This very old rail line peeled away from the Allegheny Valley main line from the north, and I would guess that the branch had a connection leg to the south. I measured the trail length at 1.1 miles from the parking lot to the stubbed east end. Only a few rotten tires convey the fact that this steep shelf was once a rail line. The roadbed is very eroded, and the trail climbs a continuous steep grade up from the Allegheny. The trail is indeed very scenic, and also very remote. It looks like a real primeval forest, actually kinda scary. I wouldn't be surprised to see a bear or a snake up there among all those large rocks and the rushing water. That little bridge halfway up is very tight, barely wide enough to walk your bicycle across, and there is no trace of railroad bridge piers across that ravine it crosses. It will be real neat to see this little trail extended several more miles into the valley some time in the future. -Rich Ballash, Latrobe PA 10/28/2014.