Railroad Grade Trail (Ives Run )

Pennsylvania

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Railroad Grade Trail (Ives Run ) Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Tioga
Length: 2.6 miles
Trail end points: Tioga-Hammond Road, Ives Run Recreation Area and Hills Creek Road, Ives Run Recreation Area
Trail surfaces: Ballast, Cinder
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016943
Trail activities: Bike, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Railroad Grade Trail (Ives Run ) Description

North of Mansfield lies the Railroad Grade Trail, know to locals as Ives Run. The 2.5-mile trail begins on the north end at the Ives Run Recreation area, near the boat launch parking lot. Travelers on the sometimes rough crushed stone surface are rewarded for their efforts in this seemingly secluded marsh area. The careful observer can view a variety of songbirds, waterfowl and game birds as you travel through the Bryant Hollow Wildlife Management Area. The trail ends near Pennsylvania Route 287.

Parking and Trail Access


To Ives Run trailhead: Coming from the south on US-15, take US-6 west to PA-287 north. Coming from the north on US-15 take PA-287 south. Look for the sign for Ives Run Recreation Area on the east side of the road.

Railroad Grade Trail (Ives Run ) Reviews

This trail is indeed short and rough, with lots of loose stone, mud and potholes. There was a nicer section in the middle, shady and less stone. But it is also not closed to vehicles, and I encountered 4. Unless you're on a mountain bike on the way to somewhere else, wouldn't bother.

Close to camping area. Not a long trail. Very level and very rough. I rode down the trail to see what is was like but came back to the camping area along rt.287.

One might describe this train as easy due to being level and only 2.5 miles long. However, the stones make it a very rough ride. If your bike is equipped with shock absorber handlebars and seat, it might be enjoyable.

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