Schuykill River Trail - Things To Do in Philadelphia - LikeALocal Guide

Grab a Bike and Take
the Scenic Route

Schuykill River Trail

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Why locals love it

When you want to go for a run, walk, or bike ride, the Schuylkill River Trail is a great place to go. The trail doubles as a route for transportation. It's 60 miles (96.5 km) long and goes from Philadelphia to Parkerford and then continues all the way to Auburn, PA (which includes some on-road riding) if you're feeling extra ambitious.

Why you should visit it

Although many use it as a way to keep fit and active, it's a nice scenic route that you can take to get to other parts of the city if you are looking for an alternative to public transit. Within Philly, the trail goes to the Art Museum, the Zoo, Bartam's Garden, and the well-loved Manayunk neighborhood.

Special tip

Don't have a bike? No problem! Rent a bike from Indego. They have many stations in the city, a few right by the river.

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Great for walking, biking and people watching
April 15, 2021
I have traveled the Schuykill River Trail before, it leads north through Reading and all the way to Pottstown! It great for long distance biking or short distance walking in and around the cities and towns that line the trail!
January 23, 2019

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