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Explore the best rated trails in Oil City, PA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Redbank Valley Rail Trail and Clarion Highlands. With more than 39 trails covering 463 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.
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.
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.
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.
Great trail well maintained
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.
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.
Have ridden this trail several times from spring to fall.Section from Marienville for a good many miles is wooded and from Leeper to Marianne is more open fields and farms.The trail overall is beautiful and sparsely used.
I loves the views and trail! Wish I could upload my pics I took.
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.
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.
Parked in New Hamburg at approx mile 4.25 and hiked to approx mile 5.5 and back. Nice well maintained trail. Still working on completing all sections of the trail. Always an enjoyable hike.
Parked in Lucinda, mile marker 7 on the trail, and biked to Marianne (mile .50) and back then up to the Forest County Line, mile marker 20.5 and back. Covered the whole trail, end to end. Always a nice ride. Goldenrod was in full bloom. Trail ends at the Clarion/Forest County line but continues another 6.5 miles in Forest County as the Marienville 4-seasons trail.
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