Explore the most popular rails trails 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.

mountain biking
20 hours ago

July 2018 - the two large bridges (Martic Forge and Safe Harbor) are not passable. You cannot ride this trail end to end.

road biking
1 day ago

Not idle for road biking. A mountain bike is more idle for this trail. Summer has too many insects out. Best ride in the fall.

love the scenery, safe, easy trail

Surprising clean and well maintained for a train that doesn’t get tons of people. Flat, more of a bike trail than hike. Very nice views.

Paved rail trail. Nice easy hike and the cliffs are a must see. Trail is loaded with yummy berries. Get ‘em while ya can.

beautiful trail running parallel to 202. not the most peaceful of trails but good for biking and running

Hiked the whole trail, with the last 2.5 miles on the low grade. Has to be marked better as I had to refer to the app to find locations. Only one outstanding view, at Turkey Hill.

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.

Scenic and relatively easy ride! Something we will definitely be doing again!

mountain biking
14 days ago

A real nice trail. Park your car in Jim Thorpe and take the bus with your bike to Whit hall. Enjoy your ride at times along the Lehigh river back to the town of J Thorpe. Once back reward yourself with a late lunch in this nice little town

walking
17 days ago

Asphalt and packed gravel. Great place to let the boys learn to ride their bikes on with others to teach trail edicut. Wide so others can past without startling them. Some parts are shaded and others in full sun. Mile markers and benches along the way. There are a number of rails, train wheels and a caboose along the way to look at. Great easy trail.

Stopped on my way home from work one day. So glad I did! It’s a very well kept park. Didnt see any kind of trash around. A white tailed deer jumped out at me as well! Tip: if you’re heading back along the marsh, bring bug spray. I didn’t have any as this was spontaneous and the welts on my legs are itchy!!!

it was one of the best day trip we made in a long time.
spent the rest of our day walking around Jim Thorpe, a beautiful town.
definitely returning for the fall foilage

We only went to the overlook. Nice hike. Don’t go in June. Too many spiders.

Very nice trail. Biked from Freeport to Butler for about 10 miles and then back. Trail is a little rough on the bike and has done rain wash out damage. Overall a lovely, clean and well maintained trail.

It's a nice path they have set aside that runs next to the road. Doesn't make for the most peaceful stroll but it's a good walk all around.

We started at Gate 5 and it was almost immediately a steep uphill climb from there going north. I like doing the uphills first so that was good! We followed the orange loop most of the way with a side trip on the green loop so we could see the witch's hat. Very enjoyable hike. Much was wooded and shady. The trails were well-marked with blazes on the trees and signs to help you when the trails went in different directions. We were surprised on the section of orange/blue to hit another very steep part of the trail. You're rewarded by views of the city of Reading when you get nearly to the top. Just turn around to look behind you to see the city. Took a little over 3 hours.

I live near the trail, and walk it a few times a week. It is well maintained, and relatively flat. Some areas have nice views. My kids love walking with me so they can see the little gnome houses, and the goats near the trail. If you’re looking for a challenge, look elsewhere.

mountain biking
1 month ago

This is a very nice walk or ride along the river you will see some waterfalls coming down the mountain. I recommend it to Most ages but Be sure to bring water.

road biking
1 month ago

Interesting trail, nice and flat. Cons: at points trail is very close to noisy Route 202, some tricky intersections to navigate.

road biking
1 month ago

Great for skating outdoors! The app doesn't have skating as an option, but it was great for an outdoor skating session. There were almost ten of us skating on quad skates for the length of the trail and back. Paved and smooth for a little under 3 miles, one way. Would definitely skate/walk/bike there again!

1 month ago

Did only 3 miles up & 3 back. Love it. Hiked it. Maybe next time-bike it

Good day hiking

This was our first visit to Valley Forge National Historical Park and it won’t be our last. The trail is paved most of the way so it is perfect for an easy walk through history. The last mile or so is near a busy road, but besides that the experience was very enjoyable.

hiking
2 months ago

I just did the quick 2.5 mile out and back not the whole 6 mile loop, the view is really nice and you get a quick history lesson right on top, I would recommend the 2 mile out and back for children, not too hard

infested with ticks! old tires and garbage littered everywhere.

road biking
2 months ago

River view is nice. Broad easy trail. Fencing and tracks all along.

The path is nice, however it says there is a waterfall as part of the attraction. It is in spillway pipe that you can’t really see even going down into the other side of the tunnel. Sight rating: sub par, but to hear it is still very soothing. Fun if you’re look for a very calm peace hike.

trail running
2 months ago

Is awesome

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail that leads into town. Great for walking your dog as many others will be doing the same.

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