Conservancy Narrow Gauge Rail Trail

Pennsylvania

Conservancy Narrow Gauge Rail Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Sullivan
Length: 2.1 miles
Trail end points: Rt. 42 and Lakewood Avenue and Lakewood Avenue and Linwood Avenue
Trail surfaces: Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6032313
Trail activities: Mountain Biking, Walking

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Conservancy Narrow Gauge Rail Trail Description

Located at 2,100 feet and next to the Loyalsock State Forest in northeast Pennsylvania, this trail in the small town of Eagles Mere has a rich history. In 1892 the Eagles Mere eight-mile narrow gauge railroad was built to Sonestown where it connected to the mainline Williamsport & North Branch. Through the 1920s, this scenic excursion service offered the wealthy an escape from large cities like Philadelphia. The trail only uses 2.1 miles of the original line which is blazed in blue and is best for a short walk. The Eagles Mere Railroad garnered praise as one of most scenic lines in the state with wildflowers and waterfalls. Unlike the days of the railroad which offered open vistas and fields due to extensive logging, today's trail is surrounded by a mature canopy of trees.

Parking and Trail Access

To Route 42 trailhead: From
Williamsport, take I-180/US 220 northeast through the towns of Picture Rocks and Tivol. At Muncy Valley turn left onto PA 42 and head north for 6 miles to Eagles Mere. Drive through town until you see a pond on the left (Lakewood Ave.) and a gravel trailhead parking lot in front of it. The trailhead is immediately on the right. (Access from
Linwood Avenue is difficult and not recommended.)

Conservancy Narrow Gauge Rail Trail Reviews

I did this in 2013, it is easy to find. There is a conservancy building/classroom that posts a map of the trails. There are various trails that overlap the rail trail. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because they were doing some work on the trails and subsequently the trail was blocked, no signs were put up and it was hard getting through the trail. Hopefully they are done with that.

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