Know Before You Go: This trail is open to bicyclists, horses and walkers. Long parts of it are unshaded. E-bikes are allowed and this is designed to be an accessible trail for individuals with mobility restrictions. Length: 62 miles Time: Depends on how far you walk, bike or run! We ran 5-6 miles for a total of 50 minutes or so. Difficulty: Easy. Terrain: Aggregate, relatively flat with slight rises and falls Dog-Friendly: Yes. Kid-Friendly: Yes.
The Pine Creek Rail Trail runs 62 miles along an old rail line through the spectacular Pine Creek Gorge - dubbed Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon. It’s part of the area in north central Pennsylvania called the Pennsylvania Wilds, home to vast forests small towns, and many recreational opportunities.
This trail is a refurbished former railroad track, consequently relatively flat and covered with crushed aggregate. This is a great trail for walking, bicycling, and running.
We ran a few miles of this the same day we hiked at Colton Point State Park. We started with our hike on the Colton Point Rim Trail a high point overlooking the gorge, and ended with a run in the gorge along Pine Creek.