The Circuit Trails are a vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails in the nine county region of southeastern Pennsylvania, and central and southern New Jersey.  Some of the region’s most iconic trails — the Schuylkill River Trail and Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, the Manayunk Bridge, Cooper River Trail, Pennypack Trail, Chester Valley Trail — are part of the more than 300 miles that currently make up the Circuit Trails. When the approximately 750 miles of the Circuit Trails are connected, Greater Philadelphia will have a trail network unlike any other in the country — connecting the urban, suburban and rural communities of the fifth largest metropolitan region in the U.S.  A group of more than 65 non-profit organizations, foundations and agencies are working together to advance completion of the Circuit Trails through the Circuit Trails Coalition.

Media Inquiries

The Circuit Trails Coalition includes representatives from trail development and transportation organizations, local governments, private funders and more who would be happy to provide insights to media.  If you would like to speak with an expert, or are a member of the media and seeking additional information, please send your request to the following person:
Paige Knapp
Circuit Trails Media Coordinator

Additional Resources

News Coverage

  1. News Herald (April 24, 2017) West Rockhill supports regional trail plan
  2. Philadelphia Magazine (April 12, 2017) My Top 5: Under-the-Radar Bike Trails Around Philly
  3. (April 10, 2017) Today's Top Picks: April 10, 2017
  4. (April 9, 2017) A Delaware County trail gets its debut, with promises of more to come
  5. Billy Penn (April 7, 2017) Set a fist bump world record Saturday at Penn Treaty Park
  6. Town Topics (April 5, 2017) D&R Greenway Land Trust Partners with Bike Exchange
  7. Philadelphia Magazine (March 31, 2017) 10 Coolest Philly Fitness and Foodie Events This Month: April 2017
  8. Bucks County Courier Times (March 28, 2017) Bensalem to play matchmaker, connecting portions of 3,000-mile nature trail
  9. (March 28, 2017) Attempt a Guinness Book of World Records-breaking fist bump at Penn Treaty Park
  10. The Ambler Gazette (March 17, 2017) Rehearing on mixed-use ordinance in Upper Dublin clarified
  11. The Hill (March 17, 2017) Trump 'skinny budget' cuts deep into infrastructure promise
  12. The Courier-Post (March 11, 2017) LETTER: Transit, bike paths key to Camden's growth
  13. The Review (February 22, 2017) NATURAL SELECTIONS: The Circuit: the region's exploding trail system
  14. The Review (February 15, 2017) Schuylkill Center in Roxborough to host lecture on history, future of the Circuit
  15. The Review (February 7, 2017) Petition seeks to save 2017 Manayunk bike race
  16. Plan Philly (January 11, 2017) PennDOT gives 13 bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects in Greater Philadelphia $9.3M
  17. (January 10, 2017) Cyclists in the Philly region get a big boost from Harrisburg
  18. Bucks County Herald (January 5, 2017) Canal towpath gap finally closed
  19. Metro Philadelphia (January 3, 2017) New Philly area trails show 2016 wasn't all bad
  20. Bucks Local News (December 22, 2016) New trail connection in Bristol Township extends Circuit Trails in Bucks County
  21. Bucks County Courier Times (December 21, 2016) Trail connection extends Circuit Trails in Bucks County
  22. The Intelligencer (December 21, 2016) Trail connection extends Circuit Trails in Bucks County
  23. PA Environment Digest Blog (December 21, 2016) PEC, Partners Open New Section of Delaware & Lehigh Trail in Bucks County
  24. The Times Herald (December 16, 2016) Upper Merion Township receives $1.25M grant for Crow Creek Trail expansion
  25. (December 9, 2016) On the drawing board: A bike trail to connect South Jersey to everywhere
  26. Courier-Post, (November 23, 2016) Camden County eyes 'spine' for trail system
  27. South Jersey Observer, (November 16, 2016) Camden County Freeholders Seek Public Input on Multi-Use Trail
