The Circuit Trails are a vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails in the nine county region of southeastern Pennsylvania, and central and southern New Jersey.  Some of the region’s most iconic trails — the Schuylkill River Trail and Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, the Manayunk Bridge, Cooper River Trail, Pennypack Trail, Chester Valley Trail — are part of the more than 300 miles that currently make up the Circuit Trails. When the approximately 750 miles of the Circuit Trails are connected, Greater Philadelphia will have a trail network unlike any other in the country — connecting the urban, suburban and rural communities of the fifth largest metropolitan region in the U.S.  A group of more than 65 non-profit organizations, foundations and agencies are working together to advance completion of the Circuit Trails through the Circuit Trails Coalition.

Media Inquiries

The Circuit Trails Coalition includes representatives from trail development and transportation organizations, local governments, private funders and more who would be happy to provide insights to media.  If you would like to speak with an expert, or are a member of the media and seeking additional information, please send your request to the following person:
Paige Knapp
Circuit Trails Media Coordinator

Additional Resources

News Coverage

  1. Curbed Philadelphia (May 11, 2017) New parks and public spaces planned for Philly
  2. Vista Today (May 10, 2017) County Commissioners Sign Resolution Endorsing Completion of Region's Circuit Trails
  3. Daily Local News (May 8, 2017) Circuit Trails endorsed by county commissioners
  4. Lawrenceville Patch (May 4,2017) Construction Begins On Province Line Road Portion of Lawrence Hopewell Trail 
  5. Courier-Post (April 28, 2017) Cyclists will benefit from trail improvements
  6. Philadelphia Public Record (April 27, 2017) Bartram's Garden Becomes a Trailhead
  7. Philadelphia Business Journal (April 25, 2017) Photos: Bartram's Mile Trail officially opens to the public
  8. News Herald (April 24, 2017) West Rockhill supports regional trail plan
  9. Philadelphia Magazine (April 12, 2017) My Top 5: Under-the-Radar Bike Trails Around Philly
  10. (April 10, 2017) Today's Top Picks: April 10, 2017
  11. (April 9, 2017) A Delaware County trail gets its debut, with promises of more to come
  12. Billy Penn (April 7, 2017) Set a fist bump world record Saturday at Penn Treaty Park
  13. Town Topics (April 5, 2017) D&R Greenway Land Trust Partners with Bike Exchange
  14. Philadelphia Magazine (March 31, 2017) 10 Coolest Philly Fitness and Foodie Events This Month: April 2017
  15. Bucks County Courier Times (March 28, 2017) Bensalem to play matchmaker, connecting portions of 3,000-mile nature trail
  16. (March 28, 2017) Attempt a Guinness Book of World Records-breaking fist bump at Penn Treaty Park
  17. The Ambler Gazette (March 17, 2017) Rehearing on mixed-use ordinance in Upper Dublin clarified
  18. The Hill (March 17, 2017) Trump 'skinny budget' cuts deep into infrastructure promise
  19. The Courier-Post (March 11, 2017) LETTER: Transit, bike paths key to Camden's growth
  20. The Review (February 22, 2017) NATURAL SELECTIONS: The Circuit: the region's exploding trail system
  21. The Review (February 15, 2017) Schuylkill Center in Roxborough to host lecture on history, future of the Circuit
  22. The Review (February 7, 2017) Petition seeks to save 2017 Manayunk bike race
  23. Plan Philly (January 11, 2017) PennDOT gives 13 bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects in Greater Philadelphia $9.3M
  24. (January 10, 2017) Cyclists in the Philly region get a big boost from Harrisburg
  25. Bucks County Herald (January 5, 2017) Canal towpath gap finally closed
  26. Metro Philadelphia (January 3, 2017) New Philly area trails show 2016 wasn't all bad
  27. Bucks Local News (December 22, 2016) New trail connection in Bristol Township extends Circuit Trails in Bucks County
  28. Bucks County Courier Times (December 21, 2016) Trail connection extends Circuit Trails in Bucks County
  29. The Intelligencer (December 21, 2016) Trail connection extends Circuit Trails in Bucks County
