1 Great Allegheny Passage
Allegany (Md.), Allegheny, Fayette, Somerset, Westmoreland counties
We heard you loud and clear. The Great Allegheny Passage is Pennsylvania's crown jewel of trails! The 150-mile trail—which spans two states along great rivers and across mountain passes—is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.
2 Allegheny River Trail
Clarion and Venango counties
If any trail in Pennsylvania gives the GAP a run for its money, it’s the 32-mile Allegheny River Trail, which is also RTC's September 2014 Trail of the Month! Scenery and wildlife are just two reasons why this one tops the list.
3 Pine Creek Rail Trail
Lycoming and Tioga counties
If you want to visit the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, let the Pine Creek Rail Trail be your guide. For 55 of its 62 miles, the trail hugs Pine Creek, offering great views of dramatic rock outcrops and waterfalls.
4 Ghost Town Trail
Cambria and Indiana counties
The Ghost Town Trail has a spooky name, but the trail is anything but scary. You can pair your walking or biking adventure with an on-trail history lesson, thanks to interpretive signs about the old railroad towns, preserved blast furnaces and other historic markers.
5 Heritage Rail Trail
History seeps from the 22-mile Heritage Rail Trail, winner of DCNR's Pennsylvania Trail of the Year award for 2015. The trail occupies one of the oldest rail corridors in the nation and passes through quaint turn-of-the-century villages like New Freedom, Pa. A lunch stop at the restored depot will fuel you for the remainder of your ride!
6 D & L - Lehigh Gorge Trail
Carbon and Luzerne counties
A critical connection in Jim Thorpe will make this amazing trail even better. The pedestrian bridge over the Lehigh River will create 130 miles of continuous trail!
7 Sandy Creek Trail
The Sandy Creek Trail traverses some of the most remote and spectacular countryside in northwestern Pennsylvania. Impressive features of this 12-mile paved trail include tunnels and massive trestles like the Belmar Bridge, which crosses the Allegheny River.
8 Butler-Freeport Community Trail
Armstrong and Butler counties
Over the trail’s 20 miles, you will pass over burbling streams and cruise through shady forests and farmland. The scenery varies, but one thing stays the same: The folks on the trail are friendly and out to have a memorable day on the trail, just like you.
9 Oil Creek State Park Trail
Crawford and Venango counties
This trail has something to satisfy everyone. From fly fishermen to cyclists to cross-country skiiers, the Oil Creek State Park Trail pleases them all! The trail connects to Titusville via the Queen City Trail, further broadening the options for trail enthusiasts.
10 Redbank Valley Rail Trail
Armstrong, Clarion and Jefferson counties
The 51-mile Redbank Valley Rail Trail was the deserving winner of DCNR's Pennsylvania Trail of the Year award for 2014. Between the trail’s natural beauty and their incredible volunteer power, this trail was a natural fit to round out the Top 10.
Buy a Pennsylvania License Plate that supports RTC!
Pennsylvania Specialty Registration Plate for members of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a great way to show off your love of trails while supporting RTC's programs.
The cost of the new plate is $86.00. $26 will go to the state for processing and manufacturing of the plate and $60.00 is a tax deductible contribution to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. If you would like to personalize your Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Registration Plate the additional fee is $104. See Registration Plate Instructions.
Please return the application with your check to:
230 S. Broad Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Plates take at least six to eight weeks to process and will arrive with the appropriate registration information for your vehicle.Download Application