Run the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

Run the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

Schuylkill Boardwalk

Distance

1 Miles

Activities

Running, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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River
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Scenic

Surround yourself with the beautiful imagery of nature entwined with city as you run along the banks of the Schuylkill River on 2,000 feet of boardwalk. This trail is a must-do for runners--the river and Philadelphia's skyline will call you back again and again.

The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is part of the Schuylkill River Trail. This well trafficked and spacious--15 ft wide--boardwalk offers views of the River and the Philadelphia skyline and even included four lookout points. Take a midday break to get moving and enjoy the sights of the river, or set out in the evening for a dazzling view of the city lights.

Photos: Tom Ipri

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Activities

During the summer, they also do tons of free activities on the river bank. Free Yoga, pop-up beer gardens, free movie screenings.

Cycling

Great way to cycle in the city and get out to out in the wilderness at the same time.

Distance

1 Miles

Activities

Running, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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