  30. PA Environment Digest Blog (December 21, 2016) PEC, Partners Open New Section of Delaware & Lehigh Trail in Bucks County
  31. The Times Herald (December 16, 2016) Upper Merion Township receives $1.25M grant for Crow Creek Trail expansion
  32. (December 9, 2016) On the drawing board: A bike trail to connect South Jersey to everywhere
  33. Courier-Post, (November 23, 2016) Camden County eyes 'spine' for trail system
  34. South Jersey Observer, (November 16, 2016) Camden County Freeholders Seek Public Input on Multi-Use Trail
  35., (October 30, 2016) Trump and Clinton agree on infrastructure: Here's the regional wish list
  36., (October 16, 2016) Inquirer Editorial: $3 million to extend the Schuylkill River Trail is a smart investment 
  37. Plan Philly, (October 17, 2016) Schuylkill River Trail extension to Christian Street fully funded, as Philadelphia wins $4.6 million in state transportation grants 
  38. Philly Voice, (October 10, 2016) Pa. officials announce $3 million grant for Schuylkill River Trail
  39. The Morning Call, (September 28, 2016) Philly foundation grant to help D&L National Heritage Corridor unify trail network in Lehigh Valley
  40. Flying Kite, (August 30, 2016) Valley Forge and the Schuylkill River Trail reunite with opening of new bridge
  41., (August 28, 2016) New push to complete a long-planned NJ-PA bicycle trail
  42. Curbed Philly (August 22, 2016) Sullivan's Bridge officially connects Schuylkill River Trail to Valley Forge National Park
  43., (August 22, 2016) Bike loop along Delaware River picks up steam and dollars
  44. Reading Eagle (August 20, 2016) Riders, runners inaugurate Sullivan's Bridge in Montgomery County
  45. Chadds Ford Live (August 19, 2016) Bike-pedestrian bridge opens in Valley Forge
  46. Tredyffrin Patch (August 19, 2016) Sullivan's Bridge Over Schuylkill River Officially Open in Valley Forge
  47. (August 19, 2016) Getting To Valley Forge Park From Schuylkill River Trail Now Easier 
  48. Times Herald (August 19, 2016) Sullivan's Bridge Opens in Valley Forge National Historical Park
  49. (August 19, 2016) Sullivan's Bridge Officially Opens in Valley Forge
  50. Thrillist (August 19, 2016) The 20 Coolest Urban Adventures in Philadelphia
  51. Philadelphia Magazine (August 18, 2016) New Bike/Pedestrian Bridge Connecting SRT to Valley Forge Opens Tomorrow
  52. Courier-Post (August 17, 2016) Ben Franklin Bridge best Philly hike
  53. Philadelphia Magazine (August 1, 2016) Best of Philly: 2016 Best Urban Hike
  54. Visit Philadelphia (July 22, 2016) The 10 Best Running and Biking Trails Near Center City Philadelphia
  55. Plan Philly (July 13, 2016) DRCC gets $125,000 to update plan for North Delaware Greenway
  56. Metro Philly (July 11, 2016) Commuting by bike can ease the pain of SEPTApocalypse 
  57. (July 10, 2016) Exploring Philadelphia's Green Treasures
  58. (July 8, 2016) 4 online tools to help you get around SEPTA delays
  59. GRID Philly (June 30, 2016) Connecting our region's trails system is also forging community
  60. Flying Kite (June 21, 2016) The K&T Trail is Officially Underway on the Delaware
  61. PhillyVoice (June 10, 2016) Work on Kensington & Tacony Trail begins
  62. Curbed Philly (June 10, 2016) Kensington & Tacony Trail on Abandoned Railroad Breaks Ground
  63. Newsworks (June 9, 2016) Trail expansion aims to open Delaware waterfront through recreational opportunity
  64. CBS Philly (June 9, 2016) Trail Being Built To Give Residents Better Access To Delaware River
  65. Philly Mag (June 9, 2016) Ground Broken for K&T Trail Along the Delaware River
  66. (May 30, 2016) 750-mile biking, walking trail to serve 3.2 million 
  67. Chestnut Hill Local (May 24, 2016) Montco to extend Wissahickon Trail into Erdenheim Farms
  68. CBS Philly (May 21, 2016) New Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Coming to Valley Forge
  69. BerksMontNews (May 11, 2016) TMACC to host 6th Annual Bike to Work Challenge on Chester Valley Trail this Friday
  70. Inquirer/Daily News (May 2, 2016) Bicyclists getting one sweet ride across Schuylkill
  71. Philly Mag (April 27, 2016) 5 Cool Homes Near Circuit Trails
