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. Montco Today (May 19, 2017) Montco Commissioners Issue Proclamation in Support of Circuit Trails
  2. (May 17, 2017) With one bill, Squilla undermines a decade of waterfront planning
  3. Curbed Philadelphia (May 11, 2017) New parks and public spaces planned for Philly
  4. Vista Today (May 10, 2017) County Commissioners Sign Resolution Endorsing Completion of Region's Circuit Trails
  5. Daily Local News (May 8, 2017) Circuit Trails endorsed by county commissioners
  6. Lawrenceville Patch (May 4, 2017) Construction Begins On Province Line Road Portion of Lawrence Hopewell Trail 
  7. Courier-Post (April 28, 2017) Cyclists will benefit from trail improvements
  8. UWISHUNU (April 28. 2017) Bartram's Mile, A New Waterfront Trail, Is Now Open in Southwest Philadelphia
  9. Philadelphia Public Record (April 27, 2017) Bartram's Garden Becomes a Trailhead
  10. Philadelphia Business Journal (April 25, 2017) Photos: Bartram's Mile Trail officially opens to the public
  11. News Herald (April 24, 2017) West Rockhill supports regional trail plan
  12. Philadelphia Magazine (April 12, 2017) My Top 5: Under-the-Radar Bike Trails Around Philly
  13. (April 10, 2017) Today's Top Picks: April 10, 2017
  14. (April 9, 2017) A Delaware County trail gets its debut, with promises of more to come
  15. Billy Penn (April 7, 2017) Set a fist bump world record Saturday at Penn Treaty Park
  16. Town Topics (April 5, 2017) D&R Greenway Land Trust Partners with Bike Exchange
  17. Philadelphia Magazine (March 31, 2017) 10 Coolest Philly Fitness and Foodie Events This Month: April 2017
  18. Bucks County Courier Times (March 28, 2017) Bensalem to play matchmaker, connecting portions of 3,000-mile nature trail
  19. (March 28, 2017) Attempt a Guinness Book of World Records-breaking fist bump at Penn Treaty Park
  20. The Ambler Gazette (March 17, 2017) Rehearing on mixed-use ordinance in Upper Dublin clarified
  21. The Hill (March 17, 2017) Trump 'skinny budget' cuts deep into infrastructure promise
  22. The Courier-Post (March 11, 2017) LETTER: Transit, bike paths key to Camden's growth
  23. The Review (February 22, 2017) NATURAL SELECTIONS: The Circuit: the region's exploding trail system
  24. The Review (February 15, 2017) Schuylkill Center in Roxborough to host lecture on history, future of the Circuit
  25. The Review (February 7, 2017) Petition seeks to save 2017 Manayunk bike race
  26. Plan Philly (January 11, 2017) PennDOT gives 13 bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects in Greater Philadelphia $9.3M
  27. (January 10, 2017) Cyclists in the Philly region get a big boost from Harrisburg
  28. Bucks County Herald (January 5, 2017) Canal towpath gap finally closed
  29. Metro Philadelphia (January 3, 2017) New Philly area trails show 2016 wasn't all bad
  30. Bucks Local News (December 22, 2016) New trail connection in Bristol Township extends Circuit Trails in Bucks County
  31. Bucks County Courier Times (December 21, 2016) Trail connection extends Circuit Trails in Bucks County
  32. The Intelligencer (December 21, 2016) Trail connection extends Circuit Trails in Bucks County
  33. PA Environment Digest Blog (December 21, 2016) PEC, Partners Open New Section of Delaware & Lehigh Trail in Bucks County
  34. The Times Herald (December 16, 2016) Upper Merion Township receives $1.25M grant for Crow Creek Trail expansion
  35. (December 9, 2016) On the drawing board: A bike trail to connect South Jersey to everywhere
  36. Courier-Post, (November 23, 2016) Camden County eyes 'spine' for trail system
  37. South Jersey Observer, (November 16, 2016) Camden County Freeholders Seek Public Input on Multi-Use Trail
  38., (October 30, 2016) Trump and Clinton agree on infrastructure: Here's the regional wish list
