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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pine Creek Rail Trail: Ride through the Grand Canyon of PA

FROM TRAIL-LINK
One of the premier rail-trails in the Northeast, the Pine Creek Trail in Pine Creek Gorge offers travelers a spectacular, 62-mile journey through the area commonly referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Relatively flat, the trail runs from Ansonia south to Jersey Shore, Pa., traversing Tioga and Tiadaghton State Forest lands. For 55 of its 62 miles it hugs Pine Creek, providing great views of dramatic rock outcrops and numerous waterfalls. Horseback riding is allowed on portions of the trail. To use the hard-packed dirt path beside the trail between Ansonia and Tiadaghton, equestrians should park at the Ansonia Trailhead.
There are many other access points along the route. Several access points with parking are located south of Blackwell along Route 414. The parking lot at Rattlesnake Rock is a popular drop location for canoe and bicycle shuttle services. Another large parking lot is located at the southern end of the trail just north of Waterville.


Trail Facts




Trail End Points: Ansonia to Jersey Shore
Counties: Lycoming, Tioga
Trail Length: 62 miles
Trail Category: Rail-Trail
Trail Surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail Activities: Bike, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing
TrailLink ID: 6017045

Trail-Link webpage
[Pine Creek Valley website]

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