Boswell, Pennsylvania (PA) Trails & Maps

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  • Allegheny Highlands Trail of Maryland - Great Allegheny Passage

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 22 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Allegheny Highlands Trail of Maryland (AHTM) follows the route of the old Western Maryland Railroad for 22 miles, between Cumberland, Maryland, and the Maryland–Pennsylvania border north of Frostburg. Part of the AHTM route parallels the ...
  • Allegheny Highlands Trail of Pennsylvania - Great Allegheny Passage

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 31 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Pennsylvania's Allegheny Highlands Trail follows the former right-of-way of the Western Maryland Railroad through Somerset County, PA. This trail is part of the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150-mile multi-use path that connects Pittsburgh with ...
  • Allegheny Riverfront Green Boulevard

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.45 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A 6.45-mile rail-with trail is planned as part of the Allegheny Riverfront Green Boulevard Project, a multi-modal transportation corridor that will connect Pittsburgh neighborhoods along the Allegheny River. The Green Boulevard will create and ...
  • Arboretum Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt

    One of Pennsylvania's rail-with-trails, where trains and trail users share a corridor, the Arboretum Trail is a lovely landscaped trail through downtown Oakmont. The rail corridor has a dramatic history of use-and disuse. Between 1853 and 1856, ...
  • Armstrong Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 36 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    In western Pennsylvania, the Armstrong Trail offers 30 miles of improved trail with several short on-road sections between Rosston and East Brady in Armstrong and Clarion Counties. North of East Brady, another 6 miles of unimproved trail ...
  • Barnum Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    Nestled in a northern valley of West Virginia, the Barnum Rail-Trail follows the North Branch of the Potomac River through the superb scenery of the Upper Potomac region. If you plan to explore this out-and-back trail by bike, a mountain bike ...
  • Bells Gap Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    The Bells Gap Rail-Trail is really two trails in one-a flat 2.1-mile southern section with smooth crushed limestone surface, and a rougher, more difficult northern section best-suited for mountain bike enthusiasts or hikers seeking a challenge. ...
  • Browns Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    One mile of the proposed 4 mile Brown's Run Trail is currently open near Masontown in German Township, Fayette County, Pa. The crushed stone path includes interpretuve signage and has a connection to a local restaurant housed in an 18th century ...
  • Butler-Freeport Community Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 19.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    Built in 1871 to transport the region's high-quality limestone to support Pittsburgh's growing steel industry, the Butler-Freeport line was the first railroad in the county. After a two-day celebration of the opening, the railroad conducted ...
  • CandI Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    The CandI Trail (often pronounced Candy) had some improvements made to a few bridge crossings prior to the July 2011 Greenway Sojourn but the surface is primarily large rock ballast and cannot be opened to the public until surface conditions ...
  • Carpendale Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Short new trail connecting Ridgeley, WV with the C&O Canal Towpath at milepost 183 near the east end of Cumberland, Maryland. This new trail will include the Knobbley Tunnel and Bridge over the Potomac River.
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park

    State: DC, MD
    Length: 184.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park (a.k.a. C&O Canal Towpath) follows the route of the Potomac River for 184.5 miles between Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and Cumberland, Maryland. Hundreds of original features, including locks, ...
  • Clymer Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Clymer Trail offers a short, but pleasant route along a wooded hillside on Clymer Borough's west end. The rail-trail follows the former Sample Run Mine Branch of the Cherry Tree & Dixonville Railroad. Clymer commemorates its railroad heritage ...
  • Coal & Coke Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The scenic Coal & Coke Trail connects the communities of Mount Pleasant and Scottdale in Westmoreland County and offers many glimpses of the picturesque nature and local communities of Westmoreland County. The 6-mile trail is built on the old ...
  • Five Star Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 7.75 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Trail users on this inviting corridor follow the path of an old Southern Pennsylvania Railroad line, in some places traveling alongside unused tracks (not to be confused with the newer Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad, which operates along 66 ...
  • Ghost Town Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 36.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Despite its eerie name, there's nothing scary about the Ghost Town Trail. The trail is named for the numerous towns that were served by the Ebensburg & Blacklick Railroad, as well as the Cambria & Indiana Railroad. It winds through scenic Blacklick ...
  • Great Allegheny Passage (Trail System Overview)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD, PA
    Length: 150 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Now the longest rail-trail east of the Mississippi River, the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage spans two states in its course along great rivers and across mountain passes. Running from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cumberland, Maryland, the ...
  • Great Shamokin Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Tracing a section of the abandoned Rural Valley Railroad corridor the Great Shamokin Path parallels the Cowanshannock Creek for 3.5 miles. The eastern part of the trail, which is surfaced primarily with dirt and gravel, is most suitable for ...
  • Harpers Ferry Railroad Bridge

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD, WV
    Length: 0.14 miles
    Surface: Boardwalk

    This rail-with-trail bridge crosses the Potomac River near its confluence with the Shenandoah River, at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. A cantilevered section of the bridge allows pedestrian access between Harpers Ferry and the Chesapeake & Ohio ...
  • Hoodlebug Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    Any trail with a name like "Hoodlebug" deserves a visit. The 10-mile trail follows the path of the 1856-era Indiana Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which ran from Blairsville north to the town of Indiana. "Hoodlebug" was the local nickname ...
  • Huntingdon and Broad Top Rail Trail (H&BT Rail Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The first two miles of the Huntingdon and Broad Top Rail Trail (H&BT Rail Trail) are now open from Riddlesburg to Hopewell. This section offers a scenic trek through woodlands. Eventually, the trail will stretch 10.6 miles along the Raystown ...
  • Indian Creek Valley Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Open since 1989, the creek-side Indian Creek Valley Trail traces the route of the Indian creek Valley Railraod (ICVRR). Just north of Indian Head, you will come to a cluster of acid mine drainage remediation ponds, designed to filter pollutants ...
  • Jim Mayer Riverwalk