  39., (October 16, 2016) Inquirer Editorial: $3 million to extend the Schuylkill River Trail is a smart investment 
  40. Plan Philly, (October 17, 2016) Schuylkill River Trail extension to Christian Street fully funded, as Philadelphia wins $4.6 million in state transportation grants 
  41. Philly Voice, (October 10, 2016) Pa. officials announce $3 million grant for Schuylkill River Trail
  42. The Morning Call, (September 28, 2016) Philly foundation grant to help D&L National Heritage Corridor unify trail network in Lehigh Valley
  43. Flying Kite, (August 30, 2016) Valley Forge and the Schuylkill River Trail reunite with opening of new bridge
  44., (August 28, 2016) New push to complete a long-planned NJ-PA bicycle trail
  45. Curbed Philly (August 22, 2016) Sullivan's Bridge officially connects Schuylkill River Trail to Valley Forge National Park
  46., (August 22, 2016) Bike loop along Delaware River picks up steam and dollars
  47. Reading Eagle (August 20, 2016) Riders, runners inaugurate Sullivan's Bridge in Montgomery County
  48. Chadds Ford Live (August 19, 2016) Bike-pedestrian bridge opens in Valley Forge
  49. Tredyffrin Patch (August 19, 2016) Sullivan's Bridge Over Schuylkill River Officially Open in Valley Forge
  50. (August 19, 2016) Getting To Valley Forge Park From Schuylkill River Trail Now Easier 
  51. Times Herald (August 19, 2016) Sullivan's Bridge Opens in Valley Forge National Historical Park
  52. (August 19, 2016) Sullivan's Bridge Officially Opens in Valley Forge
  53. Thrillist (August 19, 2016) The 20 Coolest Urban Adventures in Philadelphia
  54. Philadelphia Magazine (August 18, 2016) New Bike/Pedestrian Bridge Connecting SRT to Valley Forge Opens Tomorrow
  55. Courier-Post (August 17, 2016) Ben Franklin Bridge best Philly hike
  56. Philadelphia Magazine (August 1, 2016) Best of Philly: 2016 Best Urban Hike
  57. Visit Philadelphia (July 22, 2016) The 10 Best Running and Biking Trails Near Center City Philadelphia
  58. Plan Philly (July 13, 2016) DRCC gets $125,000 to update plan for North Delaware Greenway
  59. Metro Philly (July 11, 2016) Commuting by bike can ease the pain of SEPTApocalypse 
  60. (July 10, 2016) Exploring Philadelphia's Green Treasures
  61. (July 8, 2016) 4 online tools to help you get around SEPTA delays
  62. GRID Philly (June 30, 2016) Connecting our region's trails system is also forging community
  63. Flying Kite (June 21, 2016) The K&T Trail is Officially Underway on the Delaware
  64. PhillyVoice (June 10, 2016) Work on Kensington & Tacony Trail begins
  65. Curbed Philly (June 10, 2016) Kensington & Tacony Trail on Abandoned Railroad Breaks Ground
  66. Newsworks (June 9, 2016) Trail expansion aims to open Delaware waterfront through recreational opportunity
  67. CBS Philly (June 9, 2016) Trail Being Built To Give Residents Better Access To Delaware River
  68. Philly Mag (June 9, 2016) Ground Broken for K&T Trail Along the Delaware River
  69. (May 30, 2016) 750-mile biking, walking trail to serve 3.2 million 
  70. Chestnut Hill Local (May 24, 2016) Montco to extend Wissahickon Trail into Erdenheim Farms
  71. CBS Philly (May 21, 2016) New Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Coming to Valley Forge
  72. BerksMontNews (May 11, 2016) TMACC to host 6th Annual Bike to Work Challenge on Chester Valley Trail this Friday
  73. Inquirer/Daily News (May 2, 2016) Bicyclists getting one sweet ride across Schuylkill
  74. Philly Mag (April 27, 2016) 5 Cool Homes Near Circuit Trails
  75. Urban Land Institute Magazine (April 25, 2016) Trail-Oriented Development: New ULI Report Looks at Next Frontier in People-Friendly Design
  76. Mercer Me (April 19, 2016) D&R Greenway Land Trust Hosted Monument Ride
  77. 6ABC, FOX29, NBC10, PHL17 (April 15-17, 2016) Coverage of Launch Press Conference and Opening Weekend Events
  78. Times Herald (April 18, 2016) Winner of the 11th annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run announced
