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Rails-to-Trails - Mid-Atlantic Region

This page provides a guide to abandoned railroad right-of-ways converted to rail-trails for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and recreation in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Allegheny Highlands Trail - 25-mile rail-trail follows the West Virginia Central & Pittsburg Railway grade from Elkins, West Virginia

Allegheny River & Samuel Justus Trails - 32-mile rail-trail from Oil City to Parker in Northwest Pennsylvania, including the Kennerdell and Rockland tunnels

Allegheny River Valley Trail - 5.6-mile rail-trail between the towns of Allegany and Olean, New York

Armstrong Trail - 35-mile trail follows a former Allegheny Valley Railroad (later Pennsylvania Railroad) grade along the Allegheny River between Rosston and East Brady, Pennsylvania

Atlantic County Bikeway - 7.5-mile trail on the former Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines railroad grade between Egg Harbor Township and Hamilton Township, New Jersey

Auburn Trail - 9-mile rail-trail between Pittsford and Farmington, New York, along the former New York Central

Baltimore & Annapolis Trail - 13 miles from Annapolis to Glen Burnie, Maryland, through mostly suburban and urban terrain; connects with additional trails around the BWI Airport

Barnegat Branch Trail - 15.6-mile trail under development between Barnegat Township and Toms River, New Jersey, following the former Central Railroad of New Jersey Barnegat Branch Division

Beaver River Trail - 1.4-mile trail built on the former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad grade in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Bellefonte Central Rail Trail - Recreation trail on 1.3 miles of former Bellefonte Central Railroad right-of-way in State College, Pennsylvania

Bells Gap Rail Trail - 6-mile rail-trail between Bellwood and Lloydsville, Pennsylvania

Black River Trail - 3.5-mile trail follows the former New York Central railroad grade between Black River and Watertown, New York

Blackwater Canyon Trail - 10-mile rail-trail on the former West Virginia Central & Pittsburg Railway grade from Thomas to Hendricks, West Virginia

Capital Crescent Trail - 11-mile rail-trail on the former B&O Railroad Georgetown Branch between Georgetown, Bethesda, and Silver Spring, Maryland

Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area - 3.7-mile trail on a former Lehigh Valley Railroad grade in Pittstown, New Jersey

Catskill Scenic Trail - 19-mile rail-trail on a former Ulster & Delaware Railroad grade between Bloomville and Grand Gorge, New York

Chautauqua Rails to Trails - Guide to the multiuse trails of Chautauqua County, New York

Chester Creek Rail-Trail - Proposed trail over the former Pennsylvania Railroad Chester Creek Branch in Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Chester Valley Trail - 12-mile trail follows the Reading Railroad's Chester Valley Branch between Exton and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Clarion Highlands Trail - 8-mile rail-trail in Clarion County, Pennsylvania

Clarion/Little Toby Trail - 18-mile rail-trail on the former Pennsylvania Railroad Clearfield Branch along the Clarion River between Ridgway and Brockway in the Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania

Columbia Trail - 16-mile rail-trail between High Bridge and Flanders on the former Central Railroad of New Jersey roadbed

Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Council - 11-mile rail-trail from Shippensburg to Newville, Pennsylvania

Cynwyd Heritage Trail, Friends of the - Supports the 2.5-mile rail-trail between the Cynwyd train station and the Schuylkill River Trail at Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

D&H Rail Trail - 38-mile rail-trail from the Simpson Viaduct at Route 171 north through Lanesboro, Pennsylvania to the New York State border

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail (DRHT) - 15.7-mile rail-trail on a former CSX grade in King George, Virginia

Decker's Creek Trail - 18-mile rail-trail on the former Morgantown & Kingwood Railroad grade between Morgantown and Reedsville, West Virginia

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail - 70-mile rail-trail between Milford, Trenton, and New Brunswick, New Jersey on the former Belvidere & Delaware River Railway grade

Easton-Clayton Rail Trail - Partially completed rail-trail on the former Chesapeake Railroad right-of-way between Easton, Maryland and Clayton, Delaware

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway - 5.6-mile rail-trail between Allaire State Park (Pine Creek Railroad) and the Jersey Shore at Manasquan, New Jersey

Genesee Valley Greenway, Friends of the - 90-mile trail over former Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way through woodlands, farmlands, and stream valleys, from Lake Ontario in Rochester to Letchworth State Park and on south to New York's Southern Tier

Ghost Town Trail - 36-mile crushed stone rail-trail on the former Ebensburg & Blacklick Railroad between Saylor Park and Ebensburg in western Pennsylvania

