Pennsylvania Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Allegheny River Trail

32 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Bear Hole Trail

5.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Bells Gap Rail Trail

6.3 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Blue Marsh Lake Multi-Use Trail

28.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Accordion

Buffalo Flat Trail

0.5 mi
State: PA
Dirt

Butler-Freeport Community Trail

19.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Coal & Coke Trail

6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Conewago Recreation Trail

5.1 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Corry Junction Greenway Trail

5.1 mi
State: NY, PA
Crushed Stone

Cumberland Valley Rail Trail

10.9 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Grass

D & L Trail - Delaware Canal Towpath

60 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Dirt

D&H Rail Trail

38 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

East Branch Trail (PA)

3.1 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Cinder

Endless Mountain Riding Trail

9.2 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Dirt

Five Star Trail

7.75 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Forks Township Recreation Trail

2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Dirt

George B. Will Trail

5.6 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Grass

Great Allegheny Passage

150 mi
State: MD, PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Great Shamokin Path

3.5 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Heritage Rail Trail County Park

24.9 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Hollow Creek Greenway

1.7 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Houtzdale Line Trail

10.5 mi
State: PA
Gravel

Iron Horse Trail (PA)

10 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Lancaster Junction Trail

2.3 mi
State: PA
Gravel

Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail

14.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Little Crabtree Creek Trail

1.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lower Trail

16.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Marienville Bike Trail

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

Montour Trail

46 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

North Link Trail

9.3 mi
State: PA
Dirt

Oil Creek State Park Trail

9.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Old Tram Trail

1.8 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

PWS Trail System

36 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Penns Creek Path (Mid State Trail)

3.6 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Pennypack Trail

14.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Dirt

Perkiomen Trail

19.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Pine Creek Rail Trail

62 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Plainfield Township Trail

6.7 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Rail 66 Country Trail

4.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

Railroad Grade Trail (Ives Run )

2.6 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Cinder

Samuel Justus Recreation Trail

6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Sandy Creek Trail

12 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Schuylkill River Trail - Thun Trail

18.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Shawmut Trail

0.6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Shenango River Trail

7 mi
State: PA
Dirt

Slate Heritage Trail

3.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Snow Shoe Rail Trail

18.5 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Gravel

Springlawn Trail

2.1 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Stony Valley Railroad Grade

21.5 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Struble Trail

2.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Swatara Rail-Trail

10 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Tyler State Park Trails

10.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Gravel

West Penn Trail

17 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive)

