Saint Marys, PA Birding Trails and Maps

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Allegheny National Forest - Brush Hollow XC Ski Trail

7.7 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Allegheny National Forest - Deerlick XC Ski Trail

9 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Allegheny River Valley Trail

8.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Beaver Dam Trail

2.3 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Beaver Meadow Trail

2.9 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Blaisdell-Emery Trail

3.8 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Clarion Highlands

8.5 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Clarion-Little Toby Trail

18 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Five Bridges Trail

8.5 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Houtzdale Line Trail

10.5 mi
State: PA
Gravel

Kinzua Bridge Skywalk

0.2 mi
State: PA
Boardwalk

Kinzua Valley Trail

6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Knox Kane Rail Trail

3.8 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone
Accordion

Lowlands Trail

6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Mahoning Shadow Trail

15 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Marienville Bike Trail

23.3 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Marilla Bridges Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Rail 66 Country Trail

12.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

Redbank Valley Rail Trail

51 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Richard E. McDowell Trail

1.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Sentiero DiShay Trail

13.4 mi
State: PA
Dirt

Shawmut Trail

0.6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Snow Shoe Rail Trail

18.5 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Gravel

Susquehannock Trail System

30 mi
State: PA
Dirt

WAG Trail

9 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

West Creek Recreational Trail

19.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Wolf Run Trail

4.2 mi
State: PA
Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This trail is not groomed. Three stacked loops offer a variety of hiking and skiing opportunities at a range of difficulty levels. The trail starts out on a railroad grade along Big Mill Creek. This...
PA 7.7 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
This trail is not groomed. The trail is a combination of logging roads, railroad grades and pipelines that offer challenges to a wide range of skill levels. Trail is marked with blue diamonds.
PA 9 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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
The Mill Creek Trail serves as a connector between Twin Lakes Recreation Area and the Brush Hollow Trail. Just south of Forest Road 138, the Mill Creek Trail leaves the Twin Lakes Trail and heads...
PA 5.6 mi Dirt, Grass
This moderately difficult trail features great views of Minister Creek and passes by several outstanding rock outcropings, the latter about 1 mile from the trailhead parking lot. This heavily used...
PA 6.6 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
This trail passes through a variety of pleasing landscapes. The area near Crane Run is especially scenic. The trail is marked with white diamonds. The skill level of this trail is rated more...
PA 16.6 mi Dirt, Grass
The towns of Allegany and Olean (OH-lee-an) sat at the hub of river, railroad, wagon road, and canal traffic during New York’s early history. It’s no wonder that today the area is home to a popular...
NY 8.1 mi Asphalt
Located in one of Pennsylvanias most popular State Parks, the Beaver Dam Trail follows old railroad grades at Parker Dam State Park in Clearfield County. The trail runs past streams, beaver dams,...
PA 2.3 mi Crushed Stone
Developed as a Safe Routes to School project, the paved section of the Beaver Meadow Trail runs eastward for 1.5 miles from the Dubois City Park along the northern bank of Sandy Lick Creek traversing...
PA 2.9 mi Asphalt
The Blaisdell-Emery Trail follows an abandoned railroad bed between South Bradford and the borough of Lewis Run. This scenic trail parallels Tunungant Creek (locally called Tuna Creek) for part of the...
PA 3.8 mi Crushed Stone
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
The Clarion-Little Toby Trail lets you venture on the wild side for 18 miles as it traverses remote state hunting grounds adjoining the Allegheny National Forest. You’ll likely see deer and other...
PA 18 mi Crushed Stone
The David S. Ammerman Trail rolls through Pennsylvania coal country for nearly 11 miles between Clearfield and Grampian, skirting the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and two of its tributaries....
PA 10.6 mi Crushed Stone
The Five Bridges Trail in northwestern Pennsylvania uses a portion of the former Pittsburgh and Shawmut Railroad corridor, which ran from Brockway to Brookville. Begin at the western end of the...
PA 8.5 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass
The old railroad line known as the Moshannon, or the Mills Branch, crossed the Moshannon Valley during the mid- to late 1800s. The line was the foundation of the region's late 19th- and early...
PA 10.5 mi Gravel
