Long Haul: Schuylkill Trail

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Long Haul: Schuylkill Trail

Walk up to 100K along the region's longest trail

By FreeWalkers.org

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, August 26 · 12am - 10pm EDT


South 6th Street & Penn Street South 6th Street & Penn Street Reading, PA 19602

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About this event

  • 22 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Start: 6th and Penn Sts, Reading PA

Finish: 30th St Station, Philadelphia

Distance: 62mi (100K)

Where to find us: In front of the CVS

Optional endpoints: Many train stations on the route after the first forty miles

Terrain: paved, gravel

Transit: OurBus from Midtown Manhattan to Reading arrives at 10:45pm, or Amtrak Connector from Philly.

Return: Septa and NJTransit, or Amtrak

Difficulty: Expert (Previous walk of 28 or more miles with us required)

Category: nature, urban, scenic

Coordinator: Charles Updike

Are you ready to try to walk 100K in one day? Follow the Schuylkill (SKOOL kill) River Trail downstream through rural towns, colorful post-industrial riverside neighborhoods, and the largest landscaped city park in the world. Walk with FreeWalkers along the shore of the Schuykill River, a scenic and pedestrian friendly route.

Flexible finish options, with mass transit available every two or three miles, after the first forty. There are many rail stations along the way so you may travel the distance of your choice. 

We will meet for dinner in town at 11pm before heading out on the trail. We will walk as a group until daybreak. There will be planned stops for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Attendees must have walked at least 28 miles in one day with us before the event. Check our calendar for events.


- Pottstown

- Royersford

- Phoenixville

- Valley Forge

-Manayunk Historic District

-Cynwyd Heritage Trail

-Pencoyd Bridge

-Fairmount Park

-Boathouse Row

-Fairmount WaterWorks

-Philadelphia Art Museum


Circuit Trails is 800 miles of interconnected trails in Greater Philadelphia in the making, already one of America's largest trail networks. Once connected, the Circuit Trails will be one of the nation's premier urban trail networks and it will provide multiple benefits to neighborhoods, communities and the region as a whole.

About the organizer

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FreeWalkers is a non-profit 501(c)3 social organization and network for individuals interested in participating in distance walking events. Our group is free and open to everyone. We encourage each member to accomplish challenging goals as we work together, experience, and promote pro-pedestrian issues. Paricipants accept responsibity for themselves on the walk.