  28., (October 30, 2016) Trump and Clinton agree on infrastructure: Here's the regional wish list
  29., (October 16, 2016) Inquirer Editorial: $3 million to extend the Schuylkill River Trail is a smart investment 
  30. Plan Philly, (October 17, 2016) Schuylkill River Trail extension to Christian Street fully funded, as Philadelphia wins $4.6 million in state transportation grants 
  31. Philly Voice, (October 10, 2016) Pa. officials announce $3 million grant for Schuylkill River Trail
  32. The Morning Call, (September 28, 2016) Philly foundation grant to help D&L National Heritage Corridor unify trail network in Lehigh Valley
  33. Flying Kite, (August 30, 2016) Valley Forge and the Schuylkill River Trail reunite with opening of new bridge
  34., (August 28, 2016) New push to complete a long-planned NJ-PA bicycle trail
  35. Curbed Philly (August 22, 2016) Sullivan's Bridge officially connects Schuylkill River Trail to Valley Forge National Park
  36., (August 22, 2016) Bike loop along Delaware River picks up steam and dollars
  37. Reading Eagle (August 20, 2016) Riders, runners inaugurate Sullivan's Bridge in Montgomery County
  38. Chadds Ford Live (August 19, 2016) Bike-pedestrian bridge opens in Valley Forge
  39. Tredyffrin Patch (August 19, 2016) Sullivan's Bridge Over Schuylkill River Officially Open in Valley Forge
  40. (August 19, 2016) Getting To Valley Forge Park From Schuylkill River Trail Now Easier 
  41. Times Herald (August 19, 2016) Sullivan's Bridge Opens in Valley Forge National Historical Park
  42. (August 19, 2016) Sullivan's Bridge Officially Opens in Valley Forge
  43. Thrillist (August 19, 2016) The 20 Coolest Urban Adventures in Philadelphia
  44. Philadelphia Magazine (August 18, 2016) New Bike/Pedestrian Bridge Connecting SRT to Valley Forge Opens Tomorrow
  45. Courier-Post (August 17, 2016) Ben Franklin Bridge best Philly hike
  46. Philadelphia Magazine (August 1, 2016) Best of Philly: 2016 Best Urban Hike
  47. Visit Philadelphia (July 22, 2016) The 10 Best Running and Biking Trails Near Center City Philadelphia
  48. Plan Philly (July 13, 2016) DRCC gets $125,000 to update plan for North Delaware Greenway
  49. Metro Philly (July 11, 2016) Commuting by bike can ease the pain of SEPTApocalypse 
  50. (July 10, 2016) Exploring Philadelphia's Green Treasures
  51. (July 8, 2016) 4 online tools to help you get around SEPTA delays
  52. GRID Philly (June 30, 2016) Connecting our region's trails system is also forging community
  53. Flying Kite (June 21, 2016) The K&T Trail is Officially Underway on the Delaware
  54. PhillyVoice (June 10, 2016) Work on Kensington & Tacony Trail begins
  55. Curbed Philly (June 10, 2016) Kensington & Tacony Trail on Abandoned Railroad Breaks Ground
  56. Newsworks (June 9, 2016) Trail expansion aims to open Delaware waterfront through recreational opportunity
  57. CBS Philly (June 9, 2016) Trail Being Built To Give Residents Better Access To Delaware River
  58. Philly Mag (June 9, 2016) Ground Broken for K&T Trail Along the Delaware River
  59. (May 30, 2016) 750-mile biking, walking trail to serve 3.2 million 
  60. Chestnut Hill Local (May 24, 2016) Montco to extend Wissahickon Trail into Erdenheim Farms
  61. CBS Philly (May 21, 2016) New Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Coming to Valley Forge
  62. BerksMontNews (May 11, 2016) TMACC to host 6th Annual Bike to Work Challenge on Chester Valley Trail this Friday
  63. Inquirer/Daily News (May 2, 2016) Bicyclists getting one sweet ride across Schuylkill
  64. Philly Mag (April 27, 2016) 5 Cool Homes Near Circuit Trails
  65. Urban Land Institute Magazine (April 25, 2016) Trail-Oriented Development: New ULI Report Looks at Next Frontier in People-Friendly Design
  66. Mercer Me (April 19, 2016) D&R Greenway Land Trust Hosted Monument Ride
  67. 6ABC, FOX29, NBC10, PHL17 (April 15-17, 2016) Coverage of Launch Press Conference and Opening Weekend Events
  68. Times Herald (April 18, 2016) Winner of the 11th annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run announced
