtime seen in the forest. Taken May 2015.
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Late spring and early summer are my favorite time of the year thanks to the warm, sunny weather and colorful, blooming plants. Taken May 2015.
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Springtime forest in May. Taken south of Graterford.
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Patio and pocket park outside Iggy's Pizza near Graterford, which actively advertises to trail users. Taken May 2015.
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Pizza joint marketing itself to trail users south of Graterford. Taken May 2015.
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This large gazebo is located just off the trail near Graterford. It's perfect for warm, spring days like the one when this picture was taken in May 2015.
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Entrance to the PA Live Steamers' property, located south of Graterford.
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Kiosk at the Graterford Trailhead. The property of the PA Live Steamers can be seen in the background.
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Trailhead off Gravel Pike (Route 29), south of Graterford. Taken May 2015.
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Early springtime sunset, seen from the trail on the hillside east of Schwenksville. Taken April 2015.
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Quaint home off the trail, seen at dusk in Spring Mount.
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This couple was enjoying the warm, early spring weather on the restored RR bridge in Schwenksville. Taken April 2015.
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Trailhead next to the bank on the south side of Schwenksville.
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On the south side of Schwenksville.
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This parking lot provides the best trail access in Schwenksville. It is located near the town's south end. Taken April 2015.
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Jogger along the trail in Schwenksville. Taken April 2015.
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Access from the trail to the 'Meadow Park' section of Schwenksville's Park.
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Another view of the Schwenksville park, as seen from the trail.
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The trail provides access to the borough park in Schwenksville.
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Located directly off the trail, this diner in Schwenksville is a great place to stop and eat. Taken April 2015.
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Old wall along the trail in Schwenksville. Was this from the railroad or canal? Taken April 2015.
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With old buildings on one side and the creek on the other, this portion of the trail through Schwenksville is both shaded and scenic.
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Passing behind homes in Schwenksville. Taken April 2015.
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Woman crossing a restored railroad bridge in Schwenksville. The old railing from the days of the railroad can still be seen behind the newer, wooden ones built for the trail.
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View through the trees, still bare as of April 2, of downtown Schwenksville.
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The point where the trail and old rail line diverge in Schwenksville can be seen in this pic.
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Looking east down the trail from Schwenksville, with the canal bridge seen in the background. Taken on a warm, early spring evening in April 2015.
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Immediately after entering Schwenksville, the trail again turns south along the Perkiomen Creek's west bank and rejoins the old railroad line that it follows for most of its length. The old railroad grade can be seen on the right in this pic.
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Sign greeting trail users who are heading south along the trail.
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After the Perkiomen Creek and canal crossings, the trail enters Schwenksville from the east. Schwenksville Road, which becomes Park Ave. in the borough, is seen on the right. Taken April 2015.
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As with the crossing of the Perkiomen Creek just to the east, the trail and road bridges over the canal are directly side-by-side.
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After crossing Schwenksville Road, this smaller bridge carries the trail over a remnant of a long-abandoned canal that once followed the Perkiomen Creek. Taken April 2015.
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After crossing the bridge over the Perkiomen Creek, the trail cuts across Schwenksville Road on this crosswalk. There are no traffic signals on the road and vehicles often go by at high speeds, so caution is advised.
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Trail bridge (left) and Schwenksville Road bridge (right), seen side by side on the Perkiomen Creek's west bank. Taken April 2015.
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Unlike in Spring Mount, where the trail and road share a bridge, they cross the Perkiomen Creek on separate, parallel bridges outside Schwenksville. The Schwenksville Road bridge can be seen from the trail here.
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View north along the Perkiomen Creek, taken from the bridge east of Schwenksville in April 2015.
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Looking across the bridge across the Perkiomen Creek east of Schwenksville.
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Approaching the larger of the two bridges along the trail on Schwenksville's east end. The larger bridge, seen ahead, crosses the Perkiomen Creek, immediately north of the one carrying Schwenksville Road.
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This house, located just east of Schwenksville, shares part of its driveway with the trail.
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Bollards along the trail east of Schwenksville. Light traffic is allowed on the small section behind the bollards, which follows an abandoned road that still doubles as a driveway to a nearby home.
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Cyclists speeding down the hill toward Schwenksville should use caution because of the bollards just below the Perkiomen Creek crossing.
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This fork is located on the hillside immediately east of Schwenksville. The main trail veers left, while the path that continues straight along an abandoned section of Park Ave. leads to the Cedar Road trailhead.
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An abandoned stretch of Park Ave. was converted into a second access path from the trail to the Cedar Road trailhead.
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Curious stone wall, with an American flag in the background, immediately across Cedar Road from the trailhead north of Schwenksville. Taken April 2015.
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Not if you're using the trail you don't! The sign only applies to motorists on nearby Cedar Road.
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Sign welcoming guests to the trailhead off Cedar Road. Taken April 2015.
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Another view of the Cedar Road trailhead.
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Cedar Road trailhead, located north of Schwenksville.