7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
With a wide, paved pathway and adjacent equestrian trail running through lush woodland and riverside terrain, the Allegheny River Trail (ART) has something to offer every trail enthusiast. Following a...
PA 32 mi Asphalt
Swatara Creek runs through the vast woodlands of Swatara State Park in eastern Pennsylvania. Bear Hole Trail traces the eastern side of the waterway, while the Swatara Rail-Trail runs along the other...
PA 5.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Bells Gap Rail-Trail is really two trails in one-a flat 2.1-mile southern section with smooth crushed limestone surface, and a rougher, more difficult northern section best-suited for mountain...
PA 6.3 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
The Blue Marsh Lake Multi-Use Trail loops around a manmade reservoir just outside of Reading in southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail has a mixture of surfaces (hard-packed dirt, grass, gravel and...
PA 28.6 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
PA 0.5 mi Dirt
Built in 1871 to transport the region's high-quality limestone to support Pittsburgh's growing steel industry, the Butler-Freeport line was the first railroad in Butler County. After a two-day...
PA 19.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Accordion
The scenic Coal & Coke Trail connects the communities of Mount Pleasant and Scottdale in Westmoreland County and offers many glimpses of the picturesque nature and local communities of Westmoreland...
PA 6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Conewago Recreation Trail in northwestern Lancaster County parallels Conewago Creek over most of its length, as it passes through farmland and forests. A unit of the Lancaster County Department of...
PA 5.1 mi Crushed Stone
Crossing the state line into New York near Erie, Pennsylvania, the 7.5-mile trail runs through the beautiful Brokenstraw Valley, passing small streams, a tamarack swamp, deciduous woods and...
NY, PA 5.1 mi Crushed Stone
The Cumberland Valley Rail Trail runs down the middle of its namesake: the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania, between the South Mountain and Blue Mountain ridges on the eastern flank of the...
PA 10.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Grass
The Delaware Canal Towpath, which extends from Bristol to Easton, dates back to the historical canal-building era of the early and mid-1800s. Through its connection with the Lehigh Navigation Canal at...
PA 60 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Gravity Railroad conducted a 3-mile test of the first steam locomotive in the U.S. in August 1829, which ran from the towns of Honesdale to Seeleyville, Pennsylvania, and...
PA 38 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Pennsylvania Railroad originally built the Chautauqua Line as part of a network of rail lines that linked Corry, Titusville, Oil City, Franklin and Meadville during the boom days of the oil...
PA 3.1 mi Ballast, Cinder
The local riding club enjoyed this former rail line, which was purchased in 1944 for a dollar from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, as a bridle trail for many years. It changed management...
PA 9.2 mi Ballast, Dirt
Trail users on this inviting corridor follow the path of an old Southern Pennsylvania Railroad line, in some places traveling alongside unused tracks (not to be confused with the newer Southwest...
PA 7.75 mi Crushed Stone
The Forks Township Recreation Trail follows the an old right-of-way of the former Lehigh & New England Railroad. Starting at the trail's midpoint behind the Riverview Country Club in Easton, you'll...
PA 2 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The George B. Will Trail in Tiadaghton State Forest is named for an early 20th-century Pennsylvania forest ranger. The trail is popular with cross-country skiers and travels through a mixed-pine...
PA 5.6 mi Ballast, Grass
Now the longest rail-trail east of the Mississippi River, the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) spans two states in its course along great rivers and across mountain passes. Running from...
MD, PA 150 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Tracing a section of the abandoned Rural Valley Railroad corridor the Great Shamokin Path parallels the Cowanshannock Creek for 3.5 miles. The eastern part of the trail, which is surfaced primarily...
PA 3.5 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Note: Per the York County website, "A section of the Heritage Rail Trail County Park will be closed starting March 21, 2016. The closure will begin at the Colonial Courthouse in York, south to...
PA 24.9 mi Crushed Stone
The Hollow Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway through scenic woodlands and valleys, offering a quiet oasis in the suburbs. The trail provides an important link between neighborhoods, schools...
PA 1.7 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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
The Iron Horse Trail follows two abandoned rail beds: the Path Valley Railroad and the Perry Lumber Company Railroad. Originally, the Path Valley Railroad was going to be an extension for the Newport...
PA 10 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt
J. Manley Robbins Trail is a short trail with a long history. Quite possibly it is the oldest documented rail-trail in the country. The trail leads through a beautiful deciduous forest high above the...
PA 2.8 mi Gravel
Originally the Reading & Columbia Railroad, this branch of the Reading Railroad was built to haul anthracite coal to Columbia where it was loaded into barges on the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal for...
PA 2.3 mi Gravel
The Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail takes you on a journey into Pennsylvania Dutch country. Running along the corridor of the old Cornwall-Lebanon Railroad, the 14.5-mile trail lets you experience the...
PA 14.5 mi Crushed Stone
Less than an hour from Pittsburgh, the Little Crabtree Creek travels for just over a mile in Unity Township, east of Greensburg. This first phase of the trail opened in July 2014; a future phase will...
