Greene River Trail


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Greene River Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Greene
Length: 5.2 miles
Trail end points: Nr. Twnship Rd. 288/CR 88 at Main St. (Millsboro) and River Hill Rd. at Old Ferry Rd. (Crucible)
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6017295
Trail activities: Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Greene River Trail Description

About 60 miles south of Pittsburgh, the beautiful Greene River Trail parallels the Monongahela River as it winds through the coal mining region of Greene County. Conrail originally used the rail corridor until the Greene County Department of Recreation transformed the corridor into a striking nature trail, opened in 2001.

Driving through the river valley to the trail, you can glimpse several large coal mining operations just over the east ridge of the river. Remnants of older mine operations that processed and loaded coal onto railroad cars and river barges can still be seen along the trail. It's easy to imagine the days of old when barges ran up and down the Monongahela River to transport coal to the Ohio and Allegheny rivers in Pittsburgh.

The 5.2-mile trail starts in Millsboro at the Green Cove Yacht Club trailhead. Once on the trail you follow Ten Mile Creek for less than a mile to where it flows into the Monongahela River. From there, the trail runs south along the river through a stretch of peaceful, scenic woodlands. The smooth trail surface is well maintained, and the trail is enclosed by rustic wood fencing along much of the route.

You'll encounter many sweeping views of the mighty Monongahela River and glimpses of the beautiful nature and peaceful surroundings of Greene County. At about mile 3, you enter the town of Rices Landing. As you enter the township, you pass W. A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop, a restored working 19th-century machine shop open to the public during the summer. Rices Landing, directly on the riverbank, offers a few local amenities to take a break for refreshments or a small bite to eat. You can also to begin your ride from the Rices Landing trailhead.

After Rices Landing the trail continues to wind along the Monongahela River for another 2 miles until you reach the endpoint along Crucible Road in Crucible. The trail ends abruptly in Crucible but will eventually extend another 9 miles to Nemacolin.

Parking and Trail Access

To reach the Millsboro trailhead from State Route 40, take State Route 88 south along the Monongahela River. South of East Millsboro, Route 88 crosses Ten Mile Creek on an Iron Bridge. Cross the bridge and turn left into Greene Cove Marina at the end of the bridge. Follow the trail sign to the parking lot at the northern end.

To reach the Rices Landing trailhead from Route 40, take Route 88 south along the Monongahela River to the town of Dry Tavern. Turn east on State Route 1008. Continue to Rices Landing and look for the signs for the Greene River Trail. There are several parking areas and public restrooms at the Rices Landing.

Greene River Trail Reviews

I drove down from Washington PA while the girls shopped. Very nice trail with alot to look at. Really liked the view of the river.

Just got back from the trail. Its clean and great views. Unfortunately I ride a recumbent trike that does not fit between the yellow poles. Had to turn back only one mile in.

Beautifully maintained. No info at trail head which is why I am on this site.
Easy flat and beautiful. Nice walk, or a short bike ride. Any plans to extend soon? Would love it !


My husband and I hiked the trail for the first time today...very nice peaceful glad they finally have something like this in Greene Co.

Walked it a few times and ride it a few. Not a whole lot of shade on a hot day. Does have great views of the Mon River. Awesome place to ride or walk without Going into the mountains or city. Never real congested in my experience.

This trail is quite short but great for any beginner who is ready to get on their bike and just ride for an hour.

My wife and I enjoyed riding the Greene River trial last week. The wooded section from Millsboro to Rices Landing is the nicest ride.

"Very relaxing , nice view of the Mon. River."

A very scenic trail thru the heart of coal country! Beautiful

I have lived in the area all my life and must say they did a great job making this trail. The scenic Monongahela River is a bonus.

"I rode this trail today. It was better than I expected. I parked at Pumpkin Run Park in the borough of Rice's Landing. There were restrooms available here, and I was able to change into my bicycling gear.

I rode the entire length of trail, and was very impressed with the quality of this trail. Everything was in good order, the grass was mowed, there were nice interpretive nature signs showing the various trees. I saw beautiful rock formations and several waterfalls. The river provided a nice view, and at some spots all I could hear were the birds and the river flowing without any other man-made noises.

I saw some wildlife including a turkey. There was a coal formation along the bank of the river, that was neat to walk on because it takes you right to the rivers edge. There were also some industrial ruins that were neat to look at. There were drink machines in at least 2 spots along the trail, in case you get thirsty.

After I rode about half way, I saw the reason why this trail is in such good repair; there were prisoners from the county jail doing work on the trail including grass cutting and other work. They do a very good job! At one end of the trail there is a marina, and the trail curves off of the old rr grade. If you stay on the rail line, you go through a grassy area where there is a bridge. It is fenced off, so you cannot cross it, but it provides a nice view. Also, the grassy area has a nice picnic area with a grill, and a neat stone foundation.

At the other (Rice's Landing) end of the trail, which is 3.5 miles long, the trail ends, and there is a turn-around. This end is also fenced off and you cannot go any further along the rr grade. The only bad thing about this trail is that I wished it was longer.

For a longer ride, you can go into the park at Pumpkin Run. You go through a tunnel that runs under the trail, and into a valley, where you can continue your ride. Also, in Rices Landing, there is an Ice cream Shoppe, but it was closed today. Perhaps it is seasonal.

The folks in Greene County who are in charge of this trail should be proud of themselves. It is a really nice trail.

Keep up the great work!!!"

There is an old bank building along the trial in the town of Rice's Landing. It has been converted into an ice cream parlor. This is a neat historic building that makes a nice stop for refreshments.

"This trail is great; however, everyone would like to see the distance better marked. During my family's daily walk someone always stops to ask: How do we know how far we have gone? Otherwise the trail is great, and I cannot wait to see it expanded."

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