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This couple was cycling up the hill, headed toward Cedar Road and Spring Mount. Taken April 2015.
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Sign at the junction of the Perkiomen Trail and one of the access paths that connects to the Cedar Road trailhead.
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Heading south toward Schwenksville.
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Mixed evergreen and deciduous forest atop the hill between Spring Mount and Schwenksville. Taken early April 2015.
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Young forest on top of the hill between Spring Mount and Schwenksville. Taken early April 2015.
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Newly blossoming tree visible on the right side of the photo. Taken April 2015.
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Meandering trail on the right, Cedar Road on the left. Taken April 2015.
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Cedar Road crossing, about halfway between Spring Mount and Schwenksville. Taken April 2015.
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This bench is a welcome sight after climbing the hill between Spring Mount and Schwenksville.
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Top of the large hill that the trail climbs between Spring Mount and Schwenksville. These signs warn of the steep grade ahead.
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Despite the steep grade, the portion of the trail from Spring Mount Road south to Cedar Road is freshly paved, providing a fast, smooth ride. Taken April 2015.
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Another oddly shaped rock off the trail south of Spring Mount.
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Cyclist barreling down the hill, heading north towards Spring Mount.
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After following the east bank of the Perkiomen for about a half-mile south of Spring Mount, the trail veers left and begins a steep ascent up a large hill. Taken April 2015.
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Early evening sun shining through still-leafless trees south of Spring Mount. Taken early April 2015.
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Note the rock in the middle: it reminds me of either a frog or dog!
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Another view of the rock garden along the trail south of Spring Mountain.
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Things get a little rocky as you head south along the Perkiomen from Spring Mount.
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One of many couples who were enjoying strolls on the trail on a warm, early spring evening. Taken April 2015.
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The trail diverges from the old rail line between Spring Mount and Schwenksvile. This section is not level, as this sign warns.
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Part of the chairlift to the small ski slope east of Spring Mount.
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Heading south along the east shore of the Perkiomen across the creek from Spring Mount.
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The trail passes a small ski resort just east of Spring Mount. Spring is finally here, so I don't think this snow will be around much longer. Taken April 2015.
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After crossing the Perkiomen on the shared-use bridge in Spring Mount, the trail takes another sharp turn and heads south along the creek's east shore into the woods. Taken April 2015.
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Combination road and trail bridge in Spring Mount, seen from the south side. Taken April 2015.
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Duel-use bridge that carries both Spring Mount Road and the trail across Perkiomen Creek.
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Taken on the side of a chemical toilet off the trail in Foy Park. I wouldn't want to be around when this queen is on her throne! I wonder if her husband is King John, lol!
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Foy Park, located across Spring Mount Road from the trail on the east end of Spring Mount. Taken April 2015.
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View north, across Spring Mount Road, into Foye Park. Taken April 2015.
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The trail briefly parallels Spring Mount Road on its south side across Perkiomen Creek, using a dual-use bridge.
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After descending the slope to Spring Mount Road, the trail takes a sharp turn east across the Perkiomen Creek.
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Quaint home across the square from the trail in Spring Mount.
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Heading north from Spring Mount Road, the trail ascends a small slope back to the railroad grade. Taken April 2015.
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Now a restaurant and bar, this old hotel is located just off the trail in Spring Mount.
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The old railroad grade is still visible immediately south of Spring Mount Road. The trail descends to the road and takes a sharp turn left, crossing the Perkiomen Creek at this location.
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Descending a slope to Spring Mount Road. The trail briefly diverges from the old railroad grade here, crossing the Perkiomen, then turning south along the creek's east bank. Cyclists should slow down while negotiating this slope. Taken Apr. 2015.
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Trail users enjoying a warm evening at the start of the Easter holiday at the Spring Mount trailhead.
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Couple enjoying the trail with their dog on a warm, early spring evening. Taken Apr. 2015 in Spring Mount.
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Map of the greenway at the Spring Mount trailhead. Taken early Apr. 2015.
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Another sign welcoming trail users to the Spring Mount trailhead.
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Kiosk, complete with literature, at the Spring Mount trailhead.
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One of several signs greeting trail users at the Spring Mount trailhead.
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Apartment complexes next to the Spring Mount trailhead. Taken in early Apr. 2015.
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enjoyed the perkiomen trail
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Part of Perkiomen Creek as see from the trail in Lower Perkiomen Valley Park.
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Parking and a section of trail in Collegeville.
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Just South of Salford Station
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Fall on Spring Mountain
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Fall on Spring Mountain
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Great new bridge on the trail
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Trail winds around a local park
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This bench is alongside the trail. 'Wife, Mother, friend, Stoker, what a ride' Mary Carson
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One of the new bridges across the Perk creek
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Between Oaks & Collegeville.
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Between Oaks & Collegeville.
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Between Oaks & Collegeville.
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Between Oaks & Collegeville.
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Heading toward Collegeville.
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The Salford Station Road Bridge.
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