Explore the most popular city walk trails in Pennsylvania with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail! Paved path along creek. Great water views.

Lots of people running and walking. Dogs on short leash only.

Nice even, easy black path. Great for bike riding with little ones. It was a great trail to teach my daughter how to ride and stay out of the way of others. Access to the creek, makes for a lot of fun. Wear bug spray if you go to the creek!

I love this nearly hidden gem of a trail. You get to experience the expansive open skies as you cross the river and can meander through the woods in Lower Merion. Comfortable wooden chairs and benches are along the path and hidden on lawns tucked away for those that stray from the path. We extended down to the start of the trail in Lower Merion and then headed up the hills through Westminster Cemetery. We found that is possible to exit the cemetery through the back on a short path near a beautiful partially overgrown historic building and connect back to the trail.

Nice trail for senior walkers.

Awesome trail for senior walkers. Shaded in many areas and pretty level. A great trail for daily cardio.

Urban riverside bike rides are always nice and I feel like they're usually shorter than this one. It can be extended across the river to the Point State Park side. There is also free parking for the River trail along the Allegheny Valley Expressway along the more northern part of the bike trail. Great city vews.

Flat. 1 mile loop. Perfect for training yourself to walk or run. Sometimes very busy with people and their kids and pets.

If you're looking for a nice paved walking trail I can't recommend this one enough. I've been coming here for years to get in a quick mile or two and the park is very pleasant - lots of nice trees and a gentle creek runs along one side of the path. I now come here with my disabled mother, as its one of the few places I found that isn't too strenuous for her (she can do the full mile loop now!). There's also a small gravel cut-across in case you want to add another quarter-mile to your walk (or cut it short if you're parked at the second parking area).

The trail can get somewhat busy on weekends, and mid-to-late afternoon, as a lot of people use it to get in an after-work or lunch break walk/run. But the path is plenty wide enough to allow for people to pass without issue. There are also men's and women's bathrooms located along the trail (during the warm-weather months) and a port-a-john that is available year-round. The main parking area has two handicapped spots as well with its own small paved walkway that leads onto the trail.

trail running
3 months ago

+ Clear, well maintained trail, no large roads to cross
- Not much in elevation gains, surrounded by busy roads on all sides

Great trail. Not marked well at all. We missed the turn. We walked out about a mile on a lovely trail (not the right one). We turned around and found the turn. We finished the hike. It was lovely.

Great trail, but people living at North end at Newport Commons should be embarrassed. Do they just throw trash off their balconies? Trail is well maintained except for that section.

Very scenic

road biking
9 months ago

While the trail itself is a little short for biking (what I primarily use it for), there is a gate right off of it into the West Laurel Hill Cemetery-- a fascinating place with extensive intertwined roads and lots of the hills. The funerary architecture is amazing. There's parking right across from the gate on the trail, off Belmont and Levering Mill Road, but I usually park at the Rock Hill Rd trailhead (shares a lot with a CVS). From there, it is pretty much all up hill (slow rise, but noticeable on a bike) to Cynwyd Station and you can also turn off to do the bridge over the Schuykill.

Great trail. Only negative is that you have to cross a busy road to continue on the trail.

Awesome trail! Awesome and easy route to follow!!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

This is a nice easy trail to walk. There's cool markers all my the path with little bits of history on them.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Good for for kids play, and dog walks. Not so good for running

trail running
Monday, July 17, 2017

This area is mostly farmland mixed with a little bit of woods and residential areas. Great 3 mile segment for running, walking, and bike riding. There are paved and loose gravel paths that extend beyond this track on the other side of Clay Rd that go around the baseball fields and out towards the Ephrata Rail Trail as well. Also, there are lots of feral cats in the area that can be fun to watch.

trail running
Monday, April 24, 2017

A Manayunk must-do! Highly accessible, on foot or on wheels, for all ages and abilities--with a nice cafe (and a train into the city!) at the finish line.

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Thursday, August 20, 2015

An easy and scenic ride.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Very quiet paved road by a trout stream. Covered bridge in good shape. Two good parking spots. Nice shady walk

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Love walking this trail! There's so many hot spots right off the trail that you can walk to as well... like the Carnegie Science Center, PNC Park, the Casino, Andy Warhol Museum, Aviary - the list goes on and on - and the views of the city can't be beat!

Friday, August 23, 2013

It's pretty, love the river views and there's is a restaurant in the trail I may have to visit ;)

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I love this Trail. I ride it from Millvalle to North Shore. Every time I ride it I see something new!

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