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Discover Kinzua Valley Trail

Photo by Katie Frick

The Kinzua Valley Trail gently winds alongside the Kinzua Creek, following the path of an old railroad grade that cuts through one of the most magnificent valleys in the Pennsylvania Wilds region. The trail currently spans 7 miles in McKean County within the Allegheny National Forest, the trail is designated as non-motorized except for electric-powered wheelchairs (no golf carts or similar vehicles). Hiking, biking, jogging and cross-country skiing are all approved uses for the trail, and equestrian use will soon be permitted on designated sections of the trail. In the summer of 2016, Kinzua Valley Trail was extended four miles from Markham Run to Red Bridge, and work is ongoing to blaze the trail 14 more miles to Kinzua Bridge State Park.

Trailheads are currently located in the Village of Westline, near the intersection of Westline and Church roads, and on U.S. Route 219 near its intersection with Westline Road.

The trail is 8 feet wide of crushed limestone with a 2-foot berm on each side. 

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