hough it may only be 600 feet long, the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk is a special treat for history buffs and thrill seekers alike. Situated within Kinzua Bridge State Park in the township of Mt. Jewett, the...
PA 0.2 mi Boardwalk
Deep within the Allegheny National Forest lies a rail-trail with a past. The Kinzua Valley Trail follows the route of the former Kinzua and Hemlock Railroad (later Valley Railroad) near the town of...
PA 6 mi Crushed Stone
A 3.8-mile section of northern Pennsylvania's Knox Kane Rail Trail opened in McKean County in 2018. The crushed-stone pathway runs through a largely forested corridor between Center Street in Mount...
PA 3.8 mi Crushed Stone
Accordion
Located in beautiful Sinnemahoning State Park in Pennsylvania, the Lowlands Trail uses the former corridor of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad. The trail and park are now part of the tour...
PA 6 mi Crushed Stone
If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Groundhog Day, Mahoning Shadow Trail users expect six more weeks of winter before spring arrives. The 15-mile Central Pennsylvania trail passes through the...
PA 15 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Marienville Bike Trail is part of a system of roads and trails in the Allegheny National Forest. The trails are open to mountain bikes, trail bikes, and ATVs and are rated as difficult because of...
PA 23.3 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Marilla Bridges Trail provides a 1-mile loop around Marilla Reservoir in Bradford, not far from the Pennsylvania/New York border. The fine-crushed limestone trail offers a scenic trek through the...
PA 1 mi Crushed Stone
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 12.7 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel
The Redbank Valley Trail follows a rail corridor developed by the Allegheny Valley Railroad in 1872 to carry passengers, coal, and lumber to Pittsburgh and beyond. Passenger service along the line...
PA 51 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
The Richard E. McDowell Trail is a hiking and biking trail on the edge of the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford campus. The trail is almost entirely shrouded by the riparian woodland of the West...
PA 1.3 mi Asphalt
Primarily a cross-country ski route, the 13.4-mile Sentiero DiShay Trail can also be enjoyed for hiking and mountain biking. The trail winds through a mixed forest of conifer and deciduous trees. The...
PA 13.4 mi Dirt
The Shawmut Trail begins in the southwest corner of the small, charming community of Smethport and continues southwest out of town along Marvin Creek. Along the way, views are a mix of woodlands,...
PA 0.6 mi Crushed Stone
Coordinated by the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails Association (SSRTA), the Snow Shoe Trail caters primarily to ATV and off-road motorcycle enthusiasts. It is open to other users as well, but the rough...
PA 18.5 mi Ballast, Gravel
Located in scenic Potter and Clinton Counties, the Susquehannock Hiking Trail is an 85-mile amalgamation of old Civilian Conservation Corps fire trails, logging roads and railroad grades through the...
PA 30 mi Dirt
The WAG Trail snakes for 9 miles along the upper Genessee River. The trail follows the route of what was once a shortline operation called the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (WAG) Railroad. Though the...
NY 9 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Located along the banks of Conewango Creek, the open 3-mile segment of this proposed 11-mile trail follows an old New York Central branch north from the city of Warren. Designed to serve primarily as...
PA 3 mi Asphalt
The West Creek Recreational Trail connects St. Marys and Emporium in a forested area of northern Pennsylvania known as elk country. The 19.5-mile trail follows the route of the Philadelphia and Erie...
PA 19.5 mi Crushed Stone
Running parallel to State Route 219, this 4 mile section of trail has been built on a former line of the Pennsylvania Railroad (Line 651) and runs from Sandy Township in Clearfield County (near...
PA 4.2 mi Gravel

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Recent Trail Reviews

Kinzua Valley Trail

Kane to Kinzua Bridge Complete

August, 2020 by czechman_tl

Started at the Kinkua Bridge State Park and road a short distance towards Kane. It appears this section is complete and the description should be updated. Beautiful area and were able to see two large hawks in the trees.

Mahoning Shadow Trail

Some road riding

August, 2020 by dcsnyder

A few short areas that are on road but well marked. Started west at Winslow.... about 4% down so coming back, the finish was a challenge for the last 4 miles. Seems that part is not used much. Neat to go into Punxsy and see Phil. Just go off the trail for a few blocks in town. Punsxy Pizza was good.

Redbank Valley Rail Trail

Nice Trail

August, 2020 by dcsnyder

Very nice trail, we started in Brookville and went to mile 6 at the junction with the spur. Tougher ride back once you hit Hawthorn as it is a long gradual climb. It's railroad grade but very long. Neat tunnels, short but not lit so bring a strong light. In New Bethlehem there are several places to grab a bite to eat. We stopped at a Subway on the trail and it is the nicest Subway I've ever seen. Surface was good as it held up even in the pouring rain.

