On December 18th, 2023, the Montgomery County Planning Commission held the third and final public meeting regarding a draft of a feasibility study for developing the Cross County Trail in Plymouth and Whitemarsh townships. The meeting offered an an overview and highlights of the proposed alignment for the Cross County Trail, as well as the question and answer session with meeting participants.
The project, called the ‘Cross County Trail West,’ includes two different segments:
- The first segment, when completed, will begin at the future pedestrian bridge over Germantown Pike and terminate at Joshua Road near Erdenheim Farms, where a segment of trail is currently in design.
- The second segment of this project will begin in Fort Washington State Park at the north end of the paved portion of the Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail, and terminate near the Fort Washington SEPTA Station.
Once completed, the trail is planned to stretch from Conshohocken in the west to the Pennypack Tail in the east, totaling 17.5 miles in all, and will connect the Schuylkill River, Wissahickon Creek, Cresheim, and Power Line Trails. The planning study for this western portion of trail is anticipated to be completed in 2023.
Below is a second video that shows the path the trail will take.
Photo: Screengrab from Montgomery County Planning Commission’s video