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