Pedestrians and cyclists can turn off of Kelly Drive to access Schuylkill Banks.
To walk or ride from Kelly Drive to Schuylkill Banks, turn right onto Water Works Drive at Lloyd Hall, continue along the trail past the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, and follow the trail under the MLK Jr. Drive and Spring Garden Street Bridges. There is a slight incline up a hill, and once you are at the top of that incline you are on the Schuylkill Banks portion of the Schuylkill River Trail.
To walk or ride from Schuylkill Banks to Kelly Drive, follow the trail as it goes under the MLK Jr. Drive and Spring Garden Street Bridges, and continue past the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center (which will be on your left). Once you see Lloyd Hall and Boathouse Row on your left, Kelly Drive will be on the right.