Explore The Circuit Trails Itineraries

The Schuylkill River Trail can be easily explored with PEC’s detailed itineraries.

PEC’s 12 itineraries reveal access points, trail destinations, and local history to help you plan your trip on The Circuit Trails.


Regional_Trails_Program_Circuit_LETTER.aiSometimes the Philadelphia trail network feels like a secret handshake, as it can be challenging to figure out how to start and where to go on The Circuit Trails. To help inform everyone who wants to get out on the trail, PEC developed 12 trail itineraries you can reference before and during your trip. The itineraries showcase diverse trails from every part of The Circuit Trails. Some trips take only a few hours, while others can be made into overnight adventures. Each reveals parking and transit access for the trail. They share cultural, historic, and environmental destinations along the routes, and they give an overview of the trail’s history and development. Every itinerary has a map specifically designed to help navigate the trail.

Greater Philadelphia is the proud home of The Circuit Trails, a vast regional trail network, composed of hundreds of miles of interconnected trails, that is growing in size each year. One of America’s largest trail networks, The Circuit Trails is currently composed of more than 300 miles of completed trails with a vision of completing 750 miles of trails across the nine-county region in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Nearly 65 nonprofit organizations, foundations and agencies is working to advance the completion of the Circuit Trails. A premiere regional amenity, the Circuit Trails connect people to jobs, communities, parks and waterways. Learn more at ConnecttheCircuit.org and connect with The Circuit Trails on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out what is happening #onthecircuit.

With these trail itineraries, The Circuit Trails will become more accessible to more people. Even long-time trail users can discover destinations they may have previously been unaware of. Click here to view the Trail Selection Chart.

Chester Valley Trail

Schuylkill River Trail-Schuylkill Banks to Manayunk

Schuylkill River Trail-Manayunk to Valley Forge

Schuylkill River Trail-Pottstown to Reading

Perkiomen Rail Trail

Route 202 Parkway Trail

The Pennypack Trail

Delaware and Raritan Canal Trail

Cooper River Park Loop

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