Buffalo Valley Rail Trail

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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 a gravel surface. Lewisburg is home to Bucknell University and supports a vibrant and quaint downtown area, with eateries, bike shops and other boutique retail popular with trail users.

The trail had a quick start thanks to the support of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, who awarded a matching grant for the acquisition of the 60-foot-wide abandoned corridor and an additional $3.7 million in federal monies made available through the Federal Highway Transportation Enhancements Program. These grants, along with contributions from local citizens and Union County, have made the Buffalo Valley Trail a reality for all to appreciate.

Plans call for continuing the trail across the Susquehanna River along the trestle into Montandon.

Parking and Trail Access

To access the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail, you can park at the Community Park in Mifflinburg along N. 5th Street between Hickory and Thompson streets.


Great trail surface with beautiful scenery

   October, 2015 by taxmanken

My wife and I rode this trail for the first time on Saturday (10/10/15). The weather was a bit cool but otherwise great. There was a fair amount of "traffic" on the trail, but not so much that is detracted from our ride. We loved the trail, despite numerous ...read more

Great trail

   October, 2015 by svanwink

We rode the trail in July from end to end and back. The entire trail is in beautiful shape. It parallels a busy road but is far enough away from the road that you don't notice it. Often there's a farm or forested land between the trail and the road. There's ...read more

Nice Trail on PRR's old Bellefonte Branch

   July, 2015 by rich ballash

This trail gets only four stars from the old "Pennsylvania Reporter" here for two reasons: 1) The extreme widening of the old single-tracked right-of-way has caused all artifacts of the old PRR to have been removed. I assume that this was done to allow ...read more