  72. Urban Land Institute Magazine (April 25, 2016) Trail-Oriented Development: New ULI Report Looks at Next Frontier in People-Friendly Design
  73. Mercer Me (April 19, 2016) D&R Greenway Land Trust Hosted Monument Ride
  74. 6ABC, FOX29, NBC10, PHL17 (April 15-17, 2016) Coverage of Launch Press Conference and Opening Weekend Events
  75. Times Herald (April 18, 2016) Winner of the 11th annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run announced
  76. Philadelphia Magazine (April 18, 2016) The Circuit as Catalyst for Development
  77. (April 15, 2016) Connor Barwin Partners With Circuit Trails
  78. (April 15, 2016) Barwin's Biking for a Good Cause
  79. Philadelphia Magazine (April 15, 2016) Why You Should Absolutely Bring Your Bike Out of Storage This Weekend
  80. Rails-to-Trails Magazine (April 12, 2016) The Circuit Trails: 750-Mile Network Has Sparked a Greater Philly Transformation
  81. Norristown Project (April 12, 2016) Celebrate the Circuit Trails Rebranding with a Passport to Discover the Schuylkill River Towns
  82. Curbed Philadelphia (April 12, 2016) How Bike Trails Became Philly Real Estate's Most Valued Amenity
  83. PhillyVoice (April 7, 2016) Meet Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Sarah Clark Stuart
  84. Bucks Local News (April 5, 2016) Northampton Township the next stop for 'Rails to Trails' proposal; Newtown Borough Council to discuss resolution this week
  85. PA Environmental Digest (April 5, 2016) Join PA Environmental Council for April 16 Light Bright In Philadelphia
  86. Philadelphia Magazine (April 4, 2016) Do Free Yoga (And Boot Camp! And Barre!) on the Manayunk Bridge Trail
  87. Curbed Philadelphia (April 4, 2016) Map: 14 New Circuit Trails Planned for Philly and Beyond
  88. Curbed Philadelphia (March 28, 2016) 5 'Non-Traditional' Transportation Projects in Philly Receive Funding 
  89. Philadelphia Business Journal (March 28, 2016) Phila. gets nearly $3M in federal funding for pedestrians, bicyclists
  90. (March 27, 2016) Manayunk Bridge Could Open at Night Thanks to New Lighting
  91. (March 27, 2016) And Now, Today's Good News: Five Local Transportation-Related Projects Get Nearly $3 Million In Funding
  92. Inquirer (March 24, 2016) Lights, expanded hours coming for Manayunk Bridge
  93. Inquirer (March 23, 2016) Camden waterfront plan includes offices, parks and shops
  94. Billy Penn (March 21, 2016) How the Schuylkill Banks became more popular than Kelly Drive
  95. PhillyVoice (March 20, 2016) Enjoy free fitness classes on the Manayunk Bridge Trail
  96. BerkMontNews (March 18, 2016) Schuylkill River Heritage Area seeks to install pedestrian bridge
  97. (March 17, 2016) Pedestrian bridge proposed for dangerous trail...
  98. Philadelphia Inquirer (March 8, 2016) Give city credit for Schuylkill trail
  99. PhillyVoice (March 8, 2016) Sly Fox to host fitness weekend on the Schuylkill River Trail
  100. Inquirer (February 26, 2016) Philadelphia's Schuylkill trail takes another big step
  101. Billy Penn (February 18, 2016) How Jim Kenney wants to make Philly roads safer: Vision Zero and 'Complete Streets'
  102. Philadelphia Magazine (January 28, 2016) The Checkup: There's a Cool New Rail Trail Project Proposed in Bucks County
  103. Courier-Post (January 27, 2016) Miles of pedestrian trails coming to South Jersey
  104. Curbed Philadelphia (January 21, 2016) 12 Projects That Will Make the Schuylkill River Look Very Different by 2026
  105. Bucks Local News (January 19, 2016) Newtown Township Supervisors delay vote on Rails to Trails project; schedules meeting on Comprehensive Trail Plan
  106. Flying Kite (January 5, 2016) A new park for Bridesburg on the banks of the Delaware
  107. Inquirer (December 30, 2015) Harrisburg is a 'real mess' [Issue: Camden Development]
  108. Philadelphia Magazine (December 29, 2015) The Five Biggest Philadelphia Transportation Stories of 2015
  109. Courier-Post (December 27, 2015) COMMENTARY: Subaru can be a good neighbor
  110. (December 23, 2015) Final conceptual design of Bridesburg riverfront park revealed by DRCC and Parks and Rec at community meeting
  111. Inquirer (December 20, 2016) In Manayunk, a bridge to the past and the future
  112. Uwishunu (December 18, 2015) The Top 10 Things to Look Forward to In Philadelphia 2016
