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Tricounty Rails to Trails

    Located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds, our region is known for its scenic beauty, remote wilderness opportunities, and friendly communities. In addition to biking, hiking or skiing our rail trails, you can also enjoy canoeing, kayaking and tubing on the Clarion River and fish for monster sized wild brown trout.  Nearby are the natural treasures of the Allegheny National Forest, the Elk Country Visitor Center where you can see our majestic elk herd, and many other outdoor recreation opportunities!

An eagle keeps a watchful eye over the Clarion River.

    The Tricounty Rails to Trails association, a 501(3)c non-profit organization, was incorporated in 1992 to promote the conversion of abandoned railroad rights-of-way located in Clearfield, Jefferson, and Elk Counties into non-motorized, public-use recreational trails. That same year a group of volunteers, led by Ridgway resident Dave Love and Brockway resident George Miller, began working on an abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad line between Ridgway and Brockway.  Since that time we have worked to identify and acquire other right-of-ways and convert them into trails. 

    Today we have two trails which residents and visitors to our area can use free of charge and we have begun construction on our third trail, the Five Bridges Trail which runs from Brockway to Allens Mills and someday may run all the way to Brookville and connect to the Redbank Valley Trails which connect to the Armstrong Trail.  In the future we plan to connect all three of our trails with the Brockway Trail Town project.

Whether you're looking for a day trip or a week long getaway, there's plenty to do so please come see us!!


Tricounty Rails to Trails, P.O. Box 115, Ridgway, PA 15853