Bike Trails in Pennsylvania

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  • 202 Parkway Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 202 Parkway Trail, part of The Circuit (Greater Philadelphia's trail network) connects three towns—Montgomery, Warrington, and Doylestown—on its 9-mile route paralleling the scenic byway. The paved 12-foot-wide pathway is separated from ...
  • Allegheny National Forest - Minister Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.6 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    This moderately difficult trail features great views of Minister Creek and passes by several outstanding rock outcropings, the latter about 1 mile from the trailhead parking lot. This heavily used trail is marked with white diamonds. The trail ...
  • Allegheny National Forest - Tidioute Riverside RecTrek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    Located on the western side of the Allegheny National Forest, this trail extends north to south, parallel to the Allegheny River from the town of Tidioute to Grove Run. The trail retains much of the wilderness appeal of the surrounding forest ...
  • 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 ...
  • Angelica Creek Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Angelica Creek Trail, in Reading's suburbs, begins at a scenic stretch of the Schuylkill River Trail, then goes south along the river a short distance before heading northwest toward Angelica Creek Park and Alvernia University. The park's ...
  • 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 ...
  • Back Mountain Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Back Mountain Trail, originally built by lumber and ice king Albert Lewis of Wyoming Valley 115 years ago, was acquired by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in 1887. Lumber, ice, leather goods and anthracite coal were milled, tanned, mined and ...
  • Bear Hole Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Swatara Creek runs through the vast woodlands of Swatara State Park in eastern Pennsylvania. Bear Hole Trail traces the eastern side of the waterway, while the Swatara Rail-Trail runs along the other bank. Together, they form a 20-mile loop, ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Blaisdell-Emery Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Blaisdell-Emery Trail follows an abandoned railroad bed between South Bradford and the borough of Lewis Run. This scenic trail parallels Tunungant Creek (locally called Tuna Creek) for part of the way and offers a nice quiet stroll or bike ...
  • Bloomsburg Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bloomsburg Rail-Trail runs for a short distance along the former rail bed on the northwest side of town. Following the east bank of Fishing Creek, the trail stretches between Millville Road just south of I-80 and Railroad Street near where ...
  • Bristol Spurline Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Since it opened as a railroad spur in the 1800s, this pretty trail has always been about connections. In 1834 the Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad launched the spur to carry goods from Bristol, Pennsylvania, then a bustling little port where ...
  • Buckwha Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Buckwha Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile rail-trail that is equally in Monroe Co. and Carbon Co. The eastern part of the trail, in Monroe Co. is owned by Eldred Township and is maintained by the Kunkletown Rod and Gun Club and is in fairly good ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chambersburg Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chambersburg Rail Trail is a 1.2 mile paved urban trail that connects neighborhoods just a few blocks west of the community's central business district. Starting at South Street, the trail occupies the center of a boulevard that separates ...
  • Chester Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Chester Valley Trail currently stretches 13 miles between Exton and King of Prussia. Its west end is anchored by Exton Park, while its east end stops just shy of the King of Prussia Mall. Along the way, the trail also passes through Tredyffrin ...
  • Clarion Highlands

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Clarion Highlands Trail is one of the highest rail-trails in the Commonwealth. It traverses the Allegheny Plateau, passing over the divide between the Clarion and Allegheny Rivers, and follows the Old Clarion Secondary Rail Corridor. Its ...
  • 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 ...
  • Conestoga Greenway Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail is not offically part of the Lancaster County Park system. It runs next to the Conestoga River at Sunnyside. The one end of the trail is at Lancaster County Central Park. Although there is vehicular traffic in the Park it is great ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cross County Trail (PA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Cross County Trail runs for 3 miles between the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken and the village of Plymouth Meeting. The trail links suburban shopping with neighborhoods and mostly parallels a short section of I-476. Plans call ...
  • Cumberland County Biker/Hiker Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone

    This gently winding trail in Pine Grove Furnace State Park passes along the shores of two lakes and through the woodlands of Michaux State Forest. Pine Grove Furnace began operating in 1764 to take advantage of the small but rich South Mountain ...
  • Cynwyd Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Cynwyd Heritage Trail is a 2-mile linear park and rail-to-trail that connects Lower Merion Township to the Manayunk bridge over the Schuylkill River just outside Philadelphia. More than 30,000 hours of volunteer labor have created the trail ...
  • D & L Trail - Lehigh Canal South

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    If you feel like a stroll down the lazy river, then this is the trail for you. This peaceful trail follows the canal and Lehigh River for almost its entire length. This trail offers a variety of path surfaces—wide paved asphalt, wide crushed ...
  • D & L Trail - Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 25.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    When coal was discovered in Summit Hill in the late 1700s, a rush of development ensued in the Lehigh Valley. Josiah White and the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company constructed a series of dams and canals in the early 1800s to move coal to ...
  • D & L Trail - Walnutport to Weissport

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 13.9 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone

    This trail is a combination of canal towpath and rail-trail. On the east side of the Lehigh River, the trail follows the earthen canal towpath. On the west side of the river, the trail follows a rail-trail of crushed stone, between Slatington ...
  • D&H Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 38 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Gravity Railroad conducted a 3-mile test of the first steam locomotive in the U.S. in August 1829, which ran from the towns of Honesdale to Seeleyville, Pennsylvania, and discovered that the train was too heavy for ...
  • East Branch Brandywine Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Less than an hour west of Philadelphia, the East Branch Brandywine Trail begins south of Downingtown and continues south along its namesake river. The paved trail passes through meadows and wooded areas, including the M. John Johnson Nature ...
  • Ephrata Linear Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The park is a short (less than 1 mile) but well developed paved bikeway, that will eventually connect to the Lititz-Warwick trailway. It has been built on the former Reading & Columbia shortline Railroad and includes connections to schools, ...
  • Ernst Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Along its 6-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 ...
  • Exeter Scenic River Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Exeter Scenic River Trail follows the north shore of the Schuylkill River. The tree-lined route provides views of the river and runs to the Klapperthal Trail at the base of Neversink Mountain.
  • 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 ...
  • Forks Township Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Forks Township Recreation Trail follows the an old right-of-way of the former Lehigh & New England Railroad. Starting at the trail's midpoint behind the Riverview Country Club in Easton, you'll find a smooth, paved section for 0.5 mile through ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Like so many trails in this area, the Great Hazleton Rails to Trails occupies the former corridor of a railroad line that supported the local coal mining industry. After a half century of disuse, the local community has turned the corridor into ...
  • 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 ...
  • Heritage Rail Trail County Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 22.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Heritage Rail Trail County Park winds for more than 22 miles through urban and rural landscapes between the city of York and the Maryland state line. It connects Maryland's Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail with the historic district of York, PA. ...
  • Hollow Creek Greenway

    State: PA
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Hollow Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway through scenic woodlands and valleys, offering a quiet oasis in the suburbs. The trail provides an important link between neighborhoods, schools and community parks from Springfield Township ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ironton Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 9.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Ironton Rail-Trail is the quintessential example of how a former rail corridor can transform a community. This trail has it all for locals and visitors alike. If you are looking for beautiful scenery, safe venues for exercise and access ...
  • Iroquois Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Iroquois Trail is scenic and remote, stretching about 2 miles through Tunkhannock, a gateway community to the Endless Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. The rail-trail follows the route of the Lehigh Valley Railroad's Montrose Branch, ...
  • J. Manley Robbins Trail, aka Robbins Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    J. Manley Robbins Trail is a short trail with a long history. Quite possibly it is the oldest documented rail-trail in the country. The trail leads through a beautiful deciduous forest high above the Mahoning Creek. It is barely 1 mile long ...
  • JFK Walking Trail - Pottsville Bike Path & Jogging Area

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.82 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The JFK Walking Trail is a hidden gem created to be part of the Pottsville Community flagship recreation complex. The paved trail is located behind the tennis courts and pool. A stylish sign complete with picket fence marks the entry way to ...
  • Jim Mayer Riverwalk