PA 1.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Grab your bike or your walking shoes, or saddle up your horse, and head for the cool breezes and dappled shade of the 17-mile Lower Trail. The name "Lower," which rhymes with "flower," refers to...
PA 16.5 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 Montour Trail follows a portion of the old Montour Railroad, which was built between 1877 and 1914 to link the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad with the region's many coal mines. Forming a...
PA 46 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The North Link Trail is a 9 mile section of rail-trail which is just one part of an 85-mile loop that winds through the forested hills and valleys of this state forest. Known as the Susquehannock...
PA 9.3 mi Dirt
The Titusville and Petroleum Center Railroad had one major purpose when it was built in 1863: to transport oil. Oil was discovered in Oil Creek Valley in 1859 by Colonel Edward Drake and William...
PA 9.7 mi Asphalt
Lumber mills frequently set up tram cars running on a set of tracks to carry cut timbers from the steep hillsides. The Old Tram Trail is exactly that and has become a short bit of single track to...
PA 1.8 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Forbes State Forest and the adjacent state parks (Linn Run, Laurel Mountain, and Laurel Ridge) maintain the PWS Trail System, a network of snowmobile trails and forest service roads though the...
PA 36 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Though little-known compared to other popular rail-trails in Pennsylvania, the Penns Creek Path is worth the effort of visiting for a scenic bike ride or hike in the forest. Pretty in all seasons, it...
PA 3.6 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
The Pennypack Trail begins in Huntingdon Valley in Montgomery County and continues south through wooded Lorimer Park and on into Philadelphia County. A portion follows the former Fox Chase-Newton...
PA 14.4 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The history of Perkiomen Trail railroad corridor extends more than 140 years. Founded shortly after the Civil War, the Perkiomen Railway Company started running from Oaks to Pennsburg in 1868. New...
PA 19.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
One of the premier rail-trails in the Northeast, the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Pine Creek Gorge offers travelers a spectacular 62-mile journey through the area commonly referred to as the Grand Canyon...
PA 62 mi Crushed Stone
From 1880 until well into the 20th century, Bangor and Portland Railway steam locomotives plied this corridor and others in the region, providing essential transportation services for the nearby...
PA 6.7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
Rail 66 Country Trail is a rustic trail paralleling Route 66,  that begins in Paint Township near the Clarion Junction (SR 322/SR 66) and extends north to the Clarion/Forest County line. The trail is...
PA 4.3 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel
North of Mansfield lies the Railroad Grade Trail, know to locals as Ives Run. The 2.5-mile trail begins on the north end at the Ives Run Recreation area, near the boat launch parking lot. Travelers on...
PA 2.6 mi Ballast, Cinder
Connecting Oil City and Franklin, the Samuel Justus Trail is a 6-mile segment of a 30-mile trail that follows the former Allegheny Valley Railroad. The A.V. was completed to Oil City in 1868 and...
PA 6 mi Asphalt
The Sandy Creek Trail carves its way through some of the most remote and spectacular countryside in northwestern Pennsylvania. This 12-mile paved trail has some impressive features, including tunnels...
PA 12 mi Asphalt
The Thun Trail (pronounced "tune") is part of the Schuylkill River Trail System. Large railroad bridges, built in 1918, provide impressive views of the Schuylkill River and the surrounding hills....
PA 18.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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
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
The Slate Heritage Trail is built on the former Lehigh Valley Railroad, which opened in 1874 and transported slate products from quarries in northern Lehigh County to Slatington to connect with the...
PA 3.3 mi Asphalt
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
The Springlawn Trail travels on what was once Springlawn Road, connecting Chesterville Road (Rt. 841) and Strickersville Road. The 2-mile trail is comprised of dirt and gravel and makes for a good...
PA 2.1 mi Dirt, Gravel
Originally named St. Anthony's Wilderness by Moravian missionaries who arrived in the colony in 1742 to convert Native tribes, the Stony Creek Valley became the site of five bustling towns after...
PA 21.5 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Chester County Parks & Recreation Department opened this trail in 1979 on part of a former Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way. Today the 2.6-mile trail attracts more than 125,000 visitors each...
PA 2.6 mi Asphalt
The discovery of anthracite coal in the Tremont area of Pennsylvania shaped commerce and development well into the 1800s. The Union Canal was constructed in the 1820s to connect the Schuylkill and...
PA 10 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Tyler State Park, located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, covers over 1,700 acres on the grounds of an old farm in a charming woodland setting. The park features a network of interconnected trails,...
PA 10.8 mi Asphalt, 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 Penn Trail, a National Recreation Trail, runs largely along the corridor of the Portage Railroad line that operated from 1830 to 1864 between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. The trail is steadily...
PA 17 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Wissahickon Valley Park Trail (Forbidden Drive) follows the creek of the same name through the entire length of the park. The ominous sounding Forbidden Drive was so named because in the 1920s cars...
PA 7 mi Asphalt, Gravel

