North of Mansfield lies the Railroad Grade Trail, know to locals as Ives Run. The 2.5-mile trail begins on the north end at the Ives Run Recreation area, near the boat launch parking lot. Travelers on the sometimes rough crushed stone surface are rewarded for their efforts in this seemingly secluded marsh area. The careful observer can view a variety of songbirds, waterfowl and game birds as you travel through the Bryant Hollow Wildlife Management Area. The trail ends near Pennsylvania Route 287.
Parking and Trail Access
To Ives Run trailhead: Coming from the south on US-15, take US-6 west to PA-287 north. Coming from the north on US-15 take PA-287 south. Look for the sign for Ives Run Recreation Area on the east side of the road.
One might describe this train as easy due to being level and only 2.5 miles long. However, the stones make it a very rough ride. If your bike is equipped with shock absorber handlebars and seat, it might be enjoyable.