There are a number of trails that are or will connect to the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail. These trails can expand your riding experiences by adding an extra day or two to ride and explore one or more of these trails during your Erie to Pittsburgh Trail adventure.
PO Box 533
Saxonburg, PA 16056
The Butler Freeport Community Trail is a 21-mile crushed limestone scenic rail-trail in Armstrong and Butler counties, Pennsylvania. The southern 10 miles of the trail lies within the Buffalo Creek Watershed, an important bird area that offers scenic waterfalls. The northern 10 miles offer farmland and small communities including a bike shop/cafe and clubhouse/restaurant.
The mission of the Butler Freeport Community Trail is to build, maintain, improve, and promote the trail for non-motorized use. Hikers, walkers, bicyclists, runners, cross country skiers, geocachers, and bird watchers are all welcome on the Butler Freeport Community Trail.
P.O. Box 1553
Hermitage, PA 16148
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1
Erie, PA 16505-2042
301 Broad Street
New Bethlehem, PA 16242
P.O. Box 264
Franklin, PA 16323
Recently completed is the 1.5-mile segment of the Shenango River Trail, from Main St. in Greenville north to Porter Rd. This crushed limestone trail segment, while modest in length, runs along the Shenango River through an undeveloped mature forest for much of its length. Moreover, it connects across the Shenango River to Greenville's Riverside Park and then to Thiel College. To learn more about the trails visit www.mctrails.org.
Mercer County Trails Association is a volunteer organization dedicated to the building and management of bike/hike trails in Mercer and Crawford Counties. Their principle trail is planned to run north from Greenville to Jamestown, PA, then west to the Ohio line. There, the trail will connect to a trail being built by Ashtabula (OH) County Parks. South from Greenville, the trail will connect to the Trout Island Trail to an urban trail system through Sharpsville and Sharon, PA. Eventually, the trail will connect to the Erie to Pittsburgh system now being developed by others.
Karl Boyes Trail Multi-Purpose National Recreation Trail
The Presque Isle trail in Presque Isle State Park in Erie County, PA was renamed in 2003 in honor or the late Senator Karl Boyes. The trail and extension make a 13.5-mile circuit in the park. This paved trail is designated as a National Recreation Trail. This ADA accessible trail is popular with bicyclists, in-line skaters, and joggers. Visit www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PresqueIsleStatePark/Pages/Biking.aspx for additional information
Currently, there is no designated connection from Dobbins Landing to Presque Isle.
The Redbank Valley Trail is a 51-non motorized 4 season limestone recreational trail. It was named Pennsylvania Trail of the year in 2014, the first such designation by the PA DCNR, for its scenic beauty, connections to other trails, and dedicated volunteers. Forty-two miles of the trail parallels the Red Bank Creek and travels through a mostly natural area over many bridges and stone arches. Redbank Valley Trails connects to Armstrong Trails. A trail maps and additional information is available at www.redbankvalleytrails.org
Offering 12 miles of paved trail surface along the beautiful babbling stream of Sandy Creek and along the wooded hillsides, the Sandy Creek trail is located in Venango County. This trail boasts 7 bridges and a tunnel that was rehabilitated by recycling approximately 250,000 used tires to fill the void between the liner that was constructed inside the original tunnel. Running east and west the trail intersects with the Allegheny River and the Allegheny River Trail five miles south of Franklin via the historic Belmar Bridge.
To locate the trailheads and access areas for the trail please visit www.avta-trails.org and follow them on Facebook.