Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Greenway
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No 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
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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
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