This trail is in an area rich in geological history. Zinc and Iron Ores were transported along this branch from mines in the area that operated for over 200 years. The trail is scenic with a slight uphill climb. In Ogdensburg you can experience a mine first-hand. At Sterling Hill tours of the mine are at 1pm and 3pm daily with an additional tour at 11am on weekends. The mine is closed weekdays in December and March and is completely closed during January and February. Call (973) 209 7212. Another interesting attraction in the area is the Franklin Mineral Museum. Call (973) 827-3481 for more information.
Parking and Trail Access
In Franklin, turn onto Route 517 South from Route 23. Proceed into Ogdensburg to a small dirt parking area on the left a few feet north of Ogden Way.
Trail has collapsed.
Starting from the cul-de-sac at the end of Ogden Way and heading north, the trail has completely collapsed less than a mile in. There is a giant sinkhole in the old railbed, approx. 30 feet across and 15 feet deep. There is no way around it; because at ...
Nice trail - remarkably little litter despite it's proximity to civilization. Tried the trail on my hybrid bike - much better suited for a mountain bike. Trail bed is too soft for thin tires.
"Tough Ride, But Worth the Effort"
"If you intend to travel the entire length of this trail by bicycle, I’ll offer you some words of advice: (1) start at the lowest elevation - 700 feet AMSL - and work your way to highest – 990 feet AMSL; (2) don’t attempt to ride anything other than a ...