Chester Valley Trail
When it is completed the Chester Valley Trail will be the "backbone" through some of Chester County's busiest communities. Nearby parks and local trails will be able to join a regional network of open space.
Throughout Chester County and southeastern Pennsylvania, public trails enhance regional recreational opportunities.
In the Downingtown area, the Struble Trail winds north along the east branch of the Brandywine Creek from Kardon Park toward Marsh Creek State Park. In northernChester County, the Horseshoe Trail stretches from Valley Forge to Harrisburg, passing through Warwick County Park. The Schuylkill River Trail, which begins in Philadelphia, is envisioned to travel as far north as Pottsville, Schuylkill County. Montgomery County's Chester Valley Trail extension will begin at the Schuylkill Expressway and continue into Upper Merion Township, through Bridgeport and into Norristown where it will connect to the Schuylkill River Trail.
The Chester Valley Trail will be a valuable contribution to the region, serving as a backbone providing critical links to nearby parks and local trails in this dynamic regional network.