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Explore the best rated trails in Brentwood, PA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Beaver River Trail and Indian Creek Valley Bike Trail . With more than 48 trails covering 4470 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Our annual ride on this trail! Trail is 21ish miles in length and goes from Butler to Freeport. Surface is crushed limestone. Most of it was very well packed but there were some areas where it was kind of loose so be careful. Uphill climb from the Freeport end. Most of the trail is well shaded. On a hot day, take lots of water! We parked at mile 4 at the Buffalo Creek Nature park. It's uphill the whole way towards Herman. But the glide back is enjoyable, It appeared the golf course is closed. The coffee shop along the trail near Herman was open but it's very seasonal. Enjoyed the ride.
We started at west end of trail at Saylor Park in Blacklick. The parking area beside the baseball field was much to our liking (clean, paved, open and well used). We felt comfortable leaving our camping equipment in the back of the truck. According to the garmin (and our legs), the trail climbed approximately 40 feet per mile up the Heshbon, about 6 1/2 miles from our starting point. From Heshbon to where route 56 crosses over the trail, our turn around point, the trail eased to around 20 feet per mile of climb. Although taxing on the way up, the 10 mile trek back down the hill was well worth the effort expended on the outward half of the ride.
The surface consisted mainly of hard packed dirt with fine gravel making for fairly fast and stable riding conditions.
More shade than sun which probably saved us as the conditions were sunny with temperatures in the 90s.
Plenty of views of Blacklick Creek.
Only one road crossing.
Our home trails are Pine Creek and Buffalo Valley.
Our favorite trail is the Northwest Lancaster.
We parked at West Newton both days. On the first day we rode north to Boston and on the second day south to just past Whitsett. The trail is very flat (maybe 3 feet per mile elevation change) and well maintained. We encountered minimal road crossings, plenty of scenery and probably as a whole the friendliest people we've ever encountered on a bike trail. We'll be back!
For a baseline, our home trails are Pine Creek and Buffalo Valley and our favorite trail is the Northwest Lancaster.
Just completed what a hidden gem of a trail although the restroom was out of order very level nice views of the river 90 percent shaded looking to go back in the fall to see the trees change
This is a really nice, wide, well-maintained and smoothly paved portion of the larger Mon River Trail system, so, you can pick up a little speed between the crushed gravel southern and northern ends. The river is in view the entire length of the system, but here, you also ride along the edge of downtown Morgantown and the WVU campus. A few restaurants have covered patios that immediately abut the trail and a funny little single-car monorail runs overhead. There is more pedestrian traffic on this Caperton Trail portion, but not much (unless there's a festival going on). Enjoy this 5-mile stretch but keep going either south, north or both!
On Thursday, 8/24/23, Connellsville PA (and surrounding area) was hit hard by a storm. They were without power for more than 2 days. Businesses were closed etc. HUGE CLEANUP on the trail and even BIGGER THANK YOU TO THE CREW who cleaned it up!!! We had plans to ride the GAP (Connellsville to Ohio Pyle and back) on Friday 8/25. We saw that the electricity was out in town but still thought we would chance it and take the ride. Well....the tree damage was so extensive on the trail, we made it 5 miles with lifting our bikes, climbing over and under trees when we decided to turn back. We had hope that "maybe this is it" each time we lifted our bikes. But another 100 yards (or less) and another huge obstacle. It truly was a mess-the trail took an extensive hit and all we could think about were the poor volunteers who would face this scene with chain saws in hand! THANK YOU TO THEM and ALL RTT Volunteers and donors. We returned to the trail on 9/4. It was cleaned up and wide open. Yes, there are some new ruts and bumps caused by the fallen trees but those volunteers worked a miracle in a short time frame. THANK YOU from a regular user of the GAP and trails across the US.
We stayed in Confluence and rode 30 miles each day from this trail head, which captured beautiful scenery. This trail is stunning, alongside the river the whole time. Ohiopyle was perfect for a coffee or lunch stop! Stayed at Paddlers Lane retreat which was a perfect oasis of calm and tranquility.
Rode this trail today. It was a very interesting trail to say the least. It is rather smooth, just a few hiccups. I would consider it to be a challenging trail. Another of turns, ups and downs, but overall a fun ride
We spent 4 days, Pittsburgh to Cumberland. Each day was a little different as far as scenery. The trail was in great condition. My favorite was the last day, it had the eastern continental divide and the Mason Dixon line. Crisscrossing the railroad plus the best views that day. Also mostly downhill! Be sure to have good front lights as the last day you go through some tunnels and a few were almost pitch black and too short to get yours eyes adjusted.
Rode a section of this incredible trail. Started at the Lawsonham Road parking lot and went roundtrip to New Bethlehem (28 miles total) as part of an August road trip to Clarion, PA. This section includes multiple large steel sculptures, two tunnels (bring a bright light), a couple of shelters (one with a restroom - Ray's Place), and lots of beautiful scenery. Flat, well maintained crushed stone surface. Excellent trail! Highly recommend and best of all, it's plenty wide and not crowded in the least. No cell phone service on most of the trail, so relax and enjoy the natural beauty plus creative sculptures.
This place is immaculate and perfectly groomed trail with amazing structures built, signage is good, plenty of bridges, follows the creek and has two sections and runs into the armstrong trail. This is my #2 trail system in the whole state next to the gap. And I enjoy riding it more than the gap.
Rode Lawsomham Road to New Bethlehem--started off sunny, made it to first tunnel as skies opened up! Thankful for the cover; such a nice day, great ride. New Bethlehem: Neat little town, ate at Fox's 1 block off trail. Lots of history--check out the signs on trail.
Rode New Bethlehem to Summerville: another great ride, ate at Eats & Sweets, 2 blocks off trail on East Penn Street--owner bakes all the goodies, was super nice, food was terrific. Again, so much history.
Looking forward to riding the remainder of this great trail!
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