TRAIL ALERT:

A detour on the SRT in Phoenixville may require cyclists to dismount. Check the "Trail Alerts" section on the Schuylkill River Trail overview page for more details. Three bridges along the Schuylkill River between Schuylkill Haven & Port Clinton have debris pileups. Check the Water Trail page for more details.

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Rhododendron Ride

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Take a 12-mile heritage bike tour on the Schuylkill River Trail between Hamburg and Auburn. This event is FREE!

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WHAT: Take a 12-mile heritage tour on the Schuylkill River Trail between Hamburg and Auburn. This section of the trail includes gorgeous views from the mountain ridge, an intersection with the Appalachian Trail, and great views of the river. Find our more information and have a full virtual experience by visiting schuylkillriver.org/rhodoride.

WHERE: Start the self-guided tour from the Kernsville Trailhead, then head west on the trail toward Auburn. Explore 4 tour stops along the way, with the final one at the Auburn Bridge where the trail ends.

WHEN: This self-guided tour began on June 20,2020 in time for Father’s Day and will continue through the 4th of July Weekend.

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE: Take photos while doing the tour and use #RhodoRide when posting on social media.

The four tour stops on the heritage tour include:

  1. Appalachian Trail and Port Clinton History
  2. Rhododendron Flowers
  3. Geologic Unconformity
  4. Former PA Railroad Bridge/Schuylkill River Trail Extension

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE WITH VIDEOS

More Information about each tour stop such as interesting facts and videos are available (Click Here). For a full virtual experience, use your phone or mobile device during the tour and watch the videos about each stop.