Allegheny River and Justus Bike/Hike Trails Network
(Oil City - Foxburg, PA)

Length of trail:36

SPECIAL NOTE: The web site for these bicycle trails is at the bottom of the text. Please click the words -read more- and read or scroll to the bottom of the narrative to view the web site. Also, information on ordering a free printed map is at the bottom of the text.

An off-road 50-mile +/- multi-use trail network. The Allegheny River and Justus Bike/Hike Trails Network (AR and JT) includes the Samuel Justice Bike/Hike Trail. For brevity the trail network is called one trail. The two bike/hike trails are contiguous, built on a portion of the old Pennsylvania Railroad that ran from Pittsburgh, PA to Buffalo, NY.

The AR and JT is paved from Oil City to Brandon, a distance of about 21 miles. In addition, the unpaved segment of the trail network is open from Brandon to Foxburg - a total distance of about 36 miles, including tunnels at Kennerdell and Rockland., PA The trail from Franklin through to Emlenton is now fully paved.

The paved Sandy Creek Bike/Hike Trail branches off the AR and JT about 5 miles south of Franklin, PA. Biyclists should also be aware and may wish to take advantage of another trail. The ART connects in Oil City with the 10 +/- mile paved Oil Creek Bike/Hike Trail (Titusville - Oil City). There is an opportunity for cyclists, using mountain bikes, and hikers to travel the 46-mile +/- length of this off-road trail system between Titusville and Foxburg, PA. Avoid skinny-tire bikes, especially after a rain storm

The online web site that follows this narrative shows the ART in a PDF format and the map can be expanded as desired. Viewing the map requires the use of the Adobe Acrobat (AA) program. The free software is available here in this Bike/Hike Guide (see lead page) or at the AA site at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. Using the software, the online map may be viewed or printed.

In addition to the online map, a free printed map is available from Oil Heritage Region Tourist Promotion Agency. Email a request (include a return address) to info@oilregiontourist.com or call them toll-free at (800) 483-6264 (Ext. 18 or 25). Office hours, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET), closed weekends.

http://www.avta-trails.org/documents/maps/AVTA-Map.pdf