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93 mi 150 km of trail 5 Runs

Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 23 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

Food & Drink

The Canal Street Pub - canalstreetpub.com/
This former home for Reading Hardware Company is now a great place to park and start/finish your exercise in the Reading area. Access to the Neversink trail network is a meager five minute trip from here.
The beer selection is always deep with a solid rotating tap and bottle selection. Ask for the regular bottle list for even more choices. The Growlers (burgers) and the Hostile Mussels are a must! The kitchen will even cater to Vegetarians and Vegans.

Mike's Tavern - Another supporter of the local IMBA chapter (BAMBA). The owner Pete is a an avid outdoorsman and his bar is the quintessential town bar. Catering to local factory workers for years Mike's tavern has a great collection of local memorabilia. Great microbrews on tap an in the fridge. Feeling brave? Sample the homemade boilo. Facebook Page for Mike's Tavern: facebook.com/pages/Mikes-Ta…

More great options (including breweries and wineries) can be found here: gogreaterreading.com/Things…

Camping & Lodging

Good Sam RV & Travel Guide link for Reading, PA area: goodsamcamping.com/travel/c…

Visiting Tips

Conditions permitting, we use the trails all year round. As most of the Mid-Atlantic, the Fall along with the turning of the leaves is arguably the most picturesque. Check our average annual weather stats: weather.com/weather/wxclima…

Other Activities

With several state & county parks lakes, streams and the might Schuylkill River in our backyard Reading hosts a deep running, triathlon, and boating community.

Go Greater Reading does an amazing job of compiling all the activities in the Reading Area: gogreaterreading.com/

Pagoda Pacers Running - pagodapacers.com/

Reading Triathlon hosts Open Water Swims! - readingtriathlon.com/Open-W…

Have a boat? - schuylkillriver.org/detail.…

Are you a car enthusiast? Check out the Duryea/Pagoda Hillclimb series - pahillclimb.org/about/the-c…

For the Jazz lover in you - berksjazzfest.com/

We have a vibrant Art scene - goggleworks.org/

See the latest release in IMAX - rctheatres.com/loc_reading.asp

How about some rock climbing? Indoor options as well as outdoor - readingrocks.com/

Runs in Greater Reading - 5

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Favorite PA French Creek State Park Trailhead at Shed Road.
Intermediate

Chestnut Hill Loop

6.8 mi 11.0 km • Loop • 922 ft Ascent 281.02 m Ascent

(3) Birdsboro, PA
Favorite The famous Rock Pile
Intermediate/Difficult

Charlie Horse Trail Half Marathon

14.2 mi 22.9 km • Point to Point • 1,736 ft Ascent 528.99 m Ascent

(2) Birdsboro, PA
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Lake Border Trail

29.7 mi 47.8 km • Loop • 1,731 ft Ascent 527.64 m Ascent

(1) Spring…, PA
Favorite Stream along Union Canal Path in winter.
Intermediate

Kris Kringle 5 Mile Run

5.2 mi 8.3 km • Loop • 208 ft Ascent 63.29 m Ascent

(1) Spring…, PA
Favorite View of Scott's Run Lake
Intermediate

French Creek State Park Loop with Horseshoe Trail

6.1 mi 9.8 km • Loop • 673 ft Ascent 205.1 m Ascent

(3) Birdsboro, PA

Trails in Greater Reading - 24

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2.2 mi 3.5 km #1Deep Woods Trail
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Elverson, PA
1.0 mi 1.5 km #2Chief's Grove Trail
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.5 km Elverson, PA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #3Hopewell Trail
Easy
Amity Gardens, PA
Easy
0.6 mi 1.0 km Amity Gardens, PA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Creek Trail
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Elverson, PA
6.5 mi 10.4 km #5French Creek State Park Loop on 05/24/20
Intermediate/Difficult
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
6.5 mi 10.4 km Birdsboro, PA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #6Dragon's Back
Difficult
Mount Penn, PA
Difficult
0.3 mi 0.4 km Mount Penn, PA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #7Turtle Trail
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate
4.9 mi 7.9 km Birdsboro, PA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #8Boone Trail
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate
4.4 mi 7.1 km Birdsboro, PA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #9Mill Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
4.8 mi 7.7 km Birdsboro, PA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #10Coffee Pot Hollow Trail
Intermediate
Grill, PA
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Grill, PA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #11Exeter Scenic River Trail
Easy
Mount Penn, PA
Easy
2.6 mi 4.2 km Mount Penn, PA
4.6 mi 7.4 km #12Lenape Trail
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate
4.6 mi 7.4 km Birdsboro, PA
3.1 mi 5.0 km #13Six Penny Trail
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.0 km Birdsboro, PA
22.9 mi 36.9 km #14Schuylkill River Trail
Easy
South Pottstown, PA
Easy
22.9 mi 36.9 km South Pottstown, PA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #15Kalmia Trail
Intermediate
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Birdsboro, PA
3.9 mi 6.3 km #16White Blazed Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Birdsboro, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.9 mi 6.3 km Birdsboro, PA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #17Raccoon Trail
Intermediate
Amity Gardens, PA
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.0 km Amity Gardens, PA
21.3 mi 34.3 km #18Horse-Shoe Trail: French Creek State Park Segment
Intermediate
Elverson, PA
Intermediate
21.3 mi 34.3 km Elverson, PA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #19Union Canal Connector Trail
Easy
Spring Ridge, PA
Easy
1.8 mi 2.9 km Spring Ridge, PA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #20Boulevard Trail
Intermediate
Mohnton, PA
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Mohnton, PA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #21Apple Tree Trail
Intermediate
Mohnton, PA
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Mohnton, PA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #22Watershed Trail
Intermediate
Grill, PA
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Grill, PA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #23Beech Trail
Intermediate
Grill, PA
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.4 km Grill, PA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #24Boulevard Trail Spur
Easy
Grill, PA
Easy
0.4 mi 0.7 km Grill, PA

Photos of Greater Reading - 20

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The famous Rock Pile
Jan 23, 2019 near Flying…, PA
Stream along Union Canal Path in winter.
Feb 17, 2016 near Spring…, PA
Second crossing of Hay Creek
Jan 23, 2019 near Birdsboro, PA
Climb above Birdsboro Reservoir
Jan 23, 2019 near Birdsboro, PA
The Start of the Charlie Horse Trail Half Marathon
Jan 23, 2019 near Birdsboro, PA
The trail from the woods to the meadow at Crow's Nest Preserve.
Feb 11, 2016 near Elverson, PA
Harmonyville Road - the entrance to the Deep Woods Trail is just up this road and to the left.
Feb 11, 2016 near Elverson, PA
Stream with vegetation, North side of the loop West of Scott's Run Lake
Apr 5, 2020 near Birdsboro, PA