Great Allegheny Passage - 150-mile system of biking and hiking trails linking Cumberland, Maryland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a connection to the C&O Canal Towpath to Washington, DC

Greene River Trail - 5.2-mile rail-trail follows the Monongahela River between Millsboro and Crucible, Pennsylvania

Harlem Valley Rail Trail - 43-mile paved rail-trail under development in the Harlem Valley and Taconic Hills of eastern New York, over the former New York and Harlem Railroad

Henry Hudson Trail - 22-mile multi-use rail-trail in Monmouth County, New Jersey

Hudson Valley Rail-Trail - 5-mile rail-trail in Ulster County, New York

Indian Creek Valley Bike & Hike Trail - 7.5-mile rail-trail in Fayette and Westmoreland Counties, Pennsylvania

Ironton Rail Trail - 9.2-mile rail-trail on the former Ironton Railroad grade between Whitehall and North Whitehall, Pennsylvania

Joseph B. Clarke Rail-Trail - 3-mile rail-trail between Tappan and Orangeburg, New York

Junction and Breakwater Trail - 5-mile rail-trail follows the former Penn Central Rail Line on the southwestern side of Cape Henlopen State Park at Wolfe Neck, midway between Lewes and Rehoboth, Delaware

Keuka Outlet Trail - 7-mile rail-trail on the former Fall Brook Railroad railbed between Penn Yan on Keuka Lake and Dresden on Seneca Lake, New York

Lacey Rail-Trail Environmental Committee - Preserving the Central Jersey Railroad right-of-way in Lacey Township, New Jersey, solely as a bike and pedestrian trail

Landsdown Trail - 1.8-mile trail on a former Lehigh Valley Railroad grade in Clinton, New Jersey

Lebanon Valley Rails to Trails - 15-mile rail-trail on the former Cornwall-Lebanon Railroad grade from the Lancaster/Lebanon County line to the City of Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail - 26-mile trail between Jim Thorpe and White Haven in the Western Pococnos, Pennsylvania

Lower Trail - 16.5-mile trail follows the abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad Petersburg Branch along the Juniata River between Flowing Springs and Alfarata, Pennsylvania

Luzerne County Rail Trail - 1.8-mile rail-trail in Pittston, Pennsylvania, with a planned 11-mile extension

MA & PA Heritage Trail - 6-mile trail on the former Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad corridor in Bel Air and Forest Hill, Maryland

Metropolitan Branch Trail - 8-mile multi-use trail from Silver Spring, Maryland to Union Station in Washington, DC, over the former B&O railroad grade that parallels the MetroRail Red Line

Middlesex Greenway - 3.5-mile trail on a former Lehigh Valley Railroad grade between Metuchen and Woodbridge, New Jersey

Mohawk Hudson Bikeway Trail - 35-mile paved trail along the Mohawk and Hudson rivers between Rotterdam and Cohoes, New York

Mon River Trails Conservancy - 48 miles of rail-trails in North Central West Virginia including the Mon River, Caperton, and Deckers Creek trails

Montour Trail, The - 46-mile rail-trail from Coraopolis to Clairton, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, over the abandoned right-of-way of the Montour Railroad and the Peters Creek Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, including three tunnels at Enlow, National, and Greers

North Bend Rail Trail - 72-mile rail-trail in north central West Virginia on the former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's Parkersburg Branch, includes 10 tunnels and 36 bridges between Parkersburg and Clarksburg

North Bend Rail Trail Tunnels - Photos and history of all present and former railroad tunnels along the West Virginia rail-trail

North County Trailway - 22.1-mile rail-trail on the former New York & Putnam Railroad grade between the Putnam County border and Eastview, New York, where it joins the South County Trailway

Northern Central & York County Heritage Trails - 41-mile crushed gravel rail-trail on a former Northern Central Railroad grade between Ashland, Maryland and York, Pennsylvania through Gunpowder Falls State Park and Howard Tunnel

Northern Central Railroad Trail - 20-mile crushed stone rail-trail on the former Northern Central Railroad grade between Ashland, Maryland and the Pennsylvania state line

O&W Rail Trail - 20-mile rail-trail from Simpson to Orson, Pennsylvania, over the former New York, Ontario, and Western Railroad grade

Ogden Mine Railroad Path - 2.7-mile rail-trail within Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in Hurdtown, New Jersey

Ohio River Trail Council - Proposed rail-trail that would interconnect existing trails in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia

Ontario Pathways - 24-mile rail-trail between Stanley, Canandaigua, and Phelps, New York

Panhandle Trail - 29-mile trail on the former Pennsylvania Railroad Panhandle Division between Walkers Mill, Pennsylvania and Weirton, West Virginia