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

  • Kendall Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The little-known Kendall Trail extends 2 miles south from the tiny community of Friendsville, Maryland, to the ruins of the former logging town of Kendall. The trail offers expansive views of the Youghiogheny River, which it parallels for most ...
  • Kiski River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Kiski River Trail, built on the former M-Line Railroad bed, begins in downtown Apollo and follows the scenic Kiskiminetas River (called "Kiski" locally) for a half-mile. The nearly level trail is surfaced with fine crushed limestone and ...
  • Ligonier Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The first 0.5 mile of the Ligonier Valley Trail and Bikeway is now complete, linking the town's popular attractions: Fort Ligonier from the days of George Washington and the French and Indian War, the historic Compass Inn for stagecoach travelers, ...
  • Lower Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 16.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Grab your bike or your walking shoes, or saddle up your horse, and head for the cool breezes and dappled shade of the 17-mile Lower Trail. The name "Lower," which rhymes with "flower," refers to attorney T. Dean Lower, who provided the funds ...
  • Montour Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 55.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Montour Trail follows a portion of the old Montour Railroad, which was built between 1877 and 1914 to link the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad with the region's many coal mines. Forming a semi-circle around Pittsburgh, the Montour Railroad ...
  • Moraine State Park Bike Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Moraine State Park features a seven mile bike trail, which follows along the North Shore. This trail was completed in the Summer of 2006. The trail can be found in the Northeast section of the park on the North Shore of the park. Along the way ...
  • North Hills Harmony Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Harmony Trail in the North Hills is a work in progress, managed by volunteers with the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy. As of August 2011, about 1 mile of a proposed 4.3 miles of abandoned rail corridor have been completed. The conservancy ...
  • Ohio River Greenway Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) is a non-profit, volunteer-led corporation whose mission is to establish, promote, protect and preserve a multi-use trail, the Ohio River Greenway Trail, along the Ohio River and its tributaries from the Columbiana ...
  • PWS Trail System

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 36 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Forbes State Forest and the adjacent state parks (Linn Run, Laurel Mountain, and Laurel Ridge) maintain the PWS Trail System, a network of snowmobile trails and forest service roads though the second-growth forest along Laurel Hill. Much of ...
  • Path of the Flood Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast

    Though it memorializes a sad occasion, the Path of the Flood Trail is a beautiful, tranquil trail. In the Johnstown Flood of 1889, the South Fork Dam failed and more than 2,200 townspeople lost their lives. The first 2 miles of the trail ...
  • Pike 2 Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    This corridor is an 8+ mile section of abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike (built and never used) and is currently owned by the Southern Alleghenies Conservancy (http://sac-sarcd.org/sac_info.htm). The "trail" is officially closed for liability ...
  • Roaring Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The out-and-back Roaring Run is the third incarnation of this pathway. First to occupy the waterfront site was the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal towpath, which operated between 1825 and 1850. The Apollo Industrial Track was eventually built on ...
  • Rock Furnace Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 1.5-mile Rock Furnace Trail is a scenic path in Roaring Run Recreation Area. The trail follows Roaring Run Creek from its confluence at the Kiski River to a small parking area off Brownstown Road. The steep, hilly trail makes for a scenic ...
  • Rotary Walk Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

  • Sheepskin Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Sheepskin Trail is a lovely rural trail located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The Trail currently connects the town of Dunbar with the Youghiougheny River Trail section of the Great Allegheny Passage, just south of Connelsville. The ...
  • Six to Ten Trail System(formerly Allegheny Portage)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    Following the corridor of a mountain-crossing railroad that operated 1834-1854, this trail has two segments approximately 15 miles apart. The southern, crushed stone segment, about 2.3 miles long, winds though a lush forest to the renovated ...
  • Steel Valley Trail - Great Allegheny Passage

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 14.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

    The Steel Valley Trail follows the shores of the Monongahela River, through historic battlefields and former steel mill sites in Homestead, Braddock, Duquesne, McKeesport, Glassport and Clairton. Massive industrial furnaces from the Homestead ...
  • Tredway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Tredway Trail's full name is the Wynn and Clara Tredway River Trail, a 2.5-mile run on the eastern side of the Allegheny River just north of New Kensington. The trail is included in an initiative called the Erie-Pittsburgh Trail Alliance, ...
  • Vestal Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Grass, Gravel

    The Vestal Trail is 0.5-mile connection through town of McCandless that joins the Oakridge neighborhood to the playing fields at its eastern end. The trail is maintained by volunteers of the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy and is part of the ...
  • West Penn Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The West Penn Trail, a National Recreation Trail, runs largely along the corridor of the Portage Railroad line that operated from 1830 to 1864 between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. The trail is steadily being extended. Before you visit, check the ...
  • Westmoreland Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Westmoreland Heritage Trail is an excellent example of a family-friendly multi-use rail-trail. This crushed-limestone trail features reclaimed railroad bridges over the Conemaugh River and Loyalhanna Creek, both offering great views of the ...
  • Youghiogheny River Trail (North) - Great Allegheny Passage

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 43 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    For up-to-date information on the Great Allegheny Passage, visit the Allegheny Trail Alliance Web site and to discover Trail Towns along the Great Allegheny Passage, visit the Trail Town Program Web site The YRT North Section is a 43-mile ...
  • Youghiogheny River Trail (South) - Great Allegheny Passage

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 28 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    For up-to-date information on the Great Allegheny Passage, visit the Allegheny Trail Alliance Web site and to discover Trail Towns along the Great Allegheny Passage, visit the Trail Town Program Web site This trail has been named as one of ...
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