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

  • Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail, named for a local resident who died in a bicycling accident, offers a safe paved route through Derry and nearby communities. It begins in a rural area just south of Hummelstown, near the Indian Echo Caverns, ...
  • Kinzua Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    This trail lies at the bottom of the Kinzua Valley running parallel to Kinzua Creek and using the former Valley Railroad Grade. Approximately 3 miles of the section just west of Westline has been developed with an improved crushed stone surface. ...
  • Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 17.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The multi-use Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LRHT) follows Pennsylvania's Lackawanna River and, when complete, will be more than 70 miles. The trail begins at the confluence of the Lackawanna and Susquehanna rivers in Pittston, southwest of ...
  • Lambs Creek Hike & Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    In 1979 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers saw value in this corridor near the Tioga River, which was part of the Erie Lackawanna Rail Line. It once passed through the village of Lambs Creek, which is no more. The Corps paved the former rail line ...
  • Lancaster Junction Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    Originally the Reading & Columbia Railroad, this branch of the Reading Railroad was built to haul anthracite coal to Columbia where it was loaded into barges on the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal for shipment to the port of Baltimore. The Reading ...
  • LeTort Spring Run Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    The short, tranquil LeTort Spring Run Nature Trail follows its namesake creek closely, LeTort Spring Run, through a mix of deciduous trees and lowland marshes bristling with tall grasses and cattails. Bring your fishing gear; the LeTort is one ...
  • Lehigh and New England Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The beautiful Lehigh and New England trail is a short, crushed stone trail that follows a section of the former Lehigh and New England Railroad corridor. A lush tree canopy separates the trail from nearby State Highway 309. Detailed signage ...
  • 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, ...
  • Lititz-Warwick Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Built on an abandoned corridor of the Reading Railroad, the Lititz/Warwick Trailway traverses developed and agricultural land in the township and the borough of Lititz. The trail is a walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing destination ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Luzerne County Levee Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Luzerne County Levee Trail is a 12-mile paved path made up of 4 different reaches on either side of the Susquehanna River. A system of interconnected paved trails built atop the flood protection levees in the Wyoming Valley. Also known as ...
  • Luzerne County National Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Concrete, Gravel

    Tracing about two miles of riverfront today, this trail eventually will form a 16-mile pathway along an active railway. Chain link fencing separates the tracks from the trail. In downtown Pittston, the flat rail-trail intersects with a path ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Marilla Bridges Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Marilla Bridges Trail provides a 1-mile loop around Marilla Reservoir in Bradford, not far from the Pennsylvania/New York border. The fine-crushed limestone trail offers a scenic trek through the pine forest surrounding the lake, where you ...
  • 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 ...
  • McDade Recreational Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 32 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail is named after a former member of Congress from the area known for his dedication to public lands. The trail, located within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, offers diverse views of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Muhlenberg Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.75 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Currently a 1.75-mile section of the trail is open from 8:00 am to dusk. The trail runs parallel to Rosedale Avenue in Laureldale Borough on the former corridor of the East Penn Branch Railroad. The trail surface is made of crushed stone and ...
  • Neversink Connector Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Reading's Neversink Connector Trail is a short paved pathway that branches off the Thun Trail, a 18-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail. It begins near the Reading Area Community College and follows the northeast bank of the Schuylkill ...
  • 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 ...
  • Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 11.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

    Northwest Lancaster County River Trail will one day stretch 14 miles, connecting three townships along the east bank of the Susquehanna River: Conoy, East Donegal, and West Hempfield, as well as several other riverfront communities. Currently, ...
  • O&W Trail - PA

