Located along the banks of Conewango Creek, the open 3-mile segment of this proposed 11-mile trail follows an old New York Central branch north from the city of Warren. Designed to serve primarily as a safe, off-road route for cyclists and commuters, from the downtown area to the burgeoning North Warren business district along US 62, the trail also preserves scenic vistas of the Conewango and controls flooding along its tributary, Jackson Run.
Northwestern Pennsylvania history is defined by early oil exploration and the industry and community development it brought to the area. Warren is a classic example of a community that saw large growth when oil was first discovered. The New York Central railroad corridor this trail follows was built to serve the several oil refineries that once occupied this area.
Beginning at the north end of East Street in downtown Warren, the trail leads north out of town, following the banks of quiet Conewango Creek. It is not uncommon to see wildlife near the river's edge, including ducks, deer and abundant bird life.
As the trail continues north, it leaves the creek and enters a busy commercial section along US 62. The trail is sufficiently removed from the highway, creating a pleasant buffer from traffic. There are a number of restaurants and shops along this section to North Warren. The trail ends near a beautiful town park that has picnic areas, a garden, parking and restrooms.
Parking and Trail Access
To reach the East Street trailhead, exit US Highway 6 for Ludlow Street, follow it north and take a right onto Business Route 6. Follow Business Route 6 (Pennsylvania Avenue) to Market Street (US 62). Turn left on Market Street and continue to 5th Avenue. Turn right on 5th Avenue and turn left on East Street. Continue to the end of the road, which has parking and the trailhead.
To reach the North Warren trailhead, exit US Highway 6 for Ludlow Street, follow it north and take a right onto Business Route 6. Follow Business Route 6 (Pennsylvania Avenue) to Market Street (US 62). Turn left on Market Street. Continue north until you reach North State Street in North Warren. You will see parking and the trailhead on your right.