  79. Philadelphia Magazine (April 18, 2016) The Circuit as Catalyst for Development
  80. (April 15, 2016) Connor Barwin Partners With Circuit Trails
  81. (April 15, 2016) Barwin's Biking for a Good Cause
  82. Philadelphia Magazine (April 15, 2016) Why You Should Absolutely Bring Your Bike Out of Storage This Weekend
  83. Rails-to-Trails Magazine (April 12, 2016) The Circuit Trails: 750-Mile Network Has Sparked a Greater Philly Transformation
  84. Norristown Project (April 12, 2016) Celebrate the Circuit Trails Rebranding with a Passport to Discover the Schuylkill River Towns
  85. Curbed Philadelphia (April 12, 2016) How Bike Trails Became Philly Real Estate's Most Valued Amenity
  86. PhillyVoice (April 7, 2016) Meet Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Sarah Clark Stuart
  87. Bucks Local News (April 5, 2016) Northampton Township the next stop for 'Rails to Trails' proposal; Newtown Borough Council to discuss resolution this week
  88. PA Environmental Digest (April 5, 2016) Join PA Environmental Council for April 16 Light Bright In Philadelphia
  89. Philadelphia Magazine (April 4, 2016) Do Free Yoga (And Boot Camp! And Barre!) on the Manayunk Bridge Trail
  90. Curbed Philadelphia (April 4, 2016) Map: 14 New Circuit Trails Planned for Philly and Beyond
  91. Curbed Philadelphia (March 28, 2016) 5 'Non-Traditional' Transportation Projects in Philly Receive Funding 
  92. Philadelphia Business Journal (March 28, 2016) Phila. gets nearly $3M in federal funding for pedestrians, bicyclists
  93. (March 27, 2016) Manayunk Bridge Could Open at Night Thanks to New Lighting
  94. (March 27, 2016) And Now, Today's Good News: Five Local Transportation-Related Projects Get Nearly $3 Million In Funding
  95. Inquirer (March 24, 2016) Lights, expanded hours coming for Manayunk Bridge
  96. Inquirer (March 23, 2016) Camden waterfront plan includes offices, parks and shops
  97. Billy Penn (March 21, 2016) How the Schuylkill Banks became more popular than Kelly Drive
  98. PhillyVoice (March 20, 2016) Enjoy free fitness classes on the Manayunk Bridge Trail
  99. BerkMontNews (March 18, 2016) Schuylkill River Heritage Area seeks to install pedestrian bridge
  100. (March 17, 2016) Pedestrian bridge proposed for dangerous trail...
  101. Philadelphia Inquirer (March 8, 2016) Give city credit for Schuylkill trail
  102. PhillyVoice (March 8, 2016) Sly Fox to host fitness weekend on the Schuylkill River Trail
  103. Inquirer (February 26, 2016) Philadelphia's Schuylkill trail takes another big step
  104. Billy Penn (February 18, 2016) How Jim Kenney wants to make Philly roads safer: Vision Zero and 'Complete Streets'
  105. Philadelphia Magazine (January 28, 2016) The Checkup: There's a Cool New Rail Trail Project Proposed in Bucks County
  106. Courier-Post (January 27, 2016) Miles of pedestrian trails coming to South Jersey
  107. Curbed Philadelphia (January 21, 2016) 12 Projects That Will Make the Schuylkill River Look Very Different by 2026
  108. Bucks Local News (January 19, 2016) Newtown Township Supervisors delay vote on Rails to Trails project; schedules meeting on Comprehensive Trail Plan
  109. Flying Kite (January 5, 2016) A new park for Bridesburg on the banks of the Delaware
  110. Inquirer (December 30, 2015) Harrisburg is a 'real mess' [Issue: Camden Development]
  111. Philadelphia Magazine (December 29, 2015) The Five Biggest Philadelphia Transportation Stories of 2015
  112. Courier-Post (December 27, 2015) COMMENTARY: Subaru can be a good neighbor
  113. (December 23, 2015) Final conceptual design of Bridesburg riverfront park revealed by DRCC and Parks and Rec at community meeting
  114. Inquirer (December 20, 2016) In Manayunk, a bridge to the past and the future
  115. Uwishunu (December 18, 2015) The Top 10 Things to Look Forward to In Philadelphia 2016
