Trout Island Trail

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The Trout Island Trail is planned to be a 13-mile rail-trail along the former Erie and Pittsburgh Railroad. Currently, 2.4 miles are open and fully paved in Sharpsville, following the Shenango River near the Pennsylvania-Ohio border. Eventually, the trail will run to Orangeville.

The trail offers a pleasant mix of views, including woodlands, farmlands, and the Shenango Dam. The first half mile of the trail, from downtown to the dam, is downhill; from there, the trail levels out and provides a smooth, easy ride.

Parking and Trail Access

A small paved parking area is available just off Thomason Road on the northeast end of the trail.

Reviews

Short but sweet

   August, 2013 by mikeandvic

The trail is approx 2.4 miles in length. Most of it is paved. You begin on pavement, then a section is small gravel, then trail goes back to being paved. Starts below the dam, and then ride along the lake. I have a Hybrid bike with small tires and had ...read more

Trout Island Trail - Sharpsville, Mercer County, PA

   July, 2012 by rcmac

Close to all services in Hermitage - parking in Sharpsville or in the small paved parking area (equipped with Port-A-Potty), just off of Thomason Road between Hwy18 and Lamor Road (Hwy518). Easy walk, plenty of sun and shade, variety of scenery includes ...read more

Trout Island Trail

   February, 2012 by petevila

This trail has been a great addition to the Shenango Valley and offers a great alternative location for road runners and trail runners alike. The 2.5 mile paved / unpaved section is flat as a pancake and offers a great opportunity for some fast paced ...read more