Schuylkill River Trail Projects

Trees and debris are moved to clear the path for a Schuylkill River Trail section being built in Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill River Greenways and our partners have several ongoing projects that will continue the extension of the Schuylkill River Trail. There are currently 75 miles of the trail completed and when finished it will run 120 miles from Frackville in Schuylkill County to Philadelphia. Enormous efforts have been made to connect these sections and close gaps. Below is a list of current projects.

Auburn Gap Project/Bridge Reopening

A former Pennsylvania Railroad bridge in Auburn will be rehabilitated as part of the extension of the Schuylkill River Trail. The public is invited to attend the official project announcement and celebration happening 1 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Game of Commission parking lot in Auburn. 

Auburn Gap Project Description

Celebration & Announcement Details 

Auburn Gap Detail Map

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Parker Ford to Pottstown Gap/422 Bridge Project

Chester County's SRT Phase II Project

Attendees of a public meeting held on Oct. 17, 2018 learned that an integral section of the Schuylkill River Trail is expected to be completed in the next few years. The project is the construction of a shared-use trail between Linfield Road in Parker Ford and the US 422 bridge over the Schuylkill River in Pottstown. The closing of this gap will link the Philadelphia to Reading Schuylkill River Trail section. The total budget of the project is $9 million. The final design, engineering and permitting is projected to happen in 2019 while the construction is projected for 2020.

Project Description

Route 422 Connector Map

Crossing Detail Map

Trailhead Map

Overall Map

Schuylkill County Feasibility Study for Trail Gaps

Public meetings held on Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, 2018 introduced area communities to an ongoing feasibility study for two Schuylkill River Trail segments in Schuylkill County. Schuylkill River Greenways currently has several ongoing projects that will continue the extension of the trail in the county. This includes a 1.7-mile trail gap between Auburn and Landingville as well a 3-mile gap from Mount Carbon to Schuylkill Haven. The consultant, Simone Collins Landscape Architecture is preparing the feasibility study to look at alignment options for the two sections.

Trail Development Study Slideshow 1 

Trail Development Study Slideshow 2 

Expanding the SRT in St. Clair of Schuylkill County

Our Trail Sustainability Coordinator has been coordinating with the Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps (GAVCC) to continue building the Schuylkill River Trail in St. Clair of Schuylkill County. GAVCC focuses on conservation projects  and the group working with SRG has been cutting down trees, clearing debris and more to make room for a path. The completed section will be a paved mile stretch and it's expected to be finished by the summer of 2019.