Rails to Trails of Central Pennsylvania

The only Rail-Trail in the United States that is privately owned, free to the public and maintained totally by volunteers

The Lower (rhymes with flower) Trail is an 11 mile recreational trail located on the abandoned Petersburg Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad.  Located in Blair and Huntingdon counties in central Pennsylvania, it follows the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River between Williamsburg and Alexandria.  Within the next year, the trail will be extended another 6 miles and reach Canoe Creek State Park.

Lower plaque

The trail is 8 feet wide and has a hard surface of crushed limestone with wide grass berms.  It is virtually flat with a slight upward grade from North to South.  Mile markers are posted at each mile.  Ample parking, picnic tables, pavilions and portable toilets can be found at the three trail heads. The trail is open year round, free of charge for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding - no motorized vehicles please.

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