Paulinskill Valley Rail Trail - 27-mile cinder rail-trail on the former New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad grade between Sparta Junction and Columbia, New Jersey

Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee - Organization of volunteers dedicated to promoting the public interest, appreciation, and conservation of the resources of Kittatinny Valley State Park including the Paulinskill Valley Trail (27 miles) and the Sussex Branch Trail (20 miles) in New Jersey

Penns Creek Path - 4-mile trail on a former Pennsylvania Railroad grade through Poe Paddy State Park in Central Pennsylvania, including the Coburn and Paddy Mountain tunnels

Perkiomen Trail - 19-mile cinder trail on the former Perkiomen Railway (later Reading Railroad) grade between Oaks and Perkiomenville in southeast Pennsylvania

Pike 2 Bike - 8.5-mile trail on an abandoned section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, originally part of the South Pennsylvania Railroad alignment, including Ray's Hill and Sideling Hill tunnels

Pine Creek Rail Trail - 58-mile crushed stone rail-trail between Ansonia and Jersey Shore in Tioga State Forest, Pennsylvania

Plainfield Township Trail - 7-mile rail-trail from Wind Gap to Stockertown in Eastern Pennsylvania

Putnam County Trailway - 11-mile trail follows the former Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad between Brewster and a junction with Westchester County's North County Trailway

Radnor Trail - 2.4-mile trail on the former Philadelphia & Western Railroad grade between Wayne and Radnor in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania - Information about regional trails including the D&H Rail-Trail and O&W Rail-Trail

Railroad Run - Half-mile rail-trail on a former railroad grade in Saratoga Springs, New York

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - Preserves unused rail corridors in the US by transforming them into trails

Redbank Valley Trails - 51-mile trail under development on a former Allegheny Valley Railroad (later Pennsylvania Railroad) grade in Western Pennsylvania, including 3 tunnels and 27 bridges

Sandy Creek Trail - 12-mile paved rail-trail from Franklin, Pennsylvania, featuring the 1385-foot Belmar Bridge over the Allegheny River and the nearly 1000-foot Deep Valley Tunnel

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails - 19-mile rail trail on the former Beech Creek Railroad (New York Central) grade between Snow Shoe and Winburne in Central Pennsylvania, including the 1277-foot Peale Tunnel

South County Trailway - 14.1-mile rail-trail on the former New York & Putnam Railroad grade between the New York City border and Eastview, New York, where it joins the North County Trailway

Stony Valley Railroad Grade - 22-mile crushed stone rail-trail betweeen Ellendale Forge and Lebanon Reservoir, Pennsylvania

Sussex Branch Rail Trail - 21-mile rail-trail on the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad Sussex Branch between Byram and Branchville, New Jersey

Swatara State Park Rail Trail - 10-mile trail follows the old railroad bed of the Lebanon & Tremont Branch of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad in southeastern Pennsylvania

Switchback Trail - 18-mile rail-trail on the former Switchback Gravity Railroad between Summit Hill and Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Traction Line Recreation Trail - 2.7-mile trail built on the former Morris County Traction Company trolley right-of-way in Morristown, New Jersey

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail - 12.2-mile crushed stone rail-trail between Gardiner and New Paltz, New York

Washington & Old Dominion Trail Guide - Mile-by-mile guide to the W&OD rail-trail that stretches 45 miles from the Shirlington area of Arlington County to rural Purcellville, Virginia

Washington and Baltimore Rail Trails - Information about approximately 20 rail-trails in the Mid-Atlantic, including Baltimore/Washington

Washington and Old Dominion Trail, Friends of the - Dedicated to the preservation, enhancement, and promotion of the 45-mile multi-use W&OD rail-trail between Alexandria and Purcellville, Virginia

Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Trail, The - 22-mile trail constructed on the old WB&A Railroad alignment between Lanham and Annapolis, Maryland

West Essex Trail - 2.8-mile trail on the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad grade in Verona and Cedar Grove, New Jersey

Western Maryland Rail Trail - 22.5-mile paved rail-trail on a former Western Maryland Railroad grade between Fort Frederick, Hancock, and Pearre Station, Maryland, along the Potomac River across from the C&O Towpath

Wheeling Heritage Trails - 13 miles of rail-trails in Wheeling, West Virginia, including the Ohio River Trail and the Wheeling Creek Trail with its Hempfield Viaduct & Tunnel

Youghiogheny River Trail - 43-mile limestone surfaced trail built on the right-of-way of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad between McKeesport and Connellsville, Pennsylvania

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