Chester Valley Trail News & Updates

Notice: Trail Work

September 19 - PECO/Asplundh will be trimming vegetation along the trail between Exton Park Site Trail Head and Ship Road. Trail users should experience little to no compromise to access. Please use caution while using the trail in this area.

Ladies Bike Rides

Bike Chester County is adding morning rides to their Ladies Bike Rides. They will be on Chester Valley Trail the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 9:30 AM, meeting at the Exton Park Trail Head. All levels are welcome. Ride mileage and speed is dependent on the level of rider.  

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Speed Limit Markers Posted on Trail
15 mph speed limit markers have been placed on the trail to improve safety for the tens of thousands of users. The speed limit also applies to the Schuylkill River and Struble Trails. The County has received complaints of cyclists exceeding the speed limit and three cycling-related accidents have been reported on the Chester Valley Trail this year.

North Regional Park Superintendent Owen Prusack believes a lack of knowledge about trail safety is the issue. He said, “The speed limit is posted on the somewhat unobtrusive Trail Rules and Trail Etiquette signs, but it has become clear more obvious postings are needed.The county hopes to slow down cyclists, prevent accidents and cut down on complaints from other trail users and motorists traveling on intersecting roads.

The speed markers will be placed each mile and include arrow signs signaling what direction users should be traveling. “The major rules of the trail are keep right, provide audible warning when passing, travel under 15 mph, and be courteous to other users,” said Prusack.

The Chester Valley Trail averages 30,000 users per month from April through October.