Canal Street Pub to Blue Marsh Lake via Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) & Union Canal Trail
ElevationAscent: 282' 86 m
Descent: -228' -69 m
High: 327' 100 m
Low: 199' 61 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
Current trail conditions
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“A great beginner friendly ride.”— Stephan Kincaid
The early goings of this trail are paved and parallels the Schuylkill river. The first mile may have some broken glass and local "flavor." If you'd like to avoid both of these just ride on Canal Street and take a left on River Front drive.
The section from Reading Area Community College to Schuylkill Avenue Bridge can also have some trash and shady characters.
The first few miles quickly change from less maintained area to beautifully maintained area.
From Stone Cliff Action Park (Skateboard/BMX/Scooter friendly) the SRT turns into Union Canal and is quite nice for a rail trail. Keep heading north and it only becomes better.
Union Canal Trail co.berks.pa.us/Dept/Parks/P…
Schuylkill River Trail
Local Club: Berks Area Mountain Biking Association