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Pennsylvania National Recreation Trails

The newest NRTs in Pennsylvania:

NRTBrowse all National Recreation Trails in Pennsylvania: There are 2518.38 miles of NRTs in Pennsylvania and 70 trails!

Visit Pennsylvania's "Featured" National Recreational Trails for the most recently designated trail(s)

Visit the National Recreation Trails website to learn more about the NRT program and access over 1,200 NRTs from across the country



Pennsylvania Bicycling and Mountain Biking


    East Coast Greenway is a project to link seabord states with bikeways and on-road routes through ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, NC, SC, GA, and FL:

    Mountain Bike Pennsylvania has a trail guide, photos, and events:

    Mountain Biking in Eastern Pennsylvania has a Trail Guide feature with trail descriptions and links:

    Mountain Biking in York PA has trail maps and descriptions:

    Pittsburgh Trail is a circular 50 mile cycling itinerary within the city exploring its rich natural geography, urban setting, and architectural features:

    Pennsylvania Turnpike Bicycle Trail runs on a stretch of former road including tunnels; see Pike 2 Bike and PA Turnpike Bicycle Trail

    Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake is a premier single-track trail system designed by mountain bikers, managed by US Army Corps of Engineers and maintained by volunteers:

    Raystown Mountain Biking Association provides information on volunteering, events, and local business:

    FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania presents sections of a guidebook to easy traffic-free bicycling and walking trails in Pennsylvania west of US219:

    Valley Mountain Bikers in the Lehigh Valley area:

    Western Pennsylvania Wheelmen has Pittsburgh Area Bicycling information:

    Centre Region Bike Coalition, based in State College, PA, promotes bicyling as recreation and transportation in the Centre County region:


Pennsylvania Equestrian Trails


    A portion of the Great Allegheny Passage, (about 8 miles) from Rockwood to Garrett has been opened for horse traffic. Much of that portion of the trail has an added path for the horses

    Pennsylvania Equine Council supports horse issues and trail stewardship:


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Pennsylvania Greenways and Community Trails

Pennsylvania Hiking Trails


    Appalachian Mountain Club, Delaware Valley Chapter, has a variety of News & Activities for Pennsylvania, Middle & Southern NJ, and Northern Delaware:

    Alpine Club of Williamsport maintains the Loyalsock Trail which runs 60 miles thru the Tiadaghton and Wyoming State Forests:

    Great Eastern Trail plans to link existing trails alongthe Appalachian Mountains from Alabama to the Finger Lakes Trail in New York:

    Keystone Trails Association promotes hiking opportunities in Pennsylvania and neighboring states: has maps and trail descriptions for hikes in MD, PA, VA and WV

    Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is dedicated to the upkeep and improvement of 970 miles of trails, 30 shelters, and 23 cabins in VA, MD, WV, PA, and DC:

    American Volkssport Association hosts year-round walking events; search by state


Pennsylvania Long-Distance Trails


    Appalachian Trail Conservancy provides resources and stewardship for the trail:

    D&L Trail is a 165-mile mixed-use recreational trail that follows the route anthracite coal once took from mine to market in the 1800s and early 1900s, via towpath canals and railroads:

    Erie-to-Pittsburgh Trail Alliance works to establish a continuous trail from the Erie Bayfront to Point State Park in Pittsburgh:

    Great Allegheny Passage is the main line of a trail system running from the C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland, to the Forks of the Ohio River at Pittsburgh on a near-level rail-trail through the Allegheny Mountains:

    Great Eastern Trail plans to link existing trails alongthe Appalachian Mountains from Alabama to the Finger Lakes Trail in New York:

Pennsylvania Off-Highway Vehicle Trails

Pennsylvania Rail Trails and Canal Trails

Pennsylvania Waterway and Boating Trails


Pennsylvania Statewide Advocacy and Resources



Pennsylvania State Trails Program


Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation




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