The Pine Creek Rail Trail covers 62.6-miles in north-central Pennsylvania. Segments of the trail were first opened a decade previously as development proceeded south from Ansonia toward Jersey Shore. Along the route, the trail passes through the heart of the Pine Creek Valley and the “Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania” through forests, rich farmland and historical villages.
During the summer of 2006 this initial study of the users of the Pine Creek Rail Trail was conducted by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy under a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This survey was designed specifically to monitor trail user characteristics and the economic impact of trail visits.