  113. Curbed Philadelphia (December 17, 2015) Bridesburg Park Master Plan features Meadows, Rain Garden, & Boardwalk
  114. Plan Philly/WHYY/ (December 16, 2015) Delaware Avenue extension drives a path for proposed new park in Bridesburg
  115. (December 16, 2015) A new road in the River Wards
  116. Flying Kite (December 15, 2015) New road means an easy ride between I-95, Bridesburg and Port Richmond is finally a reality 
  117. PhillyVoice (December 13, 2015) New 10-acre park coming to Bridesburg
  118. News (December 13, 2015) Bridesburg's main artery gets bypass surgery
  119. Inquirer/Daily News (December 9, 2015) Delaware Ave. extension opens
  120. Philly Voice (December 8, 2015) Bike to Mount Moriah: A cyclist's guide to Southwest Philly's hidden gem
  121. (December 8, 2015) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for New Extension of Delaware Avenue In Philadelphia
  122. PhillyVoice (December 8, 2015) Philly opens new major roadway for first time in decades
  123. Curbed Philadelphia (December 8, 2015) Philly's First Major Roadway Built in 30 Years Now Open
  124. PhillyVoice (December 8, 2015) Bike to Mount Moriah: A cyclist's guide to Southwest Philly's hidden gem
  125. Uwishunu (December 2, 2015) Philadelphia Breaks Ground on Bartram's Trail, A 1.1-Mile Addition to the City's 300+ Miles of Circuit Trails
  126. (November 23, 2016) City Breaks Ground on New Bartram's Mile Trail
  127. Curbed Philadelphia (November 23, 2015) Bartram's Mile Link to Schuylkill Banks Breaks Ground
  128. Philadelphia Magazine (November 19, 2015) Schuylkill River Trail Update: Bartram's Mile to Break Ground November 23rd
  129. The Times Herald (November 16, 2015) Art works come to the Schuylkill River Trail
  130. (November 4, 2015) Business owners hope reopened Manayunk Brdige brings new customers
  131. AMP Radio (November 3, 2016) Manayunk Bridge Reopens As Pedestrian/Bike Trail Across Schuylkill River
  132. News (November 1, 2015) New Manayunk Bridge trail unites Philly & Lower Merion
  133. Plan Philly/WHYY/ (October 30, 2015) Manayunk Bridge reopens today as a trail, a symbol of a changing economy
  134. Uwishunu (October 30, 2015) Manayunk Bridge Reopens As A Pedestrian And Bike Trail Across the Schuylkill River
  135. Philly Voice (October 30, 2016) Manayunk Bridge Trail officially opens
  136. (October 30, 2015) Manayunk Bridge Re-Opens After 30 Years, Creates New Connection To Other Trails
  137. Philadelphia Magazine (October 29, 2015) Group Bike Ride to the Manayunk Bridge Trail Opening Tomorrow
  138. Philadelphia Business Journal (October 28, 2015) DOT awards Philly $10.2M grant
  139. (October 25, 2015) New Plan Aims To Improve Parks, Trails In Montgomery County
  140. Montgomery Media (October 22, 2015) Plan for Montgomery County trails, parks and open space unveiled
  141. Mainline Media News (October 22, 2015) Manayunk Bridge set to open to walkers and bike riders with ceremony Oct. 30
  142. Flying Kite (October 6, 2015) Biking just got a lot better in Camden thanks to a new greenway
  143. Bucks Local News (September 29, 2015) Newtown Township Supervisors like Rails to Trails plan, but want to hear from adjacent property owners before giving its endorsement
  144. Inquirer (September 25, 2015) Miles of bike trails opened in Camden
  145. Courier-Post (September 25, 2015) Camden gets 4 miles of bike trails
  146. (September 24, 2015) New bike lanes will connect Camden residents to more parts of the city
  147. (September 24, 2015) Bike Friendlier Camden
  148. The Intelligencer (September 20, 2015) Pennypack Trail Extension Opens
  149. The Reporter (September 18, 2015) Montgomery County commissioners cut ribbon for Pennypack Trail extension
  150. Bucks Local News (September 14, 2015) CHUGGING TOWARD A NEW USE: Next stop for defunct Newtown rail line in Bucks County may be as an 8.5 mile multi-use recrational trail
  151. The Mercury (September 2, 2015) Officials celebrate Schuylkill being named 'Best Urban Trail'
  152. (September 2, 2015) Schuylkill River Trail Wins USA Today's 'Best Urban Trail' Award
  153. (September 2, 2015) Schuylkill River Trail Named Nation's Best Urban Trail