Pennsylvania East Coast Greenway Trip Planner
Amount on trails
When to go
Fall and spring are the most pleasant, summers tend to be hot and humid. Winters are chilly, but the depth of the cold and snowfall are variable. Precipitation is spread throughout the year.
Schuylkill River Trail, downtown Philadelphia historic landmarks, Water Works Interpretive Center
ECGA cue sheets and Google maps; PA/DE Guide
User Types Accommodated
The completed trail segments in Pennsylvania can accommodate a variety of users, as listed in the table below. However, because the route through PA is primarily on road, we recommend that only experienced road bicyclists plan to travel the entire route. Much of the on-road portions include sidewalks, and we will provide more details about the non-designated segments as soon as possible.
Penn Treaty Park.
Designated Trail Details
These trails have been officially designated as part of the East Coast Greenway. There are other completed trails along the Pennsylvania route that have not yet been designated. Please consult our Google maps and cue sheets for more detailed information on the route.
NOTE: Please contact the trail management agency or friends group with questions concerning trail access for individuals with disabilities.
In-line skaters: Trail conditions are variable, and even paved portions aren’t always smooth. We have attempted to note portions that are questionable for skating, but please be prepared to walk or go around certain portions of trail.
Counties and municipalities along the route
The Pennsylvania East Coast Greenway passes through the following counties and municipalities as it travels from New Jersey to Delaware.
- Bucks County: Morrisville, Bristol
- Philadelphia County: Cornwells Heights, Philadelphia
- Delaware County: Chester
The Calhoun Street Bridge crosses the Delaware River, bringing travelers south from New Jersey into Morrisville, PA.
Before planning a trip, be aware of local trail conditions. Visit our Wayfinding,Trail Alerts, and Current Status page to read about construction or detours that we are aware of. Always carry street maps with you in case of trail closures.
Visit the ECG Community Room to post questions to other trail users and read what other travelers have to say about their trip through Pennsylvania.
Independence Hall is just one of the many historic landmarks you’ll see in Pennsylvania.
Public Transportation in Pennsylvania
PA Public Transportation Map: www.dot.state.pa.us/BPTMAP/index.htm
Philadelphia International Airport: www.pfl.org
DCNR Greenways and Trails: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/greenways_trails.aspx
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia www.bicyclecoalition.org
Delaware Valley Bicycle Club www.dvbc.org
Fairmount Parks Commission www.fairmountpark.org
Look up lodging, bike shops, restaurants and more: www.switchboard.com
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