Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway, Rail Trail
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: Meadville, Pennsylvania
Railtrail wraps around S and E sides of Meadville
The Ernst Bike Trail is a five mile long asphalt trail traversing a rural area consisting of woods, meadowlands and agricultural fields. Crossing terrain with imprints of Ice Age glaciations, the trail passes through the lush bottom lands of the French Creek Valley. With 66 species of fish and 27 species of mollusks, French Creek is Pennsylvania's most biologically diverse body of water. The trail is planned to cross Conneaut Marsh home to nesting Bald Eagles and many migrating bird species. An additional two mile segment is anticipated to be completed in 2011. The trail also includes the only covered bridge in Crawford County.
Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2003
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: Ernst Trail Homepage
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
French Creek Recreational Trails, Inc.
7867 Mercer Pike
Meadville , PA 16335
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