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Pennsylvania East Coast Greenway Trip Planner

Pennsylvania Basics

Length

67 Miles

Amount on trails

31%%

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.

Highlights

Schuylkill River Trail, downtown Philadelphia historic landmarks, Water Works Interpretive Center

Guides

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.

Trail Name

Location

Length

Surface

Users

For more info

Notes

Calhoun Street Bridge

Trenton, NJ to Morrisville, PA

0.3 miles

Metal grid

 

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission

 

Bristol Spur Line Park Trail

Bristol

0.7 miles

Paved

 

Bristol Borough

 

Schuylkill River Trail

Philadelphia

3.4 miles

Paved

 

Schuylkill River Development Corporation

 

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.

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Trail Alerts

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.

Trail Reports

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

SEPTA: www.septa.com
PA Public Transportation Map: www.dot.state.pa.us/BPTMAP/index.htm
PATCO: www.ridepatco.org
Amtrak: www.amtrak.com
Philadelphia International Airport: www.pfl.org

Other Resources

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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