Manayunk Bridge is a hiking and biking trail in Philadelphia County and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 91 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 222 feet.
Manayunk Bridge Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Manayunk Bridge Trail is mostly an urban hike, but it has great views of the Schuylkill River and a bird’s-eye view of the Schuylkill Expressway. It’s better to be walking above I-76 than stuck in traffic below. The bridge is iconic, and if you’ve driven on I-76, you’ve probably passed underneath it.
The bridge also serves as a major connecting trail in the Circuit Trails, which is a hiker/walker/biker’s dream come true: a proposed 750-mile network of trails all in the Greater Philadelphia area. As of 2017, more than 300 miles of the network have been built, with more on the way."
--Lori Litchman, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition (Menasha Ridge Press).
"On this flat hike you’ll walk on the first canal and towpath begun in the United States. Your hike starts from the gentrified downtown area of Manayunk, a former workingclass neighborhood that is now a popular spot for upscale restaurants, night clubs, and shopping. As you make your way farther out of town, you can immerse yourself in the history of the industrial era as you pass rail lines, old canal locks, the ruins of the lock tender’s house and the sluice house, and old textile mills. There are also landscaped areas along the trail, with trees and benches that provide a shaded resting spot with a wide-open view of the Schuylkill River."
--John L. and Debra Young, Best Hikes Near Philadelphia (Falcon Guides).
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