Erie, PA Running Trails and Maps

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Bayfront Connector Trail

8.9 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

28.56 mi
State: NY
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Corry Junction Greenway Trail

5.8 mi
State: NY, PA
Crushed Stone

East Branch Trail (PA)

3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Ernst Bike Trail

7.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Greater Jamestown Riverwalk

5.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

McClintock Trail

9.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Oil Creek State Park Trail

9.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Queen City Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Western Reserve Greenway

43 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Located on the western side of the Allegheny National Forest, this trail extends north to south, parallel to the Allegheny River from the town of Tidioute to Grove Run. The trail retains much of the...
PA 4.5 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass
The Bayfront Connector Trail, also known as the Bayfront Bikeway, offers a paved route across the city of Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania. At its east end is the Penn State Behrend campus; from...
PA 8.9 mi Asphalt
Though mostly a continuous system of trails from Sherman north to Brocton, some segments of the Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails system go by other names (see below). All the trails are primarily grassy but...
NY 28.56 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Crossing the state line into New York near Erie, Pennsylvania, the 7-mile trail runs through the beautiful Brokenstraw Valley, passing small streams, a tamarack swamp, deciduous woods and...
NY, PA 5.8 mi Crushed Stone
The East Branch Trail is a rare dual-lane rail-trail. The 8-foot asphalt lane serves walkers, bicyclists, in-line skaters, and people in wheelchairs. Horses, specifically horses pulling Amish buggies...
PA 3 mi Asphalt
Starting in Meadville, known as the home of the zipper, the 7.2-mile Ernst Trail closes the gap between the city and surrounding forests and farms for visitors. The trail is named for Calvin Ernst,...
PA 7.2 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
The Greater Jamestown Riverwalk offers a 5-mile route through the southwestern New York community of Jamestown. The route includes a mixture of off-road trail, sidewalks (such as along Steele Street),...
NY 5.1 mi Asphalt
The 11.7-mile John C. Oliver Multi-Purpose Loop Trail is a centerpiece of Maurice K. Goddard State Park, which spans 2,856 acres in northwestern Pennsylvania. The mostly shaded, paved, off-road trail...
PA 11.7 mi Asphalt
The 13.4-mile Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose National Recreation Trail loops around the picturesque Presque Isle State Park, a peninsula in Lake Erie. Considered Pennsylvania’s only seashore, the 3,200-acre...
PA 13.4 mi Asphalt
As it winds along Oil Creek, McClintock Trail connects Oil Creek State Park with Oil City. Note that much of the route is on-road. Just south of the park, a 1.8-mile section on Waitz Road, a dirt...
PA 9.4 mi Asphalt
It’s hard to believe that the world’s first oil boom occurred along the path of what’s now the Oil Creek State Park Trail. The park’s forests, beaver ponds, and trout streams were once the site of oil...
PA 9.7 mi Asphalt
Located on the abandoned Erie and Pittsburgh branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, this short but intriguing trail runs through Pymatuning State Park, a large and popular two-state recreation area...
PA 2.9 mi Ballast
Running 1.5 miles, the Queen City Trail serves as a community connector for the small city of Titusville, where the American oil industry began in 1859. The trail provides a short, paved connection...
PA 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Western Reserve Greenway travels 43 miles through a scenic, mostly rural area, cutting a north–south course from Ashtabula to Warren in northeastern Ohio. The route follows much of the...
OH 43 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Western Reserve Greenway

Awesome Trail

June, 2021 by deborahdebmartin

We enjoyed this trail so much! Going under highway in tunnel was neat surprise! Very well maintained trail!

Oil Creek State Park Trail

Memorial Day

May, 2021 by stevenshirley64

Great trail! Great ride!

Western Reserve Greenway

Trumbull County ride

May, 2021 by pekeonthetrail01

Rode today from Orwell to end of Trail near Warren. Nice ride. Note the trail at the “Highlight of the WRG” the stone arch bridge over Baughman creek is closed. (Can be ridden around). Looks like hillside has slipped into creek and taken a bit of the trail with it

Accordion

Oil Creek State Park Trail

Cold May Ride

May, 2021 by cindy.gerner.5

We practically had the trail to ourselves. Seen so many birds, even an eagle. Lots of deer too. Beautiful park and will recommend this trail to anyone we know who rides.

John C. Oliver Multi-Purpose Loop Trail

Unexpected

May, 2021 by cindy.gerner.5

We planned a visit to this region and rode three other rail trails before riding this one. I didn’t read any reviews before attempting this trail. We were pleasantly surprised with the terrain. The uphill-downhill trail was slightly challenging but a great workout. The views are beautiful as well.

John C. Oliver Multi-Purpose Loop Trail

Celebrate Trails Day 2021

April, 2021 by vicki1960

There was a half-marathon on this trail organized by the local Trails Association in conjunction with Celebrate Trails Day 2021. Great turnout. In addition to the race, there were quite a few that came out to enjoy the trail for the day either walking, running or bike riding.

Western Reserve Greenway

End of April 2021 Ride

April, 2021 by vicki1960

Signs of Spring....trees budding and turning green. Didn't see many wildflowers yet. Saw one snake. Parked in Orwell and biked 17 miles North to Austinburg and back. Trail in good condition. Coming back it was kind of windy but when the cornfields are up and there's more leaves on the trees the windy days will be blocked by that. Great trail.

Ernst Bike Trail

Mid April 2021 Ride

April, 2021 by vicki1960

Trail surroundings starting to get green from that dead of winter look! Trees budding and wildflowers along the trail. Trail surface is in good condition having survived the freeze over the winter. About a mile in from the Krider Road trailhead, a half mile section of the trail is a little bumpy.

Western Reserve Greenway

A must ride

April, 2021 by buckeyesfan2768

The trail through Ashtabula county is nice just dont go too far south of State Route 305 (Mosquito Lake area) The closer you get to Warren the more garbage and broken glass you will find all over the trail.

Oil Creek State Park Trail

Great trail

April, 2021 by mikeanddee

Very nice trail, lots of history and very scenic.

Ernst Bike Trail

Early April 2021 Ride

April, 2021 by vicki1960

No signs of Winter! Ice and snow all gone. Starting to show signs of Spring with some greenery appearing. Trail in good condition. However towards the Krider Road end of the trail, approx mile 3.5, there is about a half mile that's rather bumpy. At the Beans trailhead end of the trail, near mile 0, there are 2 ponds and each one had a lot of turtles basking in the sun on some logs.

Bayfront Connector Trail

beautiful lake views

April, 2021 by ksz47t6b7v

One of our favorites! Paved.

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