2.5 miles of the planned 13 mile trail are now open. Approximately 2 miles are asphalt pavement with a short .5 mile section of unimproved gravel in the middle section. A map is available at the trail web site. www.mctrails.org
From the Mercer County Trails Association Web Site: "This recreational trail will run from Sharpsville to Orangeville along the abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad and Erie Railroad lines. It will be an 8' wide blacktop surface and will cross two railroad trestles over the Shenango Reservoir. The project will be completed in phases as funding becomes available. A possible future section could also link to Transfer and Greenville."
Parking and Trail Access
Short but sweet
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 ...
Trout Island Trail - Sharpsville, Mercer County, PA
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 ...
Trout Island Trail
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 ...