SCHUYLKILL RIVER TRAIL
Length: 60 Miles (18 in Montco)
Named the "Best Urban Trail" by readers of USA Today and 10Best, the trail parallels the Schuylkill River through southern Montgomery County through Pottstown, Phoenixville, Valley Forge, Norristown, and Conshohocken on its way to Philadelphia.
Length: 20 Miles
The Perkiomen Trail winds its way from Green Lane Park in the north to Valley Forge Park in the south. The Perk connects with the Schuylkill River Trail in Oaks, allowing riders to continue uninterrupted to Philadelphia, a 43-mile journey.
VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
The Valley Forge National Historical Park offers more than 20 miles of mixed-use trails to explore. The five-mile Joseph Plumb Martin Trail connects many of the park's historical monuments while hikers can explore Mount Joy and Mount Misery.
CROSS COUNTY TRAIL
The Cross County Trail is a spur off of the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken. Currently, the trail heads north for three miles before terminating in Plymouth Meeting. Planned extensions on the trail will make it 17 miles in length, passing through Fort Washington and into Willow Grove.
WISSAHICKON GREEN RIBBON TRAIL
The Wissahickon Trail, also known as the Green Ribbon Trail, is unique in that much of its 20-mile course is walking-only. The dirt path follows the Wissahickon Creek through eastern Montgomery County, passing through Fort Washington State Park.
NORRISTOWN FARM PARK
With over seven miles of paved trails and natural rustic trails, take in the mid-18th century buildings and the deep manufacturing and agricultural history of the park. The park’s ground includes woodsy trails, fields, picnic pavilions, and streams and offers recreational activities.
The 202 Trail is an eight-mile course from Montgomeryville to Doylestown, Bucks County. The trail is unique in that it parallels US Route 202 with a split-rail fence and grassy strips providing the barrier between drivers and pedestrians.
GREEN LANE PARK
Plan a trip with your furry best friend to Green Lane Park, the largest park in the county at 3,400 acres. The birdwatching there is unparalleled, and the trail network ranges from wide open and easily walkable to higher elevations requiring a little more effort.
CHESTER VALLEY TRAIL
The Chester Valley Trail is one of several Montgomery County trails that are still under construction. Currently, it is a 1-mile stretch that crosses I-76 in King of Prussia. A northern extension to Norristown is planned for completion by Spring 2017. Eventually, it will encompass more than 20 miles from Norristown in the north to Downington, Chester County, in the south.
EVANSBURG STATE PARK
Six miles of trails weave throughout lush Evansburg State Park, a natural buffer between the bustling towns of Skippack and Collegeville. Skippack Creek, the centerpiece of the park, is even more photogenic in fall, when small flotillas of colorful leaves steadily swirl downstream.
POWER LINE TRAIL
As the name suggests, Horsham's 5-mile Power Line Trail follows the PECO right-of-way through the township. The trail connects many of the township's parks, schools and points of interest, including Deep Meadow Park, Kohler Park, and the Jarret Nature Center.
This 230-acre oasis of woods and meadows exists because of a bequest from the late George Horace Lorimer, former Editor-in-Chief of The Saturday Evening Post. It teems with wildlife and hosts activities such as hiking, picnicking, bird and animal watching and in winter, sledding and cross-country skiing.
After an expansion in 2015, the Pennypack Trail now crosses 15 miles in eastern Montgomery County, passing through the communities of Bryn Athyn, Rockledge, Lower Moreland, and Upper Moreland.
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON CENTER AT MILL GROVE
The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove was the first American home of naturalist and painter John James Audubon. The three-story home now serves as a museum that includes original artwork by Audubon. Mill Grove also offers nine miles of hiking trails that are great for bird watching.