Type: Water Trail
Length: 142.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Boating, Motorized
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Boating, non-motorized: Rafting
Boating, non-motorized: Sailing
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania from Pottsville downstream to Philadelphia.
Counties: Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Phila.
Latitude: 39.9519 Longitude: -75.18101
Numerous River landings and launches are available in the five county area. They are easily accessed from PA 61, US 422, and I-76, the Schuylkill Expressway. Visit the website below for more specific maps and information.
Runs the 142 mile length of the Schuylkill River to the confluence of the Schuylkill with the main stem of the Delaware River in the City of Philadelphia. Along the water trail, there are several places where landings for the Water Trail overlap with trailheads for the Schuylkill River Trail, the 135-mile regional land trail. The Schuylkill River Water Trail Guide was printed and available to the public in May 2002. The annual Schuylkill River Sojourn utilizes the Schuylkill River Water Trail for an exciting 7-day paddle from Schuylkill Haven to Philadelphia. And now communities all along the river are beginning to recognize the Schuylkill River Water Trail as both a recreational asset and opportunity.
Primary Surface: Puncheon
Secondary Surface: Water, moving
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: 25
Elevation High Point: 800
Year Designated: 2002
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: Schuylkill River
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
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