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Explore the best rated trails in Meadville, PA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Western Reserve Greenway and Clarion Highlands. With more than 29 trails covering 315 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.

Recent Trail Reviews

Sandy Creek Trail (PA)

A short and fun trip

November, 2022 by crableg300

In late October, my brother and myself rode a small section of this trail starting at the Belmar Bridge as a part of riding the Allegheny River Trail (ART). We had parked at the Franklin trail head - The Belmar Bridge is 5.1 miles south of this trail head. There are steps you can walk your bike up to get to it from the ART. The Belmar Bridge is over 1300 feet in length. The views of the river and region below were well worth it. My brother took a video that made for nice memory going over the bridge. Our trip was only from the Belmar Bridge thru the Mays Mill Tunnel. We had crossed multiple smaller bridges that carried you over the Sandy Creek on our way to the tunnel. The views were beautiful and with the autumn season, the colors added to a nice time and more picture taken.

Allegheny River Trail

Beauty and Variety makes for a Fun Trip

November, 2022 by crableg300

Late in October, my brother and myself rode the trail starting from the Franklin trail head thru the Kennerdell tunnel. The trip was around 15 plus miles (30+ total). The trailhead at Franklin is where the Samuel Justus Trail begins as well from its southern point. The Allegheny River was next to us for the entire trip and the scenery was beautiful. With the Fall colors, picture taking was an often occurrence. Shortly into the trip, an information board will tell the story of the assassin John Wilkes Booth as an Oil Man. 5 miles into the ride, the Belmar 'trestle' Bridge will appear. The bridge is over 1300 feet in length and is a part of the Sandy Creek Trail. There are some steps you can walk your bike up to get to it. Would encourage to do this as it is amazing to cross the bridge and see the view of the river and the area. The next item of interest was the Indian God Rock. A rock with Indian carvings that was used as a landmark for the earlier steamboats. We were cautioned to avoid getting close to it as the area around it is slick. Our end point for the trip was the Kennerdell Tunnel. It is 3350 feet in length and was constructed in the time range of 1913-1915. You definitely need a light to ride thru it, and like the Belmar Bridge, is something special to check out. Our ride was mostly on asphalt; however a few miles before the tunnel there was about a 3/4 mile section where you will ride on gravel as the trail was re-routed. The entire trip was enjoyable as there was plenty to see.

Allegheny River Trail

Emlenton end, November 2022

November, 2022 by vicki1960

Early November we parked in Emlenton, mile marker 97 and biked to Sunnyslope at mile marker 110. We went through the two tunnels, Rockland and Kennerdell. Bring a light! Round trip and ride this day was 27 miles.

Accordion

Western Reserve Greenway

First ride on the WRG

November, 2022 by engdahl_tl

We rode three miles south of 87 until we came to a detour, then backtracked and went two miles north of 87. The trail is wide enough for two trikes side-by-side, and the part we rode is mostly smooth with very little slope. The marsh just south of Dunkerton Rd is a nice stop.

Though the trail map shows restrooms at the trailheads, there wasn't one at the Lockwood parking lot (at 87). Other bikers said there are none anywhere.

Pymatuning State Park Spillway Trail

Short and sweet!

November, 2022 by vicki1960

Nicely updated trail! The former section of cinder and dirt has been grated and paved. Total length is now 3.2 miles. We parked at the Spillway and fed the fish. Trail goes 2.2 miles North into Linesville, passing the fish hatchery. The new bridge over a creek has been installed. After the ride on the new section, we traveled South 1 mile to Fries Road. That section pavement is only a year old. Nice trail within Pymatuning state park.

John C. Oliver Multi-Purpose Loop Trail

Fall 2022

October, 2022 by vicki1960

Mid to end of October, leaves and foliage was at full peak providing plenty of yellows and golds. Some reds thrown in there as well. Always an enjoyable ride while encircling Lake Wilhelm within the park.

Niles Greenway

October 2022

October, 2022 by vicki1960

Always an enjoyable ride on this trail. Saw some turtles in the large pond along the trail. Leaves still very green, not changed for Fall. Trail in good condition having recently been sealcoated.

MetroParks Bikeway

October 2022 Ride

October, 2022 by vicki1960

A nice Fall day we rode this trail end to end, approx 22 miles round trip. For added mileage we also rode on the connecting Niles Greenway making the total for the day 30 miles. Pretty fall scenery with leaves starting to change.

Rail 66 Country Trail

I loves the views and trail! Wish I could upload my pics I took.

October, 2022 by dayna2381_tl

I loves the views and trail! Wish I could upload my pics I took.

Western Reserve Greenway

October Ride

October, 2022 by vicki1960

Always a great ride on this trail. We parked on 87 in North Bloomfield and biked North to Route 6 at Rome then back to N. Bloomfield continuing South to Mehann Denmann Road where the trail is closed due to a bridge issue, which has been like this several years off and on. There is a short back road detour which is easy to use. Total round trip for the day 30 miles. Trail is paved and goes through mainly open farmlands. Leaves starting to change for Fall. This trail never disapoints!

Moraine State Park Bike Trail

September Ride

September, 2022 by vicki1960

A lot of the trail is still green, leaves aren't changing much but goldenrod is everywhere! Trail is 7.5 miles and runs along the North Shore. At the trailhead on the Northshore, the bike rental is operating out of trailers since there was a fire at their building in the Spring. Happy to see they are up and running.

John C. Oliver Multi-Purpose Loop Trail

September Ride

September, 2022 by vicki1960

End of summer means changing scenery along the trail. The corn is up, and goldenrod lines the trail. Trees still very green and the colors of fall are approaching.

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