  69. Philadelphia Magazine (April 18, 2016) The Circuit as Catalyst for Development
  70. (April 15, 2016) Connor Barwin Partners With Circuit Trails
  71. (April 15, 2016) Barwin's Biking for a Good Cause
  72. Philadelphia Magazine (April 15, 2016) Why You Should Absolutely Bring Your Bike Out of Storage This Weekend
  73. Rails-to-Trails Magazine (April 12, 2016) The Circuit Trails: 750-Mile Network Has Sparked a Greater Philly Transformation
  74. Norristown Project (April 12, 2016) Celebrate the Circuit Trails Rebranding with a Passport to Discover the Schuylkill River Towns
  75. Curbed Philadelphia (April 12, 2016) How Bike Trails Became Philly Real Estate's Most Valued Amenity
  76. PhillyVoice (April 7, 2016) Meet Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Sarah Clark Stuart
  77. Bucks Local News (April 5, 2016) Northampton Township the next stop for 'Rails to Trails' proposal; Newtown Borough Council to discuss resolution this week
  78. PA Environmental Digest (April 5, 2016) Join PA Environmental Council for April 16 Light Bright In Philadelphia
  79. Philadelphia Magazine (April 4, 2016) Do Free Yoga (And Boot Camp! And Barre!) on the Manayunk Bridge Trail
  80. Curbed Philadelphia (April 4, 2016) Map: 14 New Circuit Trails Planned for Philly and Beyond
  81. Curbed Philadelphia (March 28, 2016) 5 'Non-Traditional' Transportation Projects in Philly Receive Funding 
  82. Philadelphia Business Journal (March 28, 2016) Phila. gets nearly $3M in federal funding for pedestrians, bicyclists
  83. (March 27, 2016) Manayunk Bridge Could Open at Night Thanks to New Lighting
  84. (March 27, 2016) And Now, Today's Good News: Five Local Transportation-Related Projects Get Nearly $3 Million In Funding
  85. Inquirer (March 24, 2016) Lights, expanded hours coming for Manayunk Bridge
  86. Inquirer (March 23, 2016) Camden waterfront plan includes offices, parks and shops
  87. Billy Penn (March 21, 2016) How the Schuylkill Banks became more popular than Kelly Drive
  88. PhillyVoice (March 20, 2016) Enjoy free fitness classes on the Manayunk Bridge Trail
  89. BerkMontNews (March 18, 2016) Schuylkill River Heritage Area seeks to install pedestrian bridge
  90. (March 17, 2016) Pedestrian bridge proposed for dangerous trail...
  91. Philadelphia Inquirer (March 8, 2016) Give city credit for Schuylkill trail
  92. PhillyVoice (March 8, 2016) Sly Fox to host fitness weekend on the Schuylkill River Trail
  93. Inquirer (February 26, 2016) Philadelphia's Schuylkill trail takes another big step
  94. Billy Penn (February 18, 2016) How Jim Kenney wants to make Philly roads safer: Vision Zero and 'Complete Streets'
  95. Philadelphia Magazine (January 28, 2016) The Checkup: There's a Cool New Rail Trail Project Proposed in Bucks County
  96. Courier-Post (January 27, 2016) Miles of pedestrian trails coming to South Jersey
  97. Curbed Philadelphia (January 21, 2016) 12 Projects That Will Make the Schuylkill River Look Very Different by 2026
  98. Bucks Local News (January 19, 2016) Newtown Township Supervisors delay vote on Rails to Trails project; schedules meeting on Comprehensive Trail Plan
  99. Flying Kite (January 5, 2016) A new park for Bridesburg on the banks of the Delaware
  100. Inquirer (December 30, 2015) Harrisburg is a 'real mess' [Issue: Camden Development]
  101. Philadelphia Magazine (December 29, 2015) The Five Biggest Philadelphia Transportation Stories of 2015
  102. Courier-Post (December 27, 2015) COMMENTARY: Subaru can be a good neighbor
  103. (December 23, 2015) Final conceptual design of Bridesburg riverfront park revealed by DRCC and Parks and Rec at community meeting
  104. Inquirer (December 20, 2016) In Manayunk, a bridge to the past and the future
  105. Uwishunu (December 18, 2015) The Top 10 Things to Look Forward to In Philadelphia 2016
  106. Curbed Philadelphia (December 17, 2015) Bridesburg Park Master Plan features Meadows, Rain Garden, & Boardwalk
