Trolley Trail (PA)

Pennsylvania

Trolley Trail (PA) Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Lackawanna
Length: 2.8 miles
Trail end points: South Turnpike Street (Dalton) and Old State Road (Clarks Summit)
Trail surfaces: Boardwalk, Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6440027
Trail activities: Bike, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Trolley Trail (PA) Description

The first section of the Trolley Trail, built along a former Northern Electric Railway right-of-way in northeastern Pennsylvania, will officially open October 10, 2014. This 3-mile segment runs between Clarks Summit, Glenburn, and Dalton. The gravel trail is largely wooded and includes a boardwalk over wetlands at its northern end.

Eventually, the Countryside Conservancy would like to continue the rail-trail along a 14-mile stretch of the interurban trolley line that operated between Scranton, Lake Winola, and Montrose from 1908 to 1932. This would continue the trail farther north to La Plume and Factoryville, and west to Lake Winola.

Parking and Trail Access

A trailhead with parking is being constructed at Ackerly and Waterford roads in Glenburn.

Trolley Trail (PA) Reviews

The parking lot and trail head is now open. The section north from there is very nice with a good packed gravel surface. The are nice information and mileage signs. Clearly this trail is being well maintained.

The section from the trail head south starts off with some very steep hills with a dirt surface. All but serious mountain bikers will have to walk the first 1/4 mile or so.

It would be great to see this trail extended.

Trail is scenic and modern. It could be much better if there were more trail heads with parking.

Loved it. Beautiful trail. Thank you.

Accordion

This was my first visit to the trolley trail and I loved it. Looking forward to it's expansion near my home. I will be walking there much more in the near future.

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