Working Together to Connect the Region’s Shared-Use Trails

Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail | Photo by Richard T Bower

IHTC Mega Corridors and Major Trails

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The Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition's (IHTC's) 1,400-mile-plus trail network will span 48 counties in Western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio and the southwestern corner of New York.

When complete, the trail network—now 48 percent complete—will comprise the largest shared-use trail system in North America for tourism, physical activity and recreation. Currently, approximately 50 gaps totaling nearly 700 miles are all that need to be filled to complete this powerful trail vision. Although they comprise corridor segments that are challenging to complete due to issues such land acquisition, funding and engineering—many (75 percent) are 15 miles or less.

For example, the completion of four gaps (totaling only 4.1 miles) in the vicinity of Akron and Cleveland will result in 120.5 miles of continuous trail. And completing a 3-mile segment of trail at Oil Creek State Park in Pennsylvania along the Erie-to-Pittsburgh Trail would result in 66 continuous miles.

Explore the route on an interactive map of trails in the northeast region of the U.S., or download the network map.  

Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor

Cleveland to Erie Corridor

Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Corridor

Erie to Pittsburgh Corridor

Ashtabula to Pittsburgh Corridor

Cleveland to Pittsburgh Corridor

PA Wilds Connector

PA Wild, Wild West Connector

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