Wheelchair Accessible Trails in Pennsylvania

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Capital Area Greenbelt

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 20.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    Originally conceived by landscape architect Warren Manning (a disciple of Frederick Law Olmsted), the Capital Area Greenbelt is a 20-mile ring of parks and trails circling the Pennsylvania capital city of Harrisburg. In the early 1900s the greenbelt ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cumberland Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 10.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Grass

    The Cumberland Valley Rail Trail runs down the middle of its namesake: the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania, between the South Mountain and Blue Mountain ridges on the eastern flank of the Appalachians. Stretching from New York State to Alabama, ...
  • D & L Trail - Lehigh Canal North

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 7.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    Josiah White, a famous entrepreneur and innovator, built the Lehigh Canal to transport anthracite coal the 46 miles from Mauch Chunk to Easton. There, the coal barges entered the Delaware Canal to complete their journey to Philadelphia. An ambitious ...
  • 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 - 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 14.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail takes you on a journey into Pennsylvania Dutch country. Running along the corridor of the old Cornwall-Lebanon Railroad, the 14.5-mile trail lets you experience the beauty of farmland and forest, visit landmarks ...
  • 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. From ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nor-Bath Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    For 77 years, the tiny Northampton & Bath Railroad traveled the 7 miles between the two Pennsylvania towns that gave the line its name. Then, like its larger cousins, the Northampton & Bath Railroad fell victim to the changing face of transportation ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Panhandle Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA, WV
    Length: 26.2 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Susquehanna Warrior Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 10.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    This Susquehanna Warrior Trail is nestled in the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley, lush with green meadows and surrounding mountain peaks. Eventually the trail will cover 18.5 miles, but now it totals about 10 miles in loosely connected sections. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Union Canal Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Union Canal Trail parallels Tulpehocken Creek between Stonecliffe Action Park northwest of downtown Reading and Blue Marsh Lake. The original Union Canal ran 79.5 miles from the Schuylkill River at Reading to the Susquehanna River at Middletown ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...