Schuylkill River Trail, Philadelphia

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Schuylkill River Trail is located in Philadelphia. For Schuylkill River Trail and beyond, use our Philadelphia road trip site to get the most from your Philadelphia vacation.
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  • Great rail trail!!! Paved (most of the way). You can bike East, all the way into Philadelphia, and/or West. Connects with some other rail trails too. Mostly flat. Good parking off of Trooper in Valley...  more »
  • I really enjoyed my run along this trail. The area seemed very safe, the scenery was great and the trail is in wonderful condition. I just wish there were water fountains along the trail to fill up my...  more »
  • I love going to Pennsylvania just for this trail. Its so active so i feel safe and the views whiled biking running or walking is great  more »
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  • The perfect trail to exercise or just take a stroll. Tip for visitors: Use Bikeshare to ride along the Schuylkill River to stop by Philadelphia Museum of Art, Waterworks, and The Boathouse Row. There is a Bikeshare Dock #13 at the base of the Rocky Steps/eastside of the museum. The trail is busy during weekends, so be prepare to yell, "ON YOUR LEFT" when passing slower walkers and joggers. If you get thirsty, stop by the Cosmic Cafe next to the Lloyd Hall to grab water or a quick bite to eat and stretch out at the public seating and dining area. Also, there are relatively clean public restrooms next to the Lloyd Hall accessible directly from outside throughout the year. Download the iOS app, b-cycle now by TalentRiot and select Philadelphia to locate Philly Bikeshare and availability of bikes around center city.

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