  107. Plan Philly/WHYY/ (December 16, 2015) Delaware Avenue extension drives a path for proposed new park in Bridesburg
  108. (December 16, 2015) A new road in the River Wards
  109. Flying Kite (December 15, 2015) New road means an easy ride between I-95, Bridesburg and Port Richmond is finally a reality 
  110. PhillyVoice (December 13, 2015) New 10-acre park coming to Bridesburg
  111. News (December 13, 2015) Bridesburg's main artery gets bypass surgery
  112. Inquirer/Daily News (December 9, 2015) Delaware Ave. extension opens
  113. Philly Voice (December 8, 2015) Bike to Mount Moriah: A cyclist's guide to Southwest Philly's hidden gem
  114. (December 8, 2015) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for New Extension of Delaware Avenue In Philadelphia
  115. PhillyVoice (December 8, 2015) Philly opens new major roadway for first time in decades
  116. Curbed Philadelphia (December 8, 2015) Philly's First Major Roadway Built in 30 Years Now Open
  117. PhillyVoice (December 8, 2015) Bike to Mount Moriah: A cyclist's guide to Southwest Philly's hidden gem
  118. Uwishunu (December 2, 2015) Philadelphia Breaks Ground on Bartram's Trail, A 1.1-Mile Addition to the City's 300+ Miles of Circuit Trails
  119. (November 23, 2016) City Breaks Ground on New Bartram's Mile Trail
  120. Curbed Philadelphia (November 23, 2015) Bartram's Mile Link to Schuylkill Banks Breaks Ground
  121. Philadelphia Magazine (November 19, 2015) Schuylkill River Trail Update: Bartram's Mile to Break Ground November 23rd
  122. The Times Herald (November 16, 2015) Art works come to the Schuylkill River Trail
  123. (November 4, 2015) Business owners hope reopened Manayunk Brdige brings new customers
  124. AMP Radio (November 3, 2016) Manayunk Bridge Reopens As Pedestrian/Bike Trail Across Schuylkill River
  125. News (November 1, 2015) New Manayunk Bridge trail unites Philly & Lower Merion
  126. Plan Philly/WHYY/ (October 30, 2015) Manayunk Bridge reopens today as a trail, a symbol of a changing economy
  127. Uwishunu (October 30, 2015) Manayunk Bridge Reopens As A Pedestrian And Bike Trail Across the Schuylkill River
  128. Philly Voice (October 30, 2016) Manayunk Bridge Trail officially opens
  129. (October 30, 2015) Manayunk Bridge Re-Opens After 30 Years, Creates New Connection To Other Trails
  130. Philadelphia Magazine (October 29, 2015) Group Bike Ride to the Manayunk Bridge Trail Opening Tomorrow
  131. Philadelphia Business Journal (October 28, 2015) DOT awards Philly $10.2M grant
  132. (October 25, 2015) New Plan Aims To Improve Parks, Trails In Montgomery County
  133. Montgomery Media (October 22, 2015) Plan for Montgomery County trails, parks and open space unveiled
  134. Mainline Media News (October 22, 2015) Manayunk Bridge set to open to walkers and bike riders with ceremony Oct. 30
  135. Flying Kite (October 6, 2015) Biking just got a lot better in Camden thanks to a new greenway
  136. Bucks Local News (September 29, 2015) Newtown Township Supervisors like Rails to Trails plan, but want to hear from adjacent property owners before giving its endorsement
  137. Inquirer (September 25, 2015) Miles of bike trails opened in Camden
  138. Courier-Post (September 25, 2015) Camden gets 4 miles of bike trails
  139. (September 24, 2015) New bike lanes will connect Camden residents to more parts of the city
  140. (September 24, 2015) Bike Friendlier Camden
  141. The Intelligencer (September 20, 2015) Pennypack Trail Extension Opens
  142. The Reporter (September 18, 2015) Montgomery County commissioners cut ribbon for Pennypack Trail extension
  143. Bucks Local News (September 14, 2015) CHUGGING TOWARD A NEW USE: Next stop for defunct Newtown rail line in Bucks County may be as an 8.5 mile multi-use recrational trail
  144. The Mercury (September 2, 2015) Officials celebrate Schuylkill being named 'Best Urban Trail'
  145. (September 2, 2015) Schuylkill River Trail Wins USA Today's 'Best Urban Trail' Award
  146. (September 2, 2015) Schuylkill River Trail Named Nation's Best Urban Trail