Perkiomen Trail

Perkiomen Trail

Perkiomen Trail
Map of Perkiomen Trail with other existing and proposed trails in black
Length 19 mi (31 km)
Location Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Trailheads South: Oaks, Pennsylvania
North: Green Lane, Pennsylvania
Use Multi-use
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Easy
Season Year-round
Surface Mostly Gravel, Some Paved
Right of way Perkiomen Line of the Reading Railroad
Trail Marker

The Perkiomen Trail is a 19-mile-long (31 km) multi-use rail trail along the Perkiomen Creek in Pennsylvania.

It begins at the junction with the Valley Forge National Historical Park and ends in Green Lane Park. It follows the Perkiomen and connects Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, Central Perkiomen Valley Park, and Green Lane Park. The trail is mostly gravel, with some sections being paved.

The now-defunct Perkiomen Valley corridor of the Reading Railroad was purchased by Montgomery County in 1978, and the trail mostly follows the former railroad bed. It was completed in 2003.

It passes through ten municipalities (from south to north): Oaks, Arcola, Yerkes, Collegeville, Rahns, Graterford, Schwenksville, Spring Mount, Upper Salford, and Green Lane.

The Natural Lands Trust and the Montgomery County Lands Trust have spent over $7 million to establish an easement to ensure that this trail remains an open space in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

External links

  • Home of the Perkiomen Trail
  • Access points
  • Montgomery County Lands Trust & The Perkiomen Trail
  • Perkiomen Railroad