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Rail 66 Country Trail is a rustic trail paralleling Route 66, that begins in the Village of Marianne near the Clarion Junction (SR 322/SR 66) and extends north to the Clarion/Forest County line. The trail is currently under construction. The trail is freshly paved making for a smooth and enjoyable ride for about 9 of the present 12 miles. However, a middle section from Paint-Knox Township Line to Whitney Lane (Snydersburg) has a tar-and-chip surface. In total, 24 miles of the trail are under development.
Rail 66 lies on the historic Knox-Kane railroad bed. The railroad began operations in 1982 after acquiring the right of way from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The primary function of the line was movement of freight, although tourism surpassed it in the latter years of the railroad. The corridor was finally abandoned in 2006 due to a lack of ridership and immediately railbanked for interim trail use.
Parking is available in the Village of Marianne at SR 322 just east of the SR 322/SR 66 intersection. It is next to Willow lane, and holds approx 12 vehicles. At mile 7.2, the historic Lucinda train station accessed by traveling north on SR 66 (Route 66) to T-580 (Maple Dr). Other parking areas include Lutz Drive in Snydersbrg and CarMate trailer dealership (32591 Route 66) in Leeper, north of Lucinda.
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