Zion, 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Buffalo Flat Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

  • Buffalo Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    As of autumn 2011, 9 miles of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail are complete. The trail runs between Lewisburg and Mifflinburg, and interpretive signs relate the region's history. The trail is mostly paved at both ends but the middle section has ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Extension

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface:

    An 11 extension of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail is planned that will connect Carlisle, PA and the Dickinson College Campus to Shippensburg, PA and Shippensburg State University. The existing trail currently ends at Newville, PA. The purchase ...
  • 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.
  • George B. Will Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Grass

    The George B. Will Trail in Tiadaghton State Forest is named for an early 20th-century Pennsylvania forest ranger. The trail is popular with cross-country skiers and travels through a mixed-pine forest. The loop trail is wide and flat, perfect ...
  • 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 ...
  • Iron Horse Trail (PA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Iron Horse Trail follows two abandoned rail beds: the Path Valley Railroad and the Perry Lumber Company Railroad. Originally, the Path Valley Railroad was going to be an extension for the Newport and Shermans Valley Railroad and would end ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lowlands Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Located in beautiful Sinnemahoning State Park in Pennsylvania, the Lowlands Trail uses the former corridor of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad. The trail and park are now part of the tour development area known as PA Wilds. The Lowlands Trail ...
  • Lycoming Creek Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    In a pretty valley between the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain, the Lycoming Creek Bikeway is a fitting hometown asset. Tourists are not flocking to it, but the local folks have embraced it for their walks, morning ...
  • Newport and Shermans Valley Railroad Trace (formerely Little Buffalo)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.16 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Grass

    Included in the seven-mile network of trails in Little Buffalo State Park are two small sections of rail-trail. Together they are called the Newport and Sherman's Valley Railroad Trace. The rail-trail sections are signed with directional arrows ...
  • North Link Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 9.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The North Link Trail is a 9 mile section of rail-trail which is just one part of an 85-mile loop that winds through the forested hills and valleys of this state forest. Known as the Susquehannock Trail System, it was created by joining together ...
  • Old Tram Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    Lumber mills frequently set up tram cars running on a set of tracks to carry cut timbers from the steep hillsides. The Old Tram Trail is exactly that and has become a short bit of single track to challenge mountain bikers as well as hikers. ...
  • Penns Creek Path (Mid State Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone

    Though little-known compared to other popular rail-trails in Pennsylvania, the Penns Creek Path is worth the effort of visiting for a scenic bike ride or hike in the forest. Pretty in all seasons, it is especially picturesque in June when its ...
  • Pine Creek Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 61.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    One of the premier rail-trails in the Northeast, the Pine Creek Trail in Pine Creek Gorge offers travelers a spectacular 62-mile journey through the area commonly referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. With numerous trailheads, comfort ...
  • Sentiero di Shay

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 13.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Grass

    Primarily a cross-country ski route, this 13.4 mile trail can also be enjoyed for hiking. A must for exciting runs in the winter time the Sentiero Di Shay can also provide an exciting mountain bike adventure. The trail winds down, around and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Susquehanna River Walk & Timber Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Susquehanna River Walk follows the north and south shores of the river's West Branch, including two bridge crossings at Market Street and Maynard Street. The route, much of which was built on top of levees, provides an important connection ...
  • 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, ...
  • Walnut Street Bridge

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface:

    Ever since the 1993 flood waters of the Suquehanna River destroyed the western half of this bridge the Harrisburg communnity has been trying to rebuild it. The eastern half of the bridge has been opened and maintained as a part of the Capitol ...
  • 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.
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