The Redbank Trail is one of Pennsylvania's newest rail-trails. It is currently only partially open with thirteen discontinuous miles of graded and rolled surface between the Alcola Cemetery in Fairmount City, Redbank Township east to Baxter out of the entire 51 mile corridor. The Redbank Valley Trail Association intends to continue making improvements, including the addition of crushed limestone as funds become available. They have three tunnels and a mere 27 bridges to upgrade! For now the corridor remains primarily a hiking and cross-country ski trail. Extreme caution must be used at stream crossings as most bridges are not open for passage. A feasibility/planning study is now underway.
Parking and Trail Access
Limited parking is available at the Hawthorn Soccer fields along Route 28 and behind the Summerville post office.
Great Pedal & Paddle Trip – New Bethlehem to Climax – May 2012
My son and I did a wonderful pedal & paddle trip on the Redbank Valley Trail and Redbank Creek between New Bethlehem and Climax. Finding the trail was a bit of a challenge. I didn’t see any signs pointing the way. I didn’t realize that they just started ...
Work-In-Progress North of Summerville
One year and a day after my last visit, I was prompted by the notice on this trail's website that there was a new parking lot and crushed limestone surface at the Summerville station. I was anxious to see what had progress had been made since my last ...
moving along on Redbank Valley Trail
They've made alot of progress on trail improvements- most of it has been graded and rolled and they started putting crushed limestone down this winter. most of the bridges are complete- I believe you still need to watch out for one spot north of New Bethlehem ...