Ernst Recreational Trail

photo: Covered bridge on the Ernst Trail

Length: 5.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway, Rail Trail
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Wildlife Observation

     Acess to fishing boating.

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Location: Meadville, Pennsylvania
State(s): Pennsylvania
Counties: Crawford
Longitude: -80.163552
Latitude: 41.620013

Driving Directions

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.

Additional Details

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:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Ernst Trail Homepage

Contact Information

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.

Trail Management:
John Wallach
French Creek Recreational Trails, Inc.
7867 Mercer Pike
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 425-3668
[email protected]



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