Hastings, Pennsylvania (PA) Trails & Maps

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  • 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 ...
  • Apollo's Kiski Riverfront Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Apollo's Kiski Riverfront Trail, built on the former M-Line Railroad bed, begins in downtown Apollo and follows the scenic Kiskiminetas River (called "Kiski" locally) to North Apollo. The nearly level trail is surfaced with fine crushed limestone ...
  • 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 ...
  • Beaver Dam Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Located in one of Pennsylvanias most popular State Parks, the Beaver Dam Trail follows old railroad grades at Parker Dam State Park in Clearfield County. The trail runs past streams, beaver dams, meadows and beautiful stands of hemlock, pine ...
  • Beaver Meadow Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Developed as a Safe Routes to School project, the Beaver Meadow Trail runs for 1.5 miles between Liberty Boulevard and Schaffer Road (SR 4017). The paved trail offers a pleasant stroll or short bicycle ride along Sandy Lick Creek.
  • Bellefonte Central Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone

    Serene year-round, the Bellefonte Central Rail Trail (BCRT) in central Pennsylvania runs along 1.3 miles of the old Buffalo Run, Bellefonte and Bald Eagle Railroad corridor. The original 19-mile line connecting the towns of Bellefonte and State ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Clarion-Little Toby Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    This picturesque trail meanders along the Wild and Scenic Clarion River and Little Toby Creek through Elk and Jefferson counties between the charming small towns of Ridgway and Brockway. Tree cover provides shade in the summer months. As you ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cowanshannock Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.27 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The short but scenic Cowanshannock Trail is a great pathway for hikers, walkers, and bikers to use to link to the larger Armstrong Trail. The Cowanshannock is 1.27 miles long, and plans are to extend it as much as four miles. The trail follows ...
  • David S. Ammerman Trail (formerly Clearfield to Grampian Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Once known as the Clearfield and Grampian Trail, in 2011, the name was changed to the David S. Ammerman Trail in memory of the man who championed turning the abandoned rail corridor into a recreational trail. Take in scenic views of water, ...
  • Dimeling to Madera Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder

    This is an undeveloped railbanked corridor. ATV and other motorized users keep the vegetation in check via their use.
  • Five Bridges Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    The Five Bridges Trail in northwestern Pennsylvania uses a portion of the former Pittsburgh and Shawmut Railroad corridor, which ran from Brockway to Brookville. Begin at the western end of the trail in Allens Mills, where parking is available. ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Houtzdale Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The old railroad line known as the Moshannon, or the Mills Branch, crossed the Moshannon Valley during the mid- to late 1800s. The line was the foundation of the region's late 19th- and early 20th-century economy. The valley's vast reserves ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jim Mayer Riverwalk

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

  • 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, ...
  • Little Crabtree Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Less than an hour from Pittsburgh, the Little Crabtree Creek travels for just over a mile through the community of Greensburg. From the parking lot of Westmoreland County’s Twin Lakes Park, the trail travels up out of the park and begins to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mahoning Shadow Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Mahoning Shadow Trail has a flat surface that is easy for biking, running and walking. There is little signage on the trail, but each trailhead and access point is well marked. Begin at the Fordham Trailhead. The trail parallels Mahoning ...
  • 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: 4 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 ...
  • Redbank Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 50.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone

    Redbank Valley Rail Trail follows the old Allegheny Valley Railroad, which dates back to 1873. The trail begins at Brookville and winds along Redbank Creek for 41 miles on a southwest trajectory across three counties to the Allegheny River. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Snow Shoe Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 18.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel

    Coordinated by the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails Association (SSRTA), the Snow Shoe Trail caters primarily to ATV and off-road motorcycle enthusiasts. It is open to other users as well, but the rough ballast and gravel surface makes for a bumpy ...
  • Susquehannock Trail System

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 30 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Located in scenic Potter and Clinton Counties, the Susquehannock Hiking Trail is an 85-mile amalgamation of old Civilian Conservation Corps fire trails, logging roads and railroad grades through the Susquehannock State Forest. Isolated and pristine, ...
  • West Creek Recreational Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 18.9 miles
    Surface:

    The West Creek Rail Trail Association is working on developing a trail on the abandoned rail corridor between St. Mary's and Emporium, Pa. To date, no surface devlopment has been completed.
  • 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 ...
  • Wolf Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Running parallel to State Route 219, this 4 mile section of trail has been built on a former line of the Pennsylvania Railroad (Line 651) and runs from Sandy Township in Clearfield County (near Triangle Tech School in Falls Creek, Pa) north ...
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