I'm leaving 10:00 AM from the Longford Road trailhead on the Schuylkill River Trail, and turning onto the Perkiomen Trail for a ride to Schwenksville. Lunch stop will be Mooches, near the halfway point. Total miles should be about 30.
The Perkiomen Trail is crushed gravel with some paved portions. Overall there is no more than a two per cent grade, with some individual climbs of more than that. We are turning around before the big climb at Spring Mount.
The trail follows Perkiomen Creek from its confluence with the Schuylkill River north. Much of the trail is shaded. Water and food can be purchased in Collegeville and Schwenksville. Free water and bathrooms are in Oaks and Schwenksville.