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87 mi 139 km of trail 5 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 22 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

Food & Drink

The Canal Street Pub - canalstreetpub.com/
This former home for Reading Hardware Company is now a great place to park and start/finish your exercise in the Reading area. Access to the Neversink trail network is a meager five minute trip from here.
The beer selection is always deep with a solid rotating tap and bottle selection. Ask for the regular bottle list for even more choices. The Growlers (burgers) and the Hostile Mussels are a must! The kitchen will even cater to Vegetarians and Vegans.

Mike's Tavern - Another supporter of the local IMBA chapter (BAMBA). The owner Pete is a an avid outdoorsman and his bar is the quintessential town bar. Catering to local factory workers for years Mike's tavern has a great collection of local memorabilia. Great microbrews on tap an in the fridge. Feeling brave? Sample the homemade boilo. Facebook Page for Mike's Tavern: facebook.com/pages/Mikes-Ta…

More great options (including breweries and wineries) can be found here: gogreaterreading.com/Things…

Camping & Lodging

Good Sam RV & Travel Guide link for Reading, PA area: goodsamcamping.com/travel/c…

Visiting Tips

Conditions permitting, we use the trails all year round. As most of the Mid-Atlantic, the Fall along with the turning of the leaves is arguably the most picturesque. Check our average annual weather stats: weather.com/weather/wxclima…

Other Activities

With several state & county parks lakes, streams and the might Schuylkill River in our backyard Reading hosts a deep running, triathlon, and boating community.

Go Greater Reading does an amazing job of compiling all the activities in the Reading Area: gogreaterreading.com/

Pagoda Pacers Running - pagodapacers.com/

Reading Triathlon hosts Open Water Swims! - readingtriathlon.com/Open-W…

Have a boat? - schuylkillriver.org/detail.…

Are you a car enthusiast? Check out the Duryea/Pagoda Hillclimb series - pahillclimb.org/about/the-c…

For the Jazz lover in you - berksjazzfest.com/

We have a vibrant Art scene - goggleworks.org/

See the latest release in IMAX - rctheatres.com/loc_reading.asp

How about some rock climbing? Indoor options as well as outdoor - readingrocks.com/

Recommended Routes in Greater Reading - 3

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Favorite PA French Creek State Park Trailhead at Shed Road.
Intermediate

Chestnut Hill Loop

6.8 mi 11.0 km 922' Up 281.02 m Up 920' Down 280.46 m Down

Birdsboro, PA
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Lake Border Trail

29.7 mi 47.8 km 1,731' Up 527.64 m Up 1,733' Down 528.24 m Down

Spring…, PA
Favorite View of Scott's Run Lake
Intermediate

French Creek State Park Loop with Horseshoe Trail

6.1 mi 9.8 km 673' Up 205.1 m Up 673' Down 205.28 m Down

Birdsboro, PA

Trails in Greater Reading - 23

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2.2 mi 3.5 km #1Deep Woods Trail
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
1.0 mi 1.5 km #2Chief's Grove Trail
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #3Hopewell Trail
Easy
Amity Gardens, PA
Easy
Amity Gardens, PA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Creek Trail
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #5Dragon's Back
Difficult
Mount Penn, PA
Difficult
Mount Penn, PA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #6Turtle Trail
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #7Boone Trail
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #8Mill Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Birdsboro, PA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #9Coffee Pot Hollow Trail
Intermediate
Grill, PA
Intermediate
Grill, PA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #10Exeter Scenic River Trail
Easy
Mount Penn, PA
Easy
Mount Penn, PA
4.6 mi 7.4 km #11Lenape Trail
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
3.1 mi 5.0 km #12Six Penny Trail
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #13Kalmia Trail
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
22.9 mi 36.9 km #14Schuylkill River Trail
Easy
South Pottstown, PA
Easy
South Pottstown, PA
3.9 mi 6.3 km #15White Blazed Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Birdsboro, PA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #16Raccoon Trail
Intermediate
Amity Gardens, PA
Intermediate
Amity Gardens, PA
21.3 mi 34.3 km #17Horse-Shoe Trail: French Creek State Park Segment
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #18Union Canal Connector Trail
Easy
Spring Ridge, PA
Easy
Spring Ridge, PA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #19Boulevard Trail
Intermediate
Mohnton, PA
Intermediate
Mohnton, PA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #20Apple Tree Trail
Intermediate
Mohnton, PA
Intermediate
Mohnton, PA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #21Watershed Trail
Intermediate
Grill, PA
Intermediate
Grill, PA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #22Beech Trail
Intermediate
Grill, PA
Intermediate
Grill, PA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #23Boulevard Trail Spur
Easy
Grill, PA
Easy
Grill, PA

Photos of Greater Reading - 20

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Stream along Union Canal Path in winter.
Feb 17, 2016 near Spring…, PA
The trail from the woods to the meadow at Crow's Nest Preserve.
Feb 11, 2016 near Elverson, PA
Harmonyville Road - the entrance to the Deep Woods Trail is just up this road and to the left.
Feb 11, 2016 near Elverson, PA
Stream with vegetation, North side of the loop West of Scott's Run Lake
Apr 5, 2020 near Birdsboro, PA
PA French Creek State Park Trailhead at Shed Road.
Nov 19, 2018 near Birdsboro, PA
Trail - wide, open, flat gravel
Aug 27, 2017 near Mount Penn, PA
The trailhead on Hopewell Lake doesn't house the most scenic parking lot in February, but the trail makes up for it!
May 22, 2017 near Birdsboro, PA
The view over the stream along the trail at Crow's Nest Preserve.
Feb 11, 2016 near Elverson, PA