Royersford Riverfront Trail


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Royersford Riverfront Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Montgomery
Length: 1 miles
Trail end points: Royersford pedestrian trestle bridge over the Schuylkill River between Royersford and Spring City and south end of River Rd (south of the Royersford//Upper Providence Twp border)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10526819

Royersford Riverfront Trail Description

The 1-mile, paved Royersford Riverfront Trail meanders along the east bank of the Schuylkill River in the Borough of Royersford. For the majority of the route, the trail parallels First Avenue and winds through Royersford Riverfront Park, which is a lush, shaded linear park on the edge of the river. 

At its northwest end, the trail connects to the Schuylkill River Trail on the west bank via the Royersford pedestrian trestle bridge—a former railroad trestle that was converted for trail use. The bridge provides a connection between the boroughs of Royersford in Montgomery County and Spring City in Chester County.

Heading south from the bridge, the trail meets the intersection of Main Street and First Avenue. Although the trail route continues south on First Avenue and utilizes the sidewalks on the east side of the street, this intersection offers additional opportunities. A very short, concrete path heads east and provides a link to the sidewalks along Main Street in the Royersford Business District, a picturesque downtown with options for food, shopping, and more. Just west of the intersection, Main Street becomes Bridge Street as it crosses Schuylkill River. Sidewalks on the bridge connect to the Schuylkill River Trail in Spring City and create a loop with the Royersford pedestrian trestle bridge.

Continue south on First Avenue and follow the signs for Riverfront Park. At Rogerson Court, the trail becomes a paved, off-road path as it winds south through Riverfront Park and along First Avenue. Highlights include a little plaza, benches, rain gardens, water trail landings, and a boat launch with a covered picnic table. The route has regular trail signage and historical information.

Part of a larger project to revitalize the Royersford Riverfront, the trail is helping revive what has been an under-utilized part of town. Future plans envision the trail becoming part of a longer greenway that will follow the northeast bank of the river and compliment the Schuylkill River Trail on the southwest side. 

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in two small linear lots along the trail on First Avenue, at the southeast end on River Road, in the Royersford Business District, and a couple blocks east of the trail in Victory Park (which also has restrooms).

The SEPTA bus 139 runs along Main Street/Bridge Street with several stops convenient for trail access.

Visit the TrailLink map for exact locations and detailed directions. 

Royersford Riverfront Trail Reviews

Nice riverfront park trail

I knew about this trail in Royersford, but just discovered that it connected to the SRT. It would be even better if a restaurant or pub opened nearby. Most of the town is up the hill and is probably too steep for many. Plus, Main St has lots of traffic. Lots of walkers on some days so plan for a casual ride.

It is a nice little out and back from the SRT if you are looking to add a scenic detour.

add extension to handicap parking

there was an extension added to the trail last year. follow to the end of river road and park in the lighted hadicap parking area. paved surface back to boat dock and rest of the trail

Poor view of the river from trail

There’s thick bush between the trail and the river, which almost fully blocks the view from most part of the trail. The trail itself is short but well maintained.

short but sweet

Not bad for an urban trail, to one side is buildings, to the other side is the river. The trail and the park it travels through are well maintained. Worth a visit if you are riding the Schuylkill River Trail through Spring City.

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