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Perkiomen Trail, Collegeville

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The Perkiomen Trail is a 19mi multi-use rail trail along the Perkiomen Creek in Pennsylvania.
It begins at the junction with the Schuylkill River Trail near the mouth of the Perkiomen and 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. Using our world travel planner, Collegeville attractions like Perkiomen Trail can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Came here to do a bike ride along the creek. We parked in a large lot in Oaks and then road for about 15 miles towards Green Lane and then turned around. The trail was awesome - fall leaves... 
    Came here to do a bike ride along the creek. We parked in a large lot in Oaks and then road for about 15 miles towards Green Lane and then turned around. The trail was awesome - fall leaves...  more »
  • My dog and I walk parts of this trail several times a week. Parts of it are picturesque and some meander through residential and even industrial areas. The trail is well maintained and, in the... 
    My dog and I walk parts of this trail several times a week. Parts of it are picturesque and some meander through residential and even industrial areas. The trail is well maintained and, in the...  more »
  • The trail was good for my bike with mtn bike tires. Lots of walkers/runners even during the week. Mostly shaded most parts near GL Park. People not too friendly here and I'm local to the area, but... 
    The trail was good for my bike with mtn bike tires. Lots of walkers/runners even during the week. Mostly shaded most parts near GL Park. People not too friendly here and I'm local to the area, but...  more »

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