Directions

The main trail runs parallel to the Redbank Creek from the Allegheny River to Brookville and near SR 28.  The trail is easily accessible from Route 28 in New Bethlehem, Hawthorn, Summerville, Heathville and Brookville.

From Pittsburgh:  SR 28 North toward New Bethlehem. In New Bethlehem, turn left at the first light after the bridge over Redbank Creek on Lafayette Street, right at the 2nd street to the Trailhead parking and Municipal Lot. The trailhead is at MP 20 of the trail. You can pick up or view a map at the kiosk. You could also start at Hawthorn (MP 24) at Walker Flat Road in Hawthorn, at Summerville (MP 34) where there is a large parking area and a port-o-john or at other locations along the trail.

From Clarion I-80 exit 64: Proceed south on SR66 to New Bethlehem.  After first light on Wood St./SR 66, pass Spruce St., turn right in next block after trail crossing and before RMS Furniture to trailhead and New Bethlehem Municipal Parking Lot at Mile 20 of the trail.

From Brookville I-80, exit 78: Proceed South on SR28/36 to left at first light on SR322/36.  At first light, turn right on SR36/S. White Street.  After the first gas station on the right, turn right to limited parking at the Depot Street Spur which connects to the main trail.  You can also proceed over bridge to first right on Race St., to 2nd left on Maple St., proceed to the end of the Street, then over the grass to limited parking. Walk down nature path to trail.   This is a primitive parking area.   Maple St. puts you at MP 41 of the trail and the end of finished improvements. From there you can head Southwest toward the Allegheny River at MP0, but note that crushed limestone has not been applied between mile 12.2 and 6 and that the Climax Tunnel at MP 17 is closed for repairs.

Please see map or contact us for other locations or information.  Note that the Sligo Spur has not yet been improved. Check our current status report of Facebook for current conditions and the progress of improvements.