Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Dream of Biking to the King of Prussia Cinnabon Just Got 6 Miles Closer to Reality

The Chester Valley Trail is a big part of the Circuit: a 37-mile backbone trail connecting many of Chester County's busiest communities. Much of it is still in the planning stage, but this week 5.8 miles of it officially opened! The dream of biking from Coatesville to the King of Prussia food court on dedicated bike trail has never been closer to reality!

To see how this trail connects to the wider Circuit, visit the trail's page on

The Chester County Commissioners have issued a press release announcing the official opening of Phase 2 of the Chester Valley Trail from the Wegman's in Malvern to Old Eagle School Road in Tredyffrin Township. This new section increases the continuous length of the trail to 11 miles.

The easternmost section of Phase 2 from Old Eagle School to Warner Road is still officially closed and is considered an active construction zone. This closure may continue until the completion of the Warner Road Trailhead, which would be the likely site for what we hope is a springtime ribbon cutting. When opened, this section will connect the just-opened trail to the existing 1-mile stretch in King of Prussia. Biking to the mall will have never been easier!

The press release also mentioned the start of construction of Phase 3 in March. This will extend the west end of the trail from Exton Park to another stub section of the Chester Valley Trail at Iron Lake Rd. If all goes as planned that section of trail will be opened by this time next year.