J. Manley Robbins Trail is a short trail with a long history. Quite possibly it is the oldest documented rail-trail in the country. The trail leads through a beautiful deciduous forest high above the Mahoning Creek. It is barely 1 mile long but because it is now connected to an old Reading Railroad line, the trail makes a loop just under 3.5 miles. The trail is particularly nice for jogging and dogs are welcome. The trail is not signed.
Parking and Trail Access
To find the trail which the locals know only as "the bike path," travel north on RT 54 from downtown Danville, make the very first left onto Continental (old maps show Rt 54 as Continental but it is now one block west of RT 54. Follow Continental back through a housing development (one more left turn). You can park at the end of the housing development and ride from here into the Hess Recreational Complex or drive on into the complex. The Old Reading RR trail runs parallel to the road.
Very nice trail!
We hiked this today in the spring sunshine. We parked on 642 and walked the bicycle path. The back part of the path through the woods gets you away from the road noise. Trail is in really good condition and only slightly sloping so fairly easy.
Absolutely love it
This is by far my favorite place to bike to on lunch and walk during the weekends. The trail is relativity flat and very user friendly. There are various side trails that you can take. The inner trail runs right next to Mahoning Creek and has great photo ...