Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Greenway
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: Pittsburgh to Harrisburg
Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Westmoreland
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The Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway is a 320 mile-long corridor following
the route of the historic Pennsylvania Main Line Canal. It is comprised of six completed
sections of land-based trails totaling nearly 50 miles in length as well as the 142-mile long
Juniata River Water Trail. In addition to the Greenway components, it connects with the
Appalachian, Link and Mid-State hiking trails. Its component sections are managed by local
government authorities, non-profit trail, watershed and heritage organizations and the National
Park Service. It provides access to fisheries, Audubon-designated Important Bird Areas,
historical remnants of the canal and charcoal iron eras, and recreational assets across a wide
section of south central and southwestern Pennsylvania.
Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Puncheon
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 3%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: 335
Elevation High Point: 2,430
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2009
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsDocument: Staple Bend Tunnel - America's first railroad tunn
Document: Riding on the Path of the Flood Trail
Document: Covered bridge on the Lower Trail
Website: Main Line Canal GeoTrail
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