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Length
Surfaces
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Allegheny River Trail

30 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Bayfront Connector Trail

8.9 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

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

Clarion Highlands

8.5 mi
State: PA
Dirt, 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

Garrett Wonders Bike Trail

3.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Maple Highlands Trail

20.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Gravel

McClintock Trail

9.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

MetroParks Bikeway

10.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Moraine State Park Bike Trail

6.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Niles Greenway

4.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Oil City Trail

3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Oil Creek State Park Trail

9.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt
Accordion

Queen City Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Rail 66 Country Trail

20 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

Samuel Justus Recreation Trail

6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Sandy Creek Trail

12 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Shenango Trail

7 mi
State: PA
Dirt

Stavich Bicycle Trail

10 mi
State: OH, PA
Asphalt

Trout Island Trail

2.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Western Reserve Greenway

43 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This trail is not groomed. The three loops are suitable for beginners. The trail is marked with blue diamonds. Check out the short 1.2 mile Hearts Content Interpretive Trail which offers a scenic hike...
PA 8.3 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The route is primitive and unimproved. The trail crosses several streams that are not bridged. The trail follows the scenic Tionesta Creek with lots of great scenery and fishing.
PA 12 mi Dirt, Grass
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
Keep your eyes open for wildlife when you visit the Allegheny River Trail. This segment of the Allegheny River—once a canoe route for local tribes and French trappers—was designated a national wild...
PA 30 mi Asphalt
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
The Clarion Highlands Trail is one of the highest rail-trails in the Commonwealth. It traverses the Allegheny Plateau, passing over the divide between the Clarion and Allegheny Rivers, and follows the...
PA 8.5 mi Dirt, 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 Garrett Wonders Bike Trail, formerly the Warren Bikeway, is an integral component of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, which will eventually link Lake Erie and the Ohio River via a multiuse,...
OH 3.2 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
The Maple Highlands Trail totals more than 20 miles. A majority of the trail follows an abandoned Baltimore & Ohio Railroad corridor through a mostly rural landscape, heavily wooded in places. The...
OH 20.6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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
The nearly 11-mile MetroParks Bikeway provides a scenic and well-designed link to communities and natural sites in this northeast region of Ohio. The rail-trail follows a corridor between Canfield and...
OH 10.6 mi Asphalt
Moraine State Park features a nearly seven mile bike trail, which follows the north shore of Lake Arthur. Along the way, you'll enjoy beautiful scenery, especially during the fall as trees line the...
PA 6.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Niles Greenway is a paved, multi-use path running north–south between the county line on the south and the town of Niles. The pleasant trail passes through a mix of wooded areas, scattered light...
OH 4.5 mi Asphalt
The Oil City Trail connects the Samuel Justus Recreation Trail and the McClintock Trail through the center of Oil City, Pennsylvania.  The 2-mile walking and biking pathway runs along the Allegheny...
PA 3 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
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
Accordion
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
Rail 66 Country Trail is a rustic trail paralleling Route 66, that begins in the Village of Marianne near the Clarion Junction (SR 322/SR 66) and extends north to the Clarion/Forest County line. The...
PA 20 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel
Oil flows through the veins of the Samuel Justus Recreation Trail. Its northern departure point is Oil City, which was founded during the 1860s oil boom and became the headquarters for several...
PA 6 mi Asphalt
You’ll want to pack water, food, and flashlights to travel the Sandy Creek Trail, as it crosses 12 miles of remote, but scenic, countryside in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Named for separate Sandy...
PA 12 mi Asphalt
The Shenango River Trail once served as a towpath along the Erie Canal Extension. During the mid-1800s, mules pulled boats along the canal, linking goods from the Great Lakes to Pittsburgh and beyond....
PA 7 mi Dirt
Fifty years after the last trolley cars ran on the Penn-Ohio Electric System between Youngstown, Ohio, and New Castle, Pennsylvania, in 1932, travelers on foot, bikes, and skates began using the...
OH, PA 10 mi Asphalt
The Trout Island Trail is planned to be a 13-mile rail-trail along the former Erie and Pittsburgh Railroad. Currently, 2.4 miles are open and fully paved in Sharpsville, following the Shenango River...
PA 2.4 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

Shenango Trail

Kidd's Mill/Shenango Trail

January, 2021 by joseph_torok

Began afternoon hike from Kidd's Mill intending to hike 4.0 miles out and back total. Trail was untouched after .5 mile with newly fallen snow from previous night. At mile 1.25 crossing the puncheon bridge area was somewhat muddy but expected this time of year. Lots of deer and turkey sign digging up acorns. Beaver have been busy on the trail; a newly constructed dam has been installed in the feeder stream near bridge number 14. Hopefully it doesn't cause flooding up to the bridge. On return trip spotted a total of five bald eagles; four in one grouping! Eagles just watched us as we quietly passed. No other hikers on a Tuesday afternoon. Trail is in good shape for mid-winter.