Accordion

Rail 66 Country Trail

July 2020 Ride, Great trail, still being developed.

July, 2020 by vicki1960

Main section of the trail, from Marianne to Leeper is completed . Asphalt paved in 2018. The mid section, for a few miles, which includes Lucinda, is old tar and chipped in rough condition.
Plans to extend the trail from Leeper and to the North are in the makings. Surface is grated and rideable for the time being if you'd like to attempt it.
The trail goes though open fields of farmlands and shaded wooded areas.
Along the trail in the mid section is Chris & Reds Variety store which is neat to go into....everything from flea market items, antiques, and new merchandise. Something interesting to stop for. Also along the trail there is a farm market which is open seasonal. The train station in Lucinda has a new deck put out on the front.
In Leeper there is a restaurant / ice cream stand and a Dollar Store.
We travel over an hour to get to this trail and enjoy it every time we ride there.

Houtzdale Line Trail

Great great Trail

July, 2020 by jtjij2017

Worth it

Redbank Valley Rail Trail

Wow....scenic & historic!

July, 2020 by vicki1960

So much to see and a great trail to experience. I can see why this was voted Pennsylvania's Trail of the Year in 2014.
Parked at the Lawsonham Road trailhead at mile 5.9. You can reach this parking lot easily it's just a few miles from Rimersburg.
Trail surface is packed crushed limestone in very good condition. We biked from Lawsonham to New Bethlehem and back and also a section towards the Armstrong Trail split and as an added bonus and workout, part of the Sligo Spur. Ended up with 35 miles for the day.
If you bike from Lawsonham to New Bethlehem, it's a 28 mile roundtrip. There are trail services, shops and eateries in New Bethlehem.
The section between Lawsonham and New Bethlehem is very scenic and serene. Quiet and peaceful with virtually no cell phone service.
Some of the beautiful sights you will come across are the Long Point Tunnel and rest stop. You will also pass an old brick factory. Mile 17 is the beautiful Climax tunnel having been refurbished in August 2018. At mile 19 is the old Coke Ovens. Also at mile 19, the trail is washed out. It was washed out following a terrible heavy rainstorm in July 2019. Thanks to the trail volunteers for constructing a temporary wooden bridge near the wash out so you can continue your journey safely along the trail.
We had lunch in New Bethlehem. Got our water bottles refilled and returned back to the parking area.
I am always up for a challenge so I pedaled up the Sligo Spur. I only went a few miles since I already had in 30 for the day and was quite tired. It's a struggle pedaling uphill with that grade but a lovely fast downhill ride back to the car at the bottom.
Next up in the other section of the trail, New Bethlehem to Brookville.
This trail is an absolute hidden gem.

West Creek Recreational Trail

Great trail

July, 2020 by fdaire

My wife and loved this trail. So quiet and out in nature along the creek. We did about 15 miles and will go back tomorrow and do it again...

Knox Kane Rail Trail

Beautiful surroundings on the trail

July, 2020 by vicki1960

July 2020. I found this to be one of the most beautiful trails! Heavily wooded through an absolutely gorgeous forest.
Though just under 4 miles in length I enjoyed the short ride on this trail. Having been constructed in 2018-2019 the surface is crushed limestone in very good condition.
I was dropped off at the parking area in Mt. Jewett and biked into Kinzua Bridge Skywalk State Park.
This trail ends at the skywalk. Visitor center and restrooms at the skywalk.

Kinzua Bridge Skywalk

A must see!

July, 2020 by vicki1960

We generally travel over 2 hours annually to visit the Skywalk. Though only a few tenths in length, there is an awesome visitors center with plenty of picnic area.
You can hike down to the bottom of the gorge. Make sure you have sturdy shoes.
New visitor center constructed approx 2018. Informational signs throughout the skywalk, visitors center and grounds.

Redbank Valley Rail Trail

beautiful trail

June, 2020 by danieljfrank4

One of the best trails I’ve been on.

Beaver Dam Trail

wasn’t impressed

June, 2020 by ladydewinter11

Not a good view and was muddy for biking

Kinzua Valley Trail

great trail

June, 2020 by mikeanddee

Really enjoyed this trail. Very scenic grade not to hilly. Was awesome we could see all the places that the turtles had been digging to lay eggs. Trail was very busy this Father’s Day.

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