Here in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, the Trans Allegheny Trails are a system of rail-trails – with attitude. Parts of them are almost level, while other sections are downright challenging. That’s part of the fun for riders who like to get their hearts pumping and don’t mind breaking a sweat.
You don’t have to be that kind of rider to enjoy the Trans Allegheny Trails, though! Most sections are typical rail-trail (less than 3% grade) and run through some of the Alleghenies’ most beautiful scenery.
And these trails have all
of the historic character of the Alleghenies themselves. You’ll see:
- The oldest railroad tunnel in America
- A flood-control dam
- Iron furnaces
- Picturesque bridges
- Amazing stonework
- Old tow paths
- The watercourse of a historic flood.