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My husband and I started at the main pavilion at North Bend State Park and walked to mile marker 30 before turning back. Great exercise for my recent complete ACL reconstruction, nice and flat. Bonus was walking through Tunnels #12 & #13!
We accessed the trail from the park/beach/pick nick area. We parked in the designated area, unloaded the bikes, took the trail toward the dam, then peddled back toward Greystone and found the gate padlocked with a sign “NOTICE SOUTH TRAIL CLOSED” Not sure why the trail is closed nor am I sure why there couldn’t be a sign at the parking area about the closure. Regardless, it was very disappointing
Great for cyclists of all ages and levels. Pittsburgh to Ohiopyle was a great trip; lots of shade on a 90+ degree day made the heat not be much of an issue. Riders are very respectful with covid. Bring lots of water- water stations are hit/miss at present. A+ trail!
We enjoyed riding from Ohiopyle to Connellsville. Even on a 90+ degree day , we were fine in the shade.
We checked out this trail after riding the Greene River Trail and the Traillink map appears to be wrong. We saw the sign for the east trailhead along Rt 21 but did not check it out. Rt 21 is a divided road so you can only access that trailhead when traveling west. We exited Rt 21 at the 166 exit and went north on Ronco Rd. The parking area off of Short Cut Rd is easy to find and the bridge over Browns Run is quite nice. We then decided to find the western end of the trail. The TrailLink map shows Ferry Rd going to near that end. Starting down Ferry Rd there is a "Road Closed" sign. We went on ahead and found that a road bridge over Browns Run was closed but still walkable. At this point the Browns Run Trail meets the road and ends. There are bridge abutments a good bit higher that cross the creek but there is no bridge. The trail itself does a steep drop off of the railroad bed down to Ferry Rd and there is a small parking area. As far as I can see the trail ends here, not closer to the Monongahela River as shown on the map.
While the trail head at the marina/Green Cove yacht club is currently closed the trail heads at Rices Landing and Jessops boathouse are currently open. Rode out from Rices Landing today and the trail is in excellent condition.
This trail is very diverse depending on which section you are doing, some sections are urban you have quaint towns and you have deep forest. Such an amazing blend of scenery, wildlife , and history.
We took the whole family biking on this trail today. It is a very nice pathway that is paved. Our kids range from 1 up to 5. Our 5 year old was able to ride her tricycle and the 2 smaller kids rode in a pull behind trailer. My 5 year old was able to ride her tricycle for 2 miles with some stops.
A current dispute with the Yacht Club (as of July 2020) means that you will not be able to park at the trail head.
I biked the North Bend Railtrail this past week. My summary:
Happy Valley to Petroleum: trail quite manageable, however some areas have gravel that is too large for a rail-trail, but not quite as large as comment below.
Cairo-Ellenboro: very nice, smooth
Westbound Wolf Summit- Ellenboro: first 16mi to Smithburg characterized by very soft surface with numerous large vehicle ruts in the trail—very little gravel-based portions. Would recommend for only the most hardy of bikers.
Smithburg- Pennsboro: smooth and in good condition
Pennsboro Tunnel (tunnel 8)– MM36: a total disaster—gravel the size of rail ballast. Whoever decided to cover the trail with ballast-sized gravel has never ridden a bike on such! Remainder to Ellenboro manageable.
I started at the southern-most part of the trail (48th St & Water St) and rode north. Despite the fact that the trail was paved, there were a lot of cracks and bumps in the pavement. After about 15 minutes I wished I brought my mountain bike rather than my road bike. Once I got through the downtown Wheeling area and north, the pavement smoothed out. I got as far north as Warwood and had to turn around because the weather was beginning to get bad. If you plan on riding this trail, be aware that it is rather bumpy for a road bike with no suspension.
This trail probably has the most elevation I’ve ridden on a trail yet! From Morgantown to Reedsville increases elevation more than the other way. It was a little rockier than I would have liked in certain areas.
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