Shanksville, Pennsylvania (PA) Trails & Maps

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  • Barnum Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WV
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    Nestled in a northern valley of West Virginia, the Barnum Rail-Trail follows the North Branch 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 is the ...
  • 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

    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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Western Maryland Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 22 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Plan a full day (or two) for your visit to the Western Maryland Rail Trail, a 22-mile paved route that will take you through several eras of American history. You can access this trail from many points, but the main trailhead is in the quaint ...
  • 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 ...
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