Perkiomen Trail Itinerary
Known locally as “The Perky,” this 20-mile route follows the former Perkiomen Line of the Reading Railroad. In addition to transporting the famous “Perkiomen Ice” from ice houses found along the creek, the train also brought many vacationers from the city. Today this well-loved trail, follows a scenic route that links business areas, neighborhoods, and parks as it follows the Perkiomen Creek for much of the way.
Route 93: Collegeville Trailhead
Route 99: Arcola and Egypt Rd. trail entrances
The Perkiomen trail links with the Audubon Loop Trail at Egypt Road at Lower Schuylkill Valley Park, and with the Schuylkill River Trail near the mouth of the Perkiomen Creek.
There is limited parking available behind the Collegeville Station and the Collegeville Post Office. There is also on-street parking in Collegeville.
Trailhead at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park
Trailhead at Pawlings Road
This is actually on the Schuylkill River Trail and is a short distance from the trail junction with the Perkiomen Trail