Union Canal Bicycle & Walking Trail

Trail traces the former Union Canal towpath from the Reading city limits northward towards Blue Marsh Lake property at Reber's Bridge Road. The 4.2 mile trail is used for biking, running, and other outdoor activities. An interpretive Walking tour brochure and QR codes on posts is available. A 2-mile connector trail links to Blue Marsh Lake trail system.

Type: Nature Trail
Length: 4.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: In Reading, extends W along Tulpehocken Creek to Rebers Bridge Road. Connecting to Blue Marsh Lake trail system.
State(s): Pennsylvania
Counties: Berks
Latitude: 40.34885
: -75.9544

Many access points off of Tulpehocken Road; Rte 183.


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Additional Details

Primary Surface: Gravel
Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Snow or ice

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

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Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Brendan Lederer
Parks Resources Manager
Berks County Parks & Recreation Department
2083 Tulpehocken Road
Wyomissing , PA 19610
(610) 372-8939

Information Contact:
Cathy Wegener
Recreation & Interpretive Services Manager
Berks County Parks & Recreation Department
2201 Tulpehocken Road
Wyomissing , PA 19610
(610) 374-8839



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