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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starting by the boat houses, we walked alongside the river via viewpoints, parks and the sculpture park. Outstanding feel to the area. A delight, do it, it's free.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked down this trail back to the hotel when I visited the Museum of Arts. This trail is just beautiful. On a beautiful day it easily gets crowded by joggers and bikers and it was nice to see how many sporty people there are...More

Thank Philipp K
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Schuylkill River Trail is a great way to see the Schuylkill River and many views of the Philadelphia skyline. However, if you're biking the trail, be aware that a lot of walkers and joggers use the trail and it gets fairly narrow as you...More

Thank NYBike
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The view is amazing if you take the trail all the way down to behind the art museum and to the row houses. Great to sit and relax or go for a bike ride.

Thank saragladden2267
Reviewed August 19, 2018

It may not be a beautiful river like the Seine in Paris and it may not be a real trail like you'd find in Glacier National Park but it is Philadelphia. Just a little gritty and a little dirty but still holds on to its...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed August 8, 2018

The planners of this trail got it right. It's an illuminating combination of historical plaques, gardens, green spaces; the area around the Fairmount Dam and the Waterworks is captivating. And of course the constant presence of the Schuylkill River and the abundant sycamore trees make...More

Thank tmeltz
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This is a really great trail that takes you through the city and into greener areas of the city. Love coming here to escape the busy streets!

Thank Chelssjh
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I bike there are a few times a week. You can link up with Perkiomen Creek trail and other trails all the way to reading. Best early in the morning with fewer riders!!

Thank Jeremy613
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We rented bikes and took a ride as a family down this beautiful river/trail. We just happened to discover it was the weekend of the college sculling championships so we came back and watched those over the weekend in May. The initial ride was very...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We walked for miles, and miles on this beautiful trail! What a great asset to the city. There’s so much to see and do all along the trail. Just be aware of the bikers because it is a multi-use trail!

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September 3, 2018|
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Response from goingbeachy | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are various places around the city and trail accesses that have the rental bikes. They are the “touring” type of bicycles so if you wanted a regular bicycle you will have to google bike rentals in Philly. The... More
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Tom S
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Response from Linda R | Reviewed this property |
You can catch a train at 30th St. Station (30th and Market Streets). There are steps from the trail up to Market st. Sections of the trail are a little hilly; some places relatively flat.
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Response from TravelBuddies589 | Reviewed this property |
There is a Wyndham in the historic area of Philadelphia. A 6 minute walk from the liberty bell and many more sights.
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