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
“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.

Welcome to the Redbank Valley Trail

Redbank Valley Trails is a 51-mile non-motorized, 4-season trail currently being improved and maintained mainly by volunteers.  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.  It is nearly level with less than a 1% grade except for 9-11% ramps at Middle Run Rd. at mile 21.75 and has few road crossings.

41.5 miles of continuous trail have been improved from the Allegheny River at Mile 0 to Brookville at mile 41.5, except for a July 19, 2019 flash flood washout disaster at Long Run at mile 19 where a 15 foot stone arch was destroyed creating a huge gap in the trail. A temporary bypass at mile 19 via a forest path is now in place.

Please check our current status report for details TRAIL UPDATE current as of 8-24-19 and on Facebook for trail alerts on current improvements, including improvements that may be underway. The Climax and Long Point Tunnels are open!  Using a light in both the Climax  and Long Point tunnels and walking your bike through the tunnels is recommended.

42 miles parallel the scenic Red Bank 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, the Jefferson County seat.

Sligo Spur joins the main trail near Lawsonham at mile 6 and goes 9 miles north to near Sligo, in Clarion County and was completed in August 2019 except for some parking area improvements planned in the near future.

Donations are welcomed. Please help support trail maintenance and improvement through our May Day of Giving, December challenge and throughout the year.

Happy Trails!

Please check Facebook or our “Current Status Report” for the latest conditions.

Current Status