Access Limitations

Please see Development News  for work in progress.

The Brookville Tunnel at mile post 41.11 and 2 bridges to the east are CLOSED with no current plans or funding for rehabilitation. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE TUNNEL FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

A bridge was removed at Middle Run Road at MP 21.76 and replaced with steep (10-12% grade) ramps.  Walking your bike is recommended.

The area from Middle Run Road at mile 21.76 west or downstream through Brinker Ave. at mile 21.1 in Fairmount City has not been improved with crushed limestone or compacting yet pending improvements to drainage issues coming from an adjoining property.  The CLIMAX TUNNEL at Mile Post 17 IS CLOSED through sometime in late 2017 while work is done to repair and support the brick lined ceiling.  PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE TUNNEL FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.  A large fall of bricks from the ceiling and hole at the west end has been repaired with a tunnel liner but other bricks continue to fall from the ceiling. Work on the tunnel should continue through part of 2017 with grant funding to rehabilitate and open the tunnel with addition of a tunnel liner at the east and west portals. Please see our development news page for detours around the tunnel.

Work has been done on the first mile of the Sligo Spur but the rest has not yet been improved although work is now underway.  The 2 trestles on the lower spur have not yet been decked and railed. The Cherry Run bridge has been decked and railed.  Naming rights for the 3 bridges are available as memorials for a donation of $5000 each.

Please check Facebook or our current status report for updates on trail conditions.  Improvements are made as funding and volunteer time permits. Your help and patience are appreciated.