Pine Creek Rail Trail, Wellsboro

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The Pine Creek Rail Trail is a rail trail in the Appalachian Mountains of north-central Pennsylvania.The trail begins just north of Wellsboro, runs south through Pine Creek Gorge (also known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania), and ends at Jersey Shore. A 2001 article in USA Today named the 65mi trail one of "10 great places to take a bike tour" in the world.RouteThe Pine Creek Rail Trail is approximately from end to end, and it generally follows a north–south orientation. The trail is located wholly within Tioga and Lycoming Counties.The trail's northern terminus is near the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and Pennsylvania Route 287, about north of Wellsboro. (Parking is located at the southernmost end of Butler Road). The trail parallels Route 6 in a southwesterly direction for about until it reaches the village of Ansonia. South of Ansonia, the trail parallels Pine Creek as it goes south along the floor of Pine Creek Gorge. It passes through Leonard Harrison State Park and the Tioga State Forest. Approximately south of Ansonia, the trail passes through the village of Blackwell. The section between Ansonia and Blackwell is very remote, and much of the trail is inaccessible by road.
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  • Well maintained trail and is an easy ride! We rode about 17 miles and the views were gorgeous the whole time!  more »
  • I signed up to walk from Darling Run to Leonard Harrison State Park on a beautiful Saturday. It was one of the best things I did this year. You can walk, run, or bike while looking at the scenery and ...  more »

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