Schuylkill River Trail: Schuylkill Banks to Manayunk Trail Itinerary
One of the most popular urban trails in the country, this 7.5-mile section of the over 60-mile route follows the Schuylkill River as it passes by several iconic Philadelphia sites including the Museum of Art and Boathouse Row. From the trail it is possible to link to numerous additional trails, visit historic, educational, and cultural sites, as well as access some of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
SEPTA Regional Rail
30th Street Station
All stops on the Manayunk/Norristown line
SEPTA Market-Frankford Line and trolleys
Exit at 30th Street Station onto JFK Blvd, descend the stairway on the east side of the Schuylkill River that goes directly to the Trail
Routes 38 and 43 at Spring Garden Street
Routes R, K, 1, and 63 at Midvale Avenue
Routes 1, 9, 27, 31, 61, 62, 65, 124, 135, and R at the Wissahickon Transfer Center
Several shared lanes and buffered bicycle lanes link with Schuylkill Banks. The off-road Wissahickon Trail links with the SRT at Ridge Avenue. The Schuylkill River Trail currently extends beyond Manayunk out into Montgomery and Chester Counties.
There are several parking facilities along both Kelly Drive and Martin Luther King Drives in Fairmount Park, as well as at the Fairmount Waterworks. There are paid private parking lots near Schuylkill Banks; on-street parking is very limited. On street parking in East Falls and Manayunk is possible, but sometime limited during busy period; however, there are paid private parking lots available as well.