Monongahela, Pennsylvania (PA) Trails & Maps

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Beaver River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Situated in downtown Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, the asphalt trail runs through a park setting on the former Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad close to the Beaver River and ending near the rugby fields at the Geneva College Campus. The trail ...
  • Brooke Pioneer Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Brooke Pioneer Trail follows the east bank of the Ohio River between Wellsburg and the Brooke–Ohio County line at Short Creek. Here the Brooke Pioneer Trail continues into Ohio County as the Wheeling Heritage Trails. Both trails are paved ...
  • Browns Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    One mile of the proposed 4-mile Browns Run Trail is currently open near Masontown in German Township, Fayette County. The trail follows the former Monongahela and B&O lines from Lardin House, a local restaurant housed in an 18th-century historic ...
  • 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 ...
  • Caperton Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Morgantown is known as the home of West Virginia University, the inspiration for a Joni Mitchell song and the birthplace of Don Knotts. But it’s also known for its extensive rail-trail system along the Monongahela River—one of a few American ...
  • Cheat Lake Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Cheat Lake Trail is the result of a generous donation of land by Allegheny Energy (now FirstEnergy) near its Lake Lynn Power Station on scenic Cheat Lake. The area was once home to West Penn Beach, a cluster of vacation cottages available ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Deckers Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Morgantown is known as the home of West Virginia University, the inspiration for a Joni Mitchell song and the birthplace of Don Knotts. But it’s also known for its extensive rail-trail system along the Monongahela River—one of a few American ...
  • 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 ...
  • Glen Dale to Moundsville Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Glen Dale to Moundsville Rail-Trail runs for 3.4 paved miles between Glen Dale City Park and Moundsville Riverview Park. The trail parallels the Ohio River behind shopping plazas and neighborhoods.
  • Great Allegheny Passage

    Rail-Trail

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

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

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    About 60 miles south of Pittsburgh, the beautiful Greene River Trail parallels the Monongahela River as it winds through the coal mining region of Greene County. Conrail originally used the rail corridor until the Greene County Department of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Joel McCann Memorial Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Joel McCann Memorial Trail is part of what will one day be a 16-mile rail-trail from Barrackville to Mannington following the former Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad. Currently, a 1.5-mile section of the rail-trail is complete along Buffalo ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 in Unity Township, east of Greensburg. This first phase of the trail opened in July 2014; a future phase will extend the trail another 1.4 miles north ...
  • Marion County Trail (MCTrail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Marion County Trail—better known as the MCTrail—runs for nearly 3 miles along Pricketts Creek through rural Marion County. The trail's main highlight is a 1,200-foot lighted tunnel (Meredith Tunnel) under Speedway Avenue and Suncrest Boulevard. The ...
  • Mon River Trail North

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Morgantown is known as the home of West Virginia University, the inspiration for a Joni Mitchell song and the birthplace of Don Knotts. But it’s also known for its extensive rail-trail system along the Monongahela River—one of a few American ...
  • Mon River Trail South

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 17.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Morgantown is known as the home of West Virginia University, the inspiration for a Joni Mitchell song and the birthplace of Don Knotts. But it’s also known for its extensive rail-trail system along the Monongahela River—one of a few American ...
  • Montour Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 54.9 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 ...
  • Montour Trail - Airport Connector

    State: PA
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Airport Connector is a spur off the impressive Montour Trail that circles the western outskirts of Pittsburgh. The 6-mile paved pathway begins just off the extended-term parking lot on the western end of the Pittsburgh International Airport. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Panhandle Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA, WV
    Length: 29 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Panhandle Trail is another jewel in the Pittsburgh metro area trail system. A Conrail line, known as the Panhandle Railroad, once connected Pittsburgh to Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis on this route. The rail corridor has been transformed ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 popular Great Allegheny Passage, just south of Connellsville. The trail is well surfaced with crushed ...
  • Three Rivers Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 24 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Three Rivers Heritage Trail evolved from five separate trails and today comprises several unique sections. Most of these segments are riverfront trails along both banks of the three rivers that form Pittsburgh’s famous point: the Allegheny, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wellsburg Yankee Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wellsburg Yankee Trail is a short, paved rail-trail that spans the entire length of Wellsburg, a small city on the Ohio River in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle. The community trail runs through the heart of the small city, sharing Yankee ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wheeling Heritage Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 16.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wheeling Heritage Trails are known locally as two trails: the Ohio River Trail and the Wheeling Creek Trail. The route is flat and paved, and beautiful signs along the way provide a self-guided tour of Wheeling's past. The Ohio River ...
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