Shenango Trail

Shenango Trail 1/10/2021

January, 2021 by joseph_torok

Began a hike from New Hamburg trailhead at 10 AM; temp around 30°. Trail in good shape; still frozen from previous night. Busy day on the trail; 16 fellow hikers! Spotted 4 bald eagles; 3 adults and 1 juvenile! Hiked 2 miles in and off-trail looking for access points. No downed trees or other obstacles.

Allegheny River Trail

Great Trail

January, 2021 by k9copilot

My wife and I enjoy the trail so much we bought a small house in Franklin to spend the summers biking and hiking, We also enjoy the other trails in the area and can't wait for the completion of Erie to Pittsburgh. I have completed the GAP and most of the C&O trails and believe the Allegheny River Trail to be the cream of the crop.

Accordion

Shenango Trail

Shenango Trail 1/1/2021

January, 2021 by joseph_torok

Hiking the Shenango Trail on January 1/2021! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Order of the day; lots of rain. Began hike at 10 AM intending to hike up to 2 miles completing trail work along the way. Cleaned out a number of knicks and sumps. At bridge 1 completed some needed side hill benching after crossing the bridge. Rain began falling about 11:15 AM. Spoke with three fat tire bikers from Warren, Saegertown, PA and Cleveland, OH. Positive comments in regard to trail maintenance; stated they were very happy with trail and intend to return! Shared some history of Shenango Trail and canal. Hiked out during steady rain and completed more work; out by 2PM.

Ernst Bike Trail

December ride

December, 2020 by vicki1960

Stopped at the trail to get in a quick 10 miles on the bike. Snow covered in some areas, and cleared in other sections. Nice trail no matter what the season.

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

Hiked two different sections, end of November 2020

December, 2020 by vicki1960

Lovely Fall day. We hiked the Ralph Sheldon section from Titus Road and the Nancy Diggs section from Hannum Road. Trail is dirt and gravel and basically a flat rail trail. We saw some other hikers/walkers and a few cyclists. A very nice trial if you want to get on it and walk and walk! Some sections of the trail were covered with leaves.

MetroParks Bikeway

Great Trail

November, 2020 by clevelandrocks41

It is a great trail firstly. A dangerous crossing , caused by a hill is on turner S. Turner Rd.? It could be safer by warning motorists the path is there? In my humble opinion. Maybe solar lights? Thank you for your time.

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

November 2020

November, 2020 by connmike

Started at the Thayer Road parking lot, and went 7 miles out and back. It was a nice gradual uphill ride through mostly a carpet of leaves. Riding a fat tired bike with 26x4.0 wheels, so some muddy spots were ok. I would recommend at least a mountain bike. The ride was a complete joy and I look forward to a longer ride.

Sandy Creek Trail

Fall Ride

November, 2020 by vicki1960

Nice warm Fall day 2020. We parked at Rockland and biked to Fisherman Cove and back and also some out towards Van. Trail has been cleared of the leaves. Trail is paved in good condition. Always enjoy riding this trail.

Western Reserve Greenway

Ashtabula County end to end ride, 53 miles Round Trip

November, 2020 by vicki1960

Rode the entire length of the trail through Ashtabula County to the Trumbull County line. Parked at mile 2 in Orwell and biked 24 miles up to Ashtabula and back and then down to the Ashtabula/Trumbull County line.
Trail is in very good paved condition and cleared of leaves.
Ate lunch at a Mexican restaurant steps away from the trail in Orwell. They are biker friendly. Even offer outdoor seating if you want to keep and eye on your bike.

Shenango Trail

Fall hiking 11/14-21/2020

November, 2020 by joseph_torok

Hiking during the recent week required the removal of many small trees either by handsaw work or simply moving to the side. Several trees on the Kidd's Mill section of the trail required chainsaw work late In the week. As of 11/21; trail all clear of tree obstructions the entire length.

Allegheny River Trail

Early November Ride-Trail is cleared of leaves

November, 2020 by vicki1960

Biked 30 miles early November. From Franklin to 12 miles South and back then up a few miles on the Samuel Justus Trail.
The trails association, AVTA, have cleared the leaves from the trail. They spent a good deal of time on cleaning up the fallen leaves and cleared the trail nicely.
Unseasonal warm temps and was able to get out and enjoy the trail.

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