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.


What a difference one week makes!

   March, 2016 by vicki1960

We biked the trail on Saturday, February week after walking on the trail the prior Saturday when it was snow covered. (See Winter photo's). Trail was clear. Temps were unseasonally warm in the 60's. There were quite a few people taking advantage more

Even nice in the Winter

   February, 2016 by vicki1960

Mercer County Trails association had a run on the trail, on the coldest and snowiest of all Saturdays in February. Nice trail in the snow, for walking or snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Parking lot open as well as the portable rest room. read more

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