Girard, Pennsylvania (PA) Trails & Maps

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  • Allegheny National Forest - Heart's Content XC Ski Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    This trail is not groomed. The three loops are suitable for beginners. The trail is marked with blue diamonds. Check out the short 1.2 mile Hearts Content Interpretive Trail which offers a scenic hike through an old growth forest of beech, hemlock ...
  • Allegheny National Forest - Kellettville to Nebraska Trace

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The route is primitive and unimproved. The trail crosses several streams that are not bridged. The trail follows the scenic Tionesta Creek with lots of great scenery and fishing.
  • Allegheny National Forest - Twin Lakes Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 16.6 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    This trail passes through a variety of pleasing landscapes. The area near Crane Run is especially scenic. The trail is marked with white diamonds. The skill level of this trail is rated more difficult. The Twin Lakes Trail ends at the North ...
  • Allegheny River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 32 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    With a wide, paved pathway and adjacent equestrian trail running through lush woodland and riverside terrain, the Allegheny River Trail (ART) has something to offer every trail enthusiast. Following a segment of the Allegheny River that is part ...
  • Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 28.56 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Though mostly a continuous system of trails from Sherman north to Brocton, some segments of the Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails system go by other names (see below). All the trails are primarily grassy but some portions are gravel or crushed stone. ...
  • Corry Junction Greenway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY, PA
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Crossing the state line into New York near Erie, Pennsylvania, the 7.5-mile trail runs through the beautiful Brokenstraw Valley, passing small streams, a tamarack swamp, deciduous woods and wildflowers. The construction of railroad tracks ...
  • Crooked Creek Trail aka Thornton Junction Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface:

    A seven mile section of the Thornton Junction (aka Crooked Creek) Trail was acquired for public use by the Northwest Pennsylvania Trail Association. The corridor begins immediately south of south of Route 5 at Girard Junction and follows the ...
  • East Branch Trail (PA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder

    The Pennsylvania Railroad originally built the Chautauqua Line as part of a network of rail lines that linked Corry, Titusville, Oil City, Franklin and Meadville during the boom days of the oil industry in Northwest Pennsylvania. Spartansburg, ...
  • Ernst Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Along its 5-mile path, this paved rail-trail crosses through a rich array of natural habitats, from creek bottomlands to meadow, marsh and forest. The trail is named for Calvin Ernst, who owned the Meadville-Linesville Railroad corridor and ...
  • Marienville Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 23.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Marienville Bike Trail is part of a system of roads and trails in the Allegheny National Forest. The trails are open to mountain bikes, trail bikes, and ATVs and are rated as difficult because of the rocky, and sometimes steep, terrain. ...
  • Maurice K. Goddard State Park Multi-Use Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Maurice K. Goddard State Park spans more than 2,000 acres in northwestern Pennsylvania, about 70 miles north of Pittsburgh. A centerpiece of the park is the expansive Lake Wilhelm, popular with anglers. A paved, off-road trail for biking and ...
  • McClintock Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 9.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    As it winds along Oil Creek, McClintock Trail connects Oil Creek State Park with Oil City. Note that much of the route is on-road. Just south of the park, a 1.8-mile section on Waitz Road, a dirt road with a few steep slopes in Cornplanter ...
  • Oil Creek State Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 9.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Titusville and Petroleum Center Railroad had one major purpose when it was built in 1863: to transport oil. Oil was discovered in Oil Creek Valley in 1859 by Colonel Edward Drake and William Smith. Almost overnight, towns such as Titusville, ...
  • Pymatuning State Park Spillway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    Located on the abandoned Erie and Pittsburgh branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, this short but intriguing trail runs through Pymatuning State Park, a large and popular two-state recreation area encompassing a 2,500-acre wildlife refuge around ...
  • Queen City Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This 3-mile trail within the city limits of Titusville extends from the Jersey Bridge parking lot, adjacent to the Drake Well Museum, to South Martin Street in Titusville. A section of the trail at Allen/Bloss St./Brown St. Bridge is share ...
  • Samuel Justus Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Connecting Oil City and Franklin, the Samuel Justus Trail is a 6-mile segment of a 30-mile trail that follows the former Allegheny Valley Railroad. The A.V. was completed to Oil City in 1868 and connected the oil fields with Pittsburgh. It operated ...
  • Shenango River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Shenango River Trail once served as a towpath along the Erie Canal Extension. During the mid-1800s, mules pulled boats along the canal, linking goods from the Great Lakes to Pittsburgh and beyond. Recognizing the geographic significance ...
  • Trout Island Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    2.5 miles of the planned 13 mile trail are now open. Approximately 2 miles are asphalt pavement with a short .5 mile section of unimproved gravel in the middle section. A map is available at the trail web site. www.mctrails.org From the Mercer ...
  • Western Reserve Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 43 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast

    The Western Reserve Greenway is a 43-mile, mostly rural rail-trail that cuts a north–south course from Ashtabula to Warren, Ohio. The greenway's start is only a few miles from Lake Erie, and a planned extension will bring it right to the shoreline. ...
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