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Phoenixville Canal and Schuylkill River Trails (Easy)

Date and Time

Monday, February 1, 2021, 6:30PM - 8:45PM


Port Providence Trailhead - Schuylkill River Trail, 989-993 Port Providence Rd,
Pennsylvania, Southeastern,


Registration is required for this activity.

Please note:
In order to comply with Pennsylvania Youth Protection Laws, all children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. This policy applies for all events offered by the Delaware Valley Chapter as well as any other chapter events within the state of Pennsylvania.


Registration on the AMC website is required for this hike. Join me for an "easy" rated (shorter and flat), but fast moderate to brisk paced 6-mile hike in Phoenixville, PA. We will hike along the beautiful Schuylkill River and canal using established trails and wide gravel/paved paths. This night hike runs each week. Hike Plan We usually walk along the canal and river. Other dryer routes/destinations include the Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, Pawlings Farm in Valley Forge Park-Giant Sycamore Tree, Reeves Park plus public library in Phoenixville, and Friendship Park in northern Phoenixville. Location The meeting place is at GPS coordinates 40.129247, -75.483021. The street address is 987 Port Providence Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Some maps have "Port Province Trail Head - Schuylkill River Trail." There are two parking areas. There is a bathroom at the parking area we use. Meet at 6:30 PM for a start shortly after. The hike will end at approximately 8:45 PM. Notes Expect to wear your mask most of the time except for breaks where we stop and will socially separate. If you must temporarily lower your face covering while moving, I request that you tell others and move to the back of the hike as needed. We are not going up any hills and the mask (especially a buff or neck gaiter) helps keep you warm. As well as being an AMC requirement, I want to limit the hike to 10 people total. Please don't show up from the waitlist unless I move you to "confirmed" or "going" or specifically tell you to come. No non-registered walk-ups. I really appreciate that everyone is good about canceling RSVPs or letting me know when their plans change. AMC site registration is required to get the consent information electronically and limit the hike size. I will run this hike in almost any weather condition as long as hiking and car travel to the hike is safe. I will post updates as Meetup comments 90 minutes before the hike plus update the AMC activities database if it is for some reason canceled. Expect a brisk walk, but I will adjust some to match the group. There are no real hills. The good conditions route is dirt with a few roots/rocks. For wet or muddy conditions, we walk only on gravel paths or paved roads. Dogs on a leash are allowed. I recommend a collar light on your pet so they (or the leash) do not get hit by bicyclists or runners who also use this trail at night. Sneakers and warm socks should work. An umbrella will work for rainy conditions. You will need a light, but can walk next to someone who has one.

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Looking over the Schuylkill River from the SRT



Offered By

Delaware Valley (Pa.)


Wait Listed




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: between 9AM and 9 PM)

I mostly lead day hikes in the southeastern PA area.