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Ghost Town Trail


Ghost Town Trail

415 S Julian Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931

Located in Indiana and Cambria Counties, this rail trail offers 46 miles for cross-country skiers. The trail is also groomed from Ebensburg, Nanty-Glo, and the spur. Follow the Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority Facebook page for trail grooming updates!

Ski rentals are available at the Young Peoples Community Center in Ebensburg, PA. Equipment rental reservations can be made by calling 814-659-4819.

Part of the Trans Allegheny Trails


PENNSYLVANIA’S 2020 TRAIL OF THE YEAR! A National Recreation Trail. Also named one of the Best Hiking Trails in the U.S. by the editors of American Towns Media. Natural beauty, fascinating historical features, and length: The Ghost Town Trail is a 51-mile long ‘rails to trails’ trail that blends these qualities and throws in a bit of challenge for flavor. Named for the long-gone coal-mining communities that once dotted its right-of-way, the GTT flows past two massive iron furnaces, old coal-loading tipples, and other traces of industrial history. The Blacklick Creek valley in which it is situated is gorgeous, with mountain streams, stands of rhododendron, dozens of wildflower species, and cool woodlands. The packed limestone paving provides an ideal surface for non-motorized activities. The trail includes the 32-mile main stem portion from Blacklick, PA to Ebensburg, PA; the 17-mile C and I Extension that includes the 4-mile Rexis Branch from Vintondale to White Mill; the 8-mile Stritty’s Way from the Rexis Branch near the Rt. 422 underpass to North St. in Cardiff; the 5-mile extension from Ebensburg to Springfield Road in Nanty Glo. A 2-mile mixed surface connection from the C & I to Duman Lake County Park gives trail visitors access to amenities such as picnicking, fishing, camping, and much more. Bicycle rentals and cross-country ski rentals are available at the Ebensburg trailhead at the Young Peoples Community Center to accommodate trail use year-round.

Ebensburg Trail Head:

Dilltown Trail Head:

More Trail Heads:



Hiking Information:

Rating: Easy
Length: 48 miles round trip
Time: 14 hours
Elevation: Varied

Community Day Trips:

Begin and end your Ghost Town Trail adventure in Ebensburg! Explore 51 miles of this National Recreation Trail. Bicycle rentals are available at Young People’s Community Center at the Ebensburg trailhead. Crushed limestone surface. Natural beauty and historical features.

Ghost Town Trail
415 S Julian Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
United States
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