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 north and southbound lanes of traffic. Stops are required at each intersection. At the busier streets there is a pedestrian crossing button that activates flashing yellow lights to warn the vehicular traffic of a pedestrian crossing. About midway along the trail there is a pedestrian bridge crossing the Conocochenague Creek and providing access to downtown shops and businesses. The paved trail ends at Commerce Street.
Parking and Trail Access
To reach the West South Street trailhead from US Route 30, turn south on Main Street. Turn right on West South Street. Trail begins between Black Avenue and Hollywell Avenue. Curbside parking.
To reach the Commerce Street trailhead from U.S. Route 30, turn north onto 2nd Street. Turn left onto West Commerce Street. Trail is on the left just past Race Street.
Top-notch linear park provides "green corridor" through center of town
The 1.5-mile Chambersburg Rail-Trail may be one of the fastest turnarounds from railroad to greenway in the short history of the rails-to-trails movement. The line, which was owned and operated by CSX, was abandoned only in the late 90's, and was acquired ...