River Trail & Samuel Justus Trail
River Trail & Samuel Justus Trail Overview
trail is 25 miles of flat, smooth, asphalt surface from Oil
City to Emlenton
are two railroad tunnels on the ART. The Kennerdell Tunnel,
3350 long, is 15 miles south of Franklin, and the Rockland
Tunnel, 2868 long, is 21 miles south of Franklin. The
trail is paved through the tunnels and three rows of reflectors
mark the trail edges and center. Both tunnels are very dark.
Bring a light!
tables are located 1/2 mile south of Oil City, at the Franklin
trailhead, and 4 miles south of Franklin. Benches with river
views are at numerous locations along the trail. Bicycles
and canoes can be rented at the Franklin trailhead. Full service
repair is available at this location. A number of eating and
lodging facilities are available within biking distance of
the Oil City and Franklin trailheads.
Allegheny River and Justus Trails can be accessed from three
south from Franklin, the Allegheny River Trail is the southern
extension of the Samuel Justus Recreation Trail. Together,
these two trails run from Oil City to Franklin (the Samuel
Justus Recreation Trail segment) and from Franklin south to
Brandon (the Allegheny River Trail segment). These trails
will eventually be part of an extensive trail system that
extends from the Great Lakes to Washington, DC. They travel
along the Allegheny River in northwestern Pennsylvania.
45 Paved Miles With 32 Mile Horse Bridle Path Alongside
Points: Shirlington & Purcellville
Do you have some great photos of your Allegheny
River Trail journey?
Send them to NRT@RailsToTrails.us.
We'll include them on the site.