Schuylkill River Trail: Manayunk to Valley Forge Trail Itinerary
Leave Philadelphia behind as you follow the Schuylkill River to neighboring Montgomery County. Along the way visit historic sites such as Valley Forge, connect to numerous other off road routes and experience stunning views of the river and the surrounding landscape as you follow a portion of the towpath of the historic Schuylkill Canal.
SEPTA Regional Rail
Wissahickon, Manayunk, Ivy Ridge,
Spring Mill, Conshohocken, and Norristown
Routes 35, 61, and 62 at Main Street Manayunk
Route 97 in Spring Mill
Routes 95 and 97 in Conshohocken
Routes 90, 91, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, and 131 in Norristown
Route 99 in Betzwood and Valley Forge
This section links with the trail between Manayunk and Schuylkill Banks (see Tour 4), and the section of the Schuylkill River Trail continuing north to Phoenixville.
In fall 2015, this section will link to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail via the iconic Manayunk Bridge, which is being converted into a multi-use trail.
At Haws Avenue in Norristown, the SRT links with the Farm Park Connector, a marked trail route on back streets linking to the Norristown Farm Park which has parking and picnic facilities.
At Betzwood there is a walkway across the Schuylkill River on the Betzwood Bridge, linking to multi-use trails in Valley Forge National Park.
Trailheads and parking, some on local streets, exist on many of the crossings and access points along the section of the trail. Key parking areas are in Manayunk, Spring Mill, Conshohocken, Norristown, Port Indian and Betzwood.