Primarily a cross-country ski route, this 13.4 mile trail can also be enjoyed for hiking. A must for exciting runs in the winter time the Sentiero Di Shay can also provide an exciting mountain bike adventure. The trail winds down, around and thru mixed forest of conifer and deciduous trees. Part of the Tiadaghton State Forest and the Black Forest Trail system which provides a 42-mile series of loop trails comprised partially of the remains of the Cammal and Black Forest Railroad, the Slate Run Railroad and logging roads.
The trail begins at the trailhead for the Blackberry Trail and is blazed with blue circles.
Parking and Trail Access
To reach the trailhead, take PA 44 slightly more than one-half mile south of Slate Run Road, 34 miles south of Coudersport. The trail begins at the trailhead for the Black-berry Trail, designated by a carved wooden sign. The Sentiero Di Shay Trail is blazed with blue circles.
Memorial Day Ride
"I biked this trail along Route 44 on Memorial Day Weekend, 2004, and had a wonderful time. It was my first experience on a rail-trail and I highly recommend it. The path is level, easy to bike, and took me through some very nice scenery. I plan on biking ...