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