The Redbank Valley Trail is located approximately an hour northeast of Pittsburgh in beautiful Western Pennsylvania.

Redbank Valley
Trails Association

301 Broad Street
New Bethlehem, PA. 16242
(814) 275-3421
[email protected]

PA Great Outdoors

Welcome to the Redbank Valley Trail

Redbank Valley Trails is a 51-mile non-motorized, 4-season trail currently being developed and improved mainly by volunteers.  41.5 miles of continuous trail have been improved from the Allegheny River at Mile 0 to Brookville at mile 41.5, except for about a quarter mile that has not received crushed limestone near Fairmount City at mile 21.3 pending a DEP AMD project that is now underway and should conclude by early Summer.  That section between Fairmount Avenue and Middle Run Road is now CLOSED.

The first mile of the Sligo Spur has been improved and work on the remaining 8 miles is ongoing but is currently unimproved. Please check our current status report for details and on Facebook for trail alerts on current improvements, including improvements that are now underway outside the east side of the Climax Tunnel to protect against falling rocks. The Climax Tunnel is now CLOSED!  Using a light in both the Climax (when open) and Long Point tunnels and walking your bike is recommended.

The trail was recognized by DCNR as PA’s first Trail of the Year for 2014 for its scenic beauty, connections to other trails and the amazing dedication and hard work of our volunteers.  Help support trail maintenance and improvement through our May 10, 2018 Day of Giving.

42 miles parallel the scenic Redbank Creek through mostly natural areas over many bridges and stone arches with limited road crossings.  The trail travels from the confluence with the Allegheny River (MP 0) through New Bethlehem in Clarion County at the mid-point, touching on Armstrong County, through Hawthorn (near the Redbank Valley Municipal Park where camping is available), Summerville and continuing currently to just beyond the Rose Siding Bridge, near Maple Street, (and MP 41) in Brookville, Jefferson County.  The Depot Street Spur just before the Rose Siding Bridge leads into downtown Brookville, PA.

Improvements have begun on the Sligo Spur near Lawsonham at mile 6 north to near Sligo, in Clarion County. It will be improved as funding and volunteer availability permit. Donations are welcomed.

Happy Trails!

“Beautiful trail! Ideal for walking, running, and biking! Bring the family!”
Jenelle K.
“I frequently use the trail for running and skiing. It is always a nice, peaceful place to enjoy nature and its beauty.”
Dani E.
“This is one of the finest rail trails ever created. Beautiful scenery. Everyone I encountered was friendly and cheerful.”
Frank L.
“Beautiful trail for walking; the surface makes walking easy. Beautiful scenery. Thank you volunteers for all your hard work!”
Justine K.
“Love walking the trails in New Bethlehem, easy access and very well kept.”
Brenda C.
“I’m excited to have the trail so close to us! My kids will definitely be on it this summer!”
Kara R.
“We LOVE these trails and use them frequently! Beautiful views and nice surfaces. Thank you to all the volunteers for their hard work!”
Karen M.
“Enjoy running on the trail – brings back memories of the of the railroad.”
Chris L.
“I LOVE the trail, when I ride, I see the beautiful sights, to me it’s like meditation in motion, very relaxing…”
Bernie N.
“…the scenery we experienced was among the best of all the trails we have been on…”
Navin D.
“The Redbank Valley Trail is a diamond in the rough and will only get better with time.”
Carlton K.
“The views are so beautiful and the RVTA has done an awesome job making it enjoyable to ride and hike on!”
Maleigha W.
“Incredible work to open a beautiful trail.”
Terry M.
“Scenery that rivals the best trails in the country with a hard working terrific group of volunteers…”
Sandy M.

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