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.


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

Nice & Easy

   June, 2015 by tkwiec

Rode this trail on Memorial Day weekend and couldn't understand some of the reviews on this, we loved it ! Great for a new biker, fairly flat and open, farm sites and occasional horse and buggy on Sundays to see. Would ride this again in the fall. read more

Well maintained and not taxing

   April, 2015 by peterm2413

This is not the most scenic trail as it basically parallels Route 45 through farmland. We rode this trail in mid-April, before the farm crops sprouted. I imagine it would be more protected and secluded once the corn is high. The elevation change is almost ...read more