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.


Fully Paved, suitable for In-Line Skates

   September, 2015 by vicki1960

The entire trail is fully paved, and relatively flat, which makes this one suitable for In-Line Skates/Roller Blading. read more

Short but sweet

   August, 2013 by mikeandvicki

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 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 more