  116. Curbed Philadelphia (December 17, 2015) Bridesburg Park Master Plan features Meadows, Rain Garden, & Boardwalk
  117. Plan Philly/WHYY/ (December 16, 2015) Delaware Avenue extension drives a path for proposed new park in Bridesburg
  118. (December 16, 2015) A new road in the River Wards
  119. Flying Kite (December 15, 2015) New road means an easy ride between I-95, Bridesburg and Port Richmond is finally a reality 
  120. PhillyVoice (December 13, 2015) New 10-acre park coming to Bridesburg
  121. News (December 13, 2015) Bridesburg's main artery gets bypass surgery
  122. Inquirer/Daily News (December 9, 2015) Delaware Ave. extension opens
  123. Philly Voice (December 8, 2015) Bike to Mount Moriah: A cyclist's guide to Southwest Philly's hidden gem
  124. (December 8, 2015) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for New Extension of Delaware Avenue In Philadelphia
  125. PhillyVoice (December 8, 2015) Philly opens new major roadway for first time in decades
  126. Curbed Philadelphia (December 8, 2015) Philly's First Major Roadway Built in 30 Years Now Open
  127. PhillyVoice (December 8, 2015) Bike to Mount Moriah: A cyclist's guide to Southwest Philly's hidden gem
  128. 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
  129. (November 23, 2016) City Breaks Ground on New Bartram's Mile Trail
  130. Curbed Philadelphia (November 23, 2015) Bartram's Mile Link to Schuylkill Banks Breaks Ground
  131. Philadelphia Magazine (November 19, 2015) Schuylkill River Trail Update: Bartram's Mile to Break Ground November 23rd
  132. The Times Herald (November 16, 2015) Art works come to the Schuylkill River Trail
  133. (November 4, 2015) Business owners hope reopened Manayunk Brdige brings new customers
  134. AMP Radio (November 3, 2016) Manayunk Bridge Reopens As Pedestrian/Bike Trail Across Schuylkill River
  135. News (November 1, 2015) New Manayunk Bridge trail unites Philly & Lower Merion
  136. Plan Philly/WHYY/ (October 30, 2015) Manayunk Bridge reopens today as a trail, a symbol of a changing economy
  137. Uwishunu (October 30, 2015) Manayunk Bridge Reopens As A Pedestrian And Bike Trail Across the Schuylkill River
  138. Philly Voice (October 30, 2016) Manayunk Bridge Trail officially opens
  139. (October 30, 2015) Manayunk Bridge Re-Opens After 30 Years, Creates New Connection To Other Trails
  140. Philadelphia Magazine (October 29, 2015) Group Bike Ride to the Manayunk Bridge Trail Opening Tomorrow
  141. Philadelphia Business Journal (October 28, 2015) DOT awards Philly $10.2M grant
  142. (October 25, 2015) New Plan Aims To Improve Parks, Trails In Montgomery County
  143. Montgomery Media (October 22, 2015) Plan for Montgomery County trails, parks and open space unveiled
  144. Mainline Media News (October 22, 2015) Manayunk Bridge set to open to walkers and bike riders with ceremony Oct. 30
  145. Flying Kite (October 6, 2015) Biking just got a lot better in Camden thanks to a new greenway
  146. 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
  147. Inquirer (September 25, 2015) Miles of bike trails opened in Camden
  148. Courier-Post (September 25, 2015) Camden gets 4 miles of bike trails
  149. (September 24, 2015) New bike lanes will connect Camden residents to more parts of the city
  150. (September 24, 2015) Bike Friendlier Camden
  151. The Intelligencer (September 20, 2015) Pennypack Trail Extension Opens
  152. The Reporter (September 18, 2015) Montgomery County commissioners cut ribbon for Pennypack Trail extension
  153. 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
  154. The Mercury (September 2, 2015) Officials celebrate Schuylkill being named 'Best Urban Trail'
  155. (September 2, 2015) Schuylkill River Trail Wins USA Today's 'Best Urban Trail' Award
  156. (September 2, 2015) Schuylkill River Trail Named Nation's Best Urban Trail