AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Phoenixville Canal Alternate Hike (Easy)

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 9, 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 each hike. (This is different than the Meetup website signup and becoming a due paying AMC member which are both optional.) Anyone can sign up for this hike, but hikers on my other hikes (e.g. "confirmed" or "going" status) the same week will only be moved off of the waiting list the morning of this hike. This is so folks who are unable to get on my other hikes will still have a hike they can go on. 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. Hike Plan We usually walk along the canal and river on paved or gravel paths. Other 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 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 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the AMC DVC has adopted the following policies based on assessment of state and local regulations in the region and CDC guidelines: 1) Masks should be worn for the entire duration of the activity. If a mask must absolutely be removed due to physical exertion, a minimum of 6 feet distance must be maintained. Mask use must be maintained after vaccination. 2) No one should cross state lines for an activity. 3) No activities should be held in the City of Philadelphia. 4) The volunteer leader has the right to remove anyone from the activity that is not following these policies. 5) These policies will be modified upon change in local regulations. I am personally further requesting, as the hike leader for this particular hike, that all hikers wear their mask at all times. We are not going up any hills that requires physical exertion. The hike is limited 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. I really appreciate that everyone is good about canceling RSVPs or letting me know when their plans change. The more notice the better. Dogs on a leash are allowed. I recommend a collar light.

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Looking over the Schuylkill River from the SRT



Offered By

Delaware Valley (Pa.)






Adults (18+)


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

I mostly lead day hikes in the southeastern PA area.