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By Trail

Allegheny Portage Railroad Historic Trace Trail

This easy-to-navigate trail follows much of the original railroad bed of the Allegheny Portage Railroad as it leads past several historic sites that once lined this popular rail route between Hollidaysburg and Johnstown. In addition to the Trace Trail, dayhikers can also enjoy a number of other trails that lead through regrowths of Eastern hardwood forests and picnic areas perfect for family getaways.

Allegheny Portage Railroad Nature Trail Loop

The scenic Nature Trail Loop partially follows the trace of the original railroad bed of the Allegheny Portage Railroad as it winds past several historic sites that were once part of this region. Hikers can also enjoy other nearby trails that lead through regrowths of Eastern hardwood forests and picnic areas perfect for family getaways.

Bog Path Loop

This nice mix of fern-lined single and double track trail winds past boulders and an open bog-like area where an extensive variety of wetland plant and wildlife species thrive. The rocky terrain may make this a challenging trail for young or beginner hikers.

Cambria Iron Trail

This paved innercity trail is perfect for a quick after-work hike. Connecting Johnstown's Point Stadium with the historic Cambria Iron Works Blacksmith Shop, this easy route travels past the Little Conemaugh River, Conemaugh River and Festival Park.

James Mayer Riverwalk

A National Recreation Trail! Scenic three-mile rail trail located between Johnstown's Riverside and Hornerstown neighborhoods. The trail traces the history of the Johnstown and Stony Creek Railroad built in 1891 by the Johnson Steel Company. Features include turn-of-the-century homes, historic Johnstown & Stonycreek Railroad, the grandeur of Buttermilk Falls, and more.

James Wolfe Sculpture Trail

The first trail of its type in the nation, this unique route climbs the hillside between the top and bottom of the famous Johnstown Inclined Plane. Along the way, hikers will find eight steel sculptures created by nationally renowned sculptor, James Wolfe, who crafted each piece using remnants produced by the local Bethlehem Steel plant. The premiere piece is a 40-foot installation directly below the incline’s observation deck.

Staple Bend Tunnel

First railroad runnel in the U.S.! 2.5-mile trail on the old Allegheny Portage Railroad bed. Handicapped accessible and open to walkers and bicyclists. Trailhead parking near the town of Mineral Point. Connects to the Path of the Flood Trail.

Turkey Ridge Trail Loop

For wildlife viewers, this easy hike offers an opportunity to view a rich diversity of animal and bird species who can be found in the woods, meadows and streams of this scenic region.