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Rock Furnace Trail

Awesome Trail for Biking

June, 2017 by bduncan75

I absolutely love this trail. Plenty of hills and turns makes it really fun to bike on. The cable bridge has a ramp on each end and is kinda narrow making it fun to bike across. There are short off road trails that run parallel to the main trail with rocks, roots and trees to practice mountain biking skills on. I really wish this trail was longer, but it does connect to the Roaring Run Trail which has some good mountain biking trails branching off of it. There's a lot of good riding for all different skill levels in this area.

Heritage Rail Trail County Park

Great way to spend a Monday!

June, 2017 by ollied

Road a seven mile section of the Heritage Rail Trail (miles 15-8) today and was really impressed. It was my first time on this level and scenic trail. Lots to see and the trees provided great shade throughout the trip. It was a little busy in sections but overall it was an easy ride (ideal for my 10 year old). Definitely recommend this for people with kids who want a trail that is well-kept and thoroughly marked.

Chester Creek Trail

Beautiful Trail

June, 2017 by tgkoz99

Every Saturday and Sunday morning, i like to take my dogs walking on this trail. It's a great way to get my workout/steps in.

Accordion

Chester Creek Trail

Sunday Walk

June, 2017 by vjopperman

Good distance with some nice shady spots. Fairly easy paved trail with nice scenery and very quiet.

Susquehanna Warrior Trail

Nice local trail

June, 2017 by bbobbudd

Really enjoyed our trip on the Warrior Trail today from the Garden Drive-In to Shickshinny, about 7.5 miles. Grabbed lunch at J-Angelos and found a picnic table in Shickshinny Park before heading back to our car. Elevation change was 62ft. one way which feels very gradual over 7+ miles. There were a few puddles and muddy patches, not surprising given the recent rain. Also quite a few tree limbs growing over the trail that we had to duck. Overall a very nice trail with little traffic on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. As we were leaving I noticed there is a trail section heading north of the Drive-In, it appears to go at least to the intersection with Rt-29. Maybe we'll park at near JJ Banko's next time.

French Creek Trail

Not long, but has great potential

June, 2017 by bitzerp

I was underwhelmed on my first trip on this trail. Rode from Hares Hill to Rapps Dam yesterday... the trail was closed from Rapps Dam to Township Line. I was able to ride 1.2 miles on the trail This trail is about a 4 mile round trip if you go the full distance (not one way) and the paved section is less than a quarter mile.

Still, nice scenery and the bridges are beautiful with some areas to pull over and picnic or swim. I was able to ride about 2 miles up Rapps Dam/Mowere to the Schuylkill River Trail trailhead and take the trail to Spring City, then the same route on return for a good 10.5 mile ride.

The French Creek Trail is unsuitable for road bikes. I was on a Trek 3700 with fat slick tires and that was OK, but since most of the trial is natural surface a knobby tire would work best. I also had my toddler riding in a seat on the back but he was OK with the bumps (rocks, roots) and I was careful to take it slow.

I would love to see the trail continue to be developed and paved as it offers great scenery and could easily connect Kimberton with downtown Phoenixville

Lower Trail

Great trail, great ride!

June, 2017 by bethahinton

So much has been written about this wonderful trail, and our experience was the same. One of our favorite things was that the trail was mostly shaded, making it possible/comfortable to ride on a warmer day. The surface was well cared for, and the friendly maintenance crews were mowing while we were there. It was great to see the many benches and bird shelters located all along the trail. We came from approximately two hours away, and consider ourselves lucky that the trail is one of our "local" options!

Pennypack Trail

Awesome Trail!

June, 2017 by djjaremusic

My wife and I love this trail. It makes you feel like you're in the Poconos, but in reality, you're still in the city. We love nature.

D & L Trail - Black Diamond Trail (Mountain Top-White Haven)

Trail is Fine

June, 2017 by bbobbudd

Rode the northern section of the trail, from the parking area in Mountain Top to Middleburg Road, which was about 8.5 miles according to my GPS. Trail condition is great, mostly smooth double track. The elevation grade is noticeably steeper than other rail to trails. Next time we'll start in White Haven, pedal north and coast all the way back down.

O&W Trail - PA

Poyntelle to Preston Park

June, 2017 by sluberoff

I biked a short stretch of the trail between Poyntelle and Preston Park with my hybrid bike and it actually wasn't that bad, although I did have to keep my eyes on the trail at all times to avoid scattered large rocks. Most of this section is open to ATVs (and snowmobiles in winter) although I didn't encounter any during my ride. Definitely not for road bikes or those expecting a perfectly smooth surface. There was a steepish hill south of Preston Park with many large rocks which those with less robust bikes might want to walk their bikes over (though mountain bikers might enjoy it). Mostly a "green tunnel," but some views between the trees in spots.

As a separate matter, note that the first two miles north from Simpson are closed until October or November of 2017 for installation of a gas pipeline.

D&H Rail Trail

Partial trail closure in 2017

June, 2017 by sluberoff

Please note that the trail is closed between Simpson and Union Dale from May 2017 until October or November 2017 for installation of a natural gas pipeline.

French Creek Trail

French Creek Trail

June, 2017 by janereiff

We rode on hybrid bikes from Hare's Hill Rd trailhead to Township Line Rd. trailhead. The 2 bridges over French Creek are quite impressive for such an undeveloped trail. Hopefully someday the trail will match their magnificence! Most of the trail is natural surface and the section between Rapps Dam Rd and Township Line Rd is just a little wider than a rocky deer path. Many muddy areas encountered as remnants of rain puddles. Nice day out exploring but not what we had expected.

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