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Perkiomen Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

The Perkiomen Trail (PT) will be a 19.5-mile multi-use trail extending from its connection to the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) in Oaks in Upper Providence Township to Green Lane Park in Upper Frederick Township. Most of the Trail is surfaced with cinder and packed gravel. The trail serves as a regional access between Green Lane Park in Green Lane, Central Perkiomen Valley Park in Schwenksville and Lower Perkiomen Valley Park in Oaks and two very significant sites, the Mill Grove Landmark in Audubon and Pennypacker Mills Site in Schwenksville.
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Latitude
40.27523658089321
Longitude
-75.45568943023681
Trail Directions
To access the Perkiomen Trail at the Spring Mount trail head, take the PA Turnpike to exit 326 Valley Forge. Follow 202 South less than one mile to 422 West. Follow 422 West past the Oaks and exit on 29 North. Follow 29 North through Collegeville and on to Schwenksville. Proceed north on 29 and go right at the hardware store on Spring Mountain Road. Proceed to Spring Mt. Village and go right at the three-way intersection and the Spring Mountain Hotel. Parking is behind the hotel.
Trail Length
19.5 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Spring Mount
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 13, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Rider30 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Besides the main perkiomen paved trail, which is not a mountain bike trail at all, there are numerous numerous side trails you can turn off on between Betzwood and Oaks Parking Areas. These trails range from beginner to expert.

Recommended Route:
Start at either the River Trail parking area off of pawlings road or the Betzwood parking area off of trooper road in Valley forge. There are so many crisscrossing trails that it is hard to explain. There is a good website with a hand drawn map outlining the trails at www.southeasternpamountainbikemaps.com

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Evansburg in Collegeville, Marshcreek in Downingtown



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Review Date
November 17, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: eye144 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Excellent for a flat out ride. Rode from Graterford to Valley forge and Back one afternoon. Also rode from Green lane park to Spring Mtn and back another time. Both are about 22 mile r/t approx. Nice routes, there may be side trails off the main. I'll look for them next time. Also, you can connect all the way to Philly on this.

Recommended Route:
MAin route is easy, look for parks to tie into for diversity.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
High Rocks, Pennypack, Bradford Dam, Schuylkill River(Philly to Valley forge).



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Review Date
June 26, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Pugzila , from Boyertown, PA

Summary:
Let me start by setting the scene for you. June 25, 2003; 5:00pm, 95 deg (hot). I'm riding an old mt. bike with no suspension. Now, on with my impression of the trail. It's a great ride, mostly shady. The surface is almost entirely packed gravel, so it's fairly smooth. I wouldn't think twice about bringing my wife and her comfort bike. They both fair very well on this trail. You'll cross a couple of bridges, see lots of animals, a few swimming holes, and the occasional bench for when you get tired. Just be careful when crossing the streets, as there are several, but they're not very traveled. Ride on and remember, leave on tire tracks.

Recommended Route:
Start in Spring Mount, behind the Spring Mountain Hotel. The trail is marked "To Green Lane".



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