Duchess and I hiked the Tidioute Trek and Rec Trail yesterday on 9/05/2012. The trail was also called the Tidioute Bird Trail by the forest service and a sign listed the many types of birds that “birders” have seen in the past. We saw some ducks, about a million ground squirrels, deer and are pretty sure we heard eagles several times on the islands in the Allegheny River. The trail was very shady most of the way and followed the river the whole way. Some group, possibly the Tidioute Lions Club or the forest service, had obviously cleared brush and line trimmed the area nicely for about 4.5 miles. The trail had mileage markers at most 1/2 mile locations. The maintenance ended at about 4.5 miles- we continued on the weedy section of old rail-bed to try to find the southern end and possibly found it. We turned around then and I figure it was at least a 9 mile to a possible 10 mile walk.