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    There are two trails named the O&W: one in New York and this one in Pennsylvania. Although the trail stretches 32 miles (as shown on the map), only the first 8 miles of trail (from Simpson to Stillwater) are managed by the Northeast Pennsylvania ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Palmer Township Recreation Trail (Towpath Bike Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 7.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Palmer Township Recreation Trail (a.k.a. the Towpath Bike Trail) is a terrific community asset for Palmer and Bethlehem township residents and a great destination for visitors as well. Three modes of transportation once operated on this ...
  • Peace Valley Park Hike & Bike Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Peace Valley Park Hike & Bike Trail offers 4 miles of blacktop along the shores of Lake Galena, just north of Doylestown in eastern Pennsylvania. The scenic trail travels through woodlands and meadows and is generally flat, except for one ...
  • Pennypack Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 12.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Pennypack Trail is a 2.4-mile rail-trail located mostly in Lorimer Park in Montgomery County and connected to Pennpack Park in Philadelphia County. Converted from the old Fox Chase-Newton Branch line, this trail runs from Rockledge Borough ...
  • Perkiomen Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 19.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The history of Perkiomen Trail railroad corridor extends more than 140 years. Founded shortly after the Civil War, the Perkiomen Railway Company started running from Oaks to Pennsburg in 1868. New transportation spurred development along the ...
  • Plainfield Township Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    From 1880 until well into the 20th century, Bangor and Portland Railway steam locomotives plied this corridor and others in the region, providing essential transportation services for the nearby quarries. Conrail bought the Plainfield Township ...
  • Port Richmond Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although less than 2 miles, the Port Richmond Trail—a key component of the North Delaware River Greenway—provides an important connection between northeast Philadelphia and the Delaware River. It's also a part of two growing trail networks, ...
  • Powerline Trail (PA)

    State: PA
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Powerline Trail in Horsham Township connects schools, parks, business centers and neighborhoods along an easement managed by PECO/Exelon. Parts of the trail have road crossings, so use caution. The trail will eventually extend west through ...
  • 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 ...
  • Radnor Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.41 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This 2.4-mile paved trail provides a quiet, scenic escape northwest of Philadelphia, from Encke Park at Radnor-Chester Road to the shopping center at Sugartown Road and Route 30. The trail travels mostly through wooded areas, passes near local ...
  • Rail Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Philadelphia’s Rail Park is an exciting project developing right in the heart of the city that will connect several neighborhoods, cultural attractions, and Fairmount Park. The 3-mile rail-trail, being advanced by a non-profit group called Friends ...
  • Railroad Grade Trail (Ives Run )

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder

    North of Mansfield lies the Railroad Grade Trail, know to locals as Ives Run. The 2.5-mile trail begins on the north end at the Ives Run Recreation area, near the boat launch parking lot. Travelers on the sometimes rough crushed stone surface ...
  • Red Lion Mile

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    This is a pleasant one mile community trail which begins right at the center of Red Lion, PA. The main trailhead is on Main St. at the restored MA&PA train station, which now is home to the Red Lion Historical Society. As of December 2010: approximately ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sandy Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sandy Creek Trail carves its way through some of the most remote and spectacular countryside in northwestern Pennsylvania. This 12-mile paved trail has some impressive features, including tunnels and massive trestles like the Belmar Bridge, ...
  • Saucon Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Saucon Rail Trail connects four communities: Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township, Upper Saucon Township, and Coopersburg. The trail has a slight 1% grade traveling from north to south and is easy for a leisurely stroll or bike ride. Along the ...
  • Schuylkill River Trail - Bartram Trail Section

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The John Bartram Trail (a.k.a. Bartram Trail) is simply one section of the very involved Schuylkill River Trail, which is being developed in sections as funds and capacity permit. Currently 9.6 miles of the Bartram Trail is open. There are two ...
  • Schuylkill River Trail - Phoenixville to Pottstown

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Phoenixville to Pottstown segment of the Schuylkill River Trail is being completed in stages. As of early 2012, a 1-mile segment in Phoenixville is complete as is another 5.6-mile segment stretching between Township Line Road at Cromby Road ...
  • Schuylkill River Trail - Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

    State: PA
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Although less than a half-mile long, the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is an incredible experience; built 50 feet from shore, you're walking directly over the Schuylkill River in the vibrant heart of Philadelphia. Along the way, four lookouts with ...
  • Schuylkill River Trail - Thun Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 18.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Thun Trail (pronounced "tune") is part of the Schuylkill River Trail System. Large railroad bridges, built in 1918, provide impressive views of the Schuylkill River and the surrounding hills. Paralleling Routes 422 and 724, this section ...
  • Schuylkill River Trail - Valley Forge to Philadelphia

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 27 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Valley Forge to Philadelphia segment of the Schuylkill River Trail stretches 27 miles along the historic Schuylkill River, from downtown Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art out to Montgomery County and Valley Forge National Historic ...
  • Shawmut Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Shawmut Trail begins in the southwest corner of the small, charming community of Smethport and continues southwest out of town along Marvin Creek. Along the way, views are a mix of woodlands, meadows, and farm fields. A good place to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Skippack Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Skippack Trail traverses a township of the same name in eastern Pennsylvania, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Its western end connects to the Perkiomen Trail, a 19-mile north-south route from Green Lane to Oaks. From there, the ...
  • Slate Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Slate Heritage Trail is built on the former Lehigh Valley Railroad, which opened in 1874 and transported slate products from quarries in northern Lehigh County to Slatington to connect with the railroad's main line. Trail-goers can learn ...
  • South Bethlehem Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The South Bethlehem Greenway is a linear park that follows a former Norfolk Southern rail line through the southern neighborhoods of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The trail parallels Daly Avenue/State Route 412 for much of its route and passes the ...
  • Stavich Bicycle Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH, PA
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Constructed in 1983 with the help of donations from the Stavich Family and local individuals, the Stavich Trail is unusual in several ways. First, unlike most rail-trails, it was built on an interurban electric railroad right-of-way: the Penn–Ohio ...
  • Struble Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chester County Parks & Recreation Department opened this trail in 1979 on part of a former Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way. Today the 2.6-mile trail attracts more than 125,000 visitors each year. Named for the late Robert G. Struble, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Swatara Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The discovery of anthracite coal in the Tremont area of Pennsylvania shaped commerce and development well into the 1800s. The Union Canal was constructed in the 1820s to connect the Schuylkill and Susquehanna rivers and improve transport of ...
  • Tatamy Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Tatamy Trail begins in West Easton and heads north to Tatamy Borough, primarily along a former railroad corridor. On its southern end, it meets the Palmer Township Recreation Trail, which connects the towns of Palmer and Bethlehem on nearly ...
  • The Lions' Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Picking up directly across Norwood Road from the Struble trail's south end point, The Lions' trail offers a half mile of paved trail winding through scenic Kardon Park with 10 acres of ponds and over 40 acres of open green space, wetlands and ...
  • 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, ...
  • Trolley Trail (PA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Boardwalk, Gravel

    The first section of the Trolley Trail, built along a former Northern Electric Railway right-of-way in northeastern Pennsylvania, will officially open October 10, 2014. This 3-mile segment runs between Clarks Summit, Glenburn, and Dalton. The ...
  • 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 ...
  • Warren to North Warren Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Located along the banks of Conewango Creek, the open 3-mile segment of this proposed 11-mile trail follows an old New York Central branch north from the city of Warren. Designed to serve primarily as a safe, off-road route for cyclists and commuters, ...
  • Warrington Township Multi-Use Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Still in project phase, but 2 miles are completed as part of the master plan. The first phase and trail head is in a park called "Lower Nike park". It was once one of the 13 Nike Atlas class missile sites used to defend Philadelphia from ICBM ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive)

    State: PA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Wissahickon Valley Park Trail (Forbidden Drive) follows the creek of the same name through the entire length of the park. The ominous sounding Forbidden Drive was so named because in the 1920s cars were banned from it. Today, it's open to pedestrians, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wyomissing Creek Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wyomissing Creek Trail offers a pleasant tree-lined route along its namesake waterway in West Reading. At its eastern end, you can connect to an 18-mile segment of the Schuylkill River Trail that travels from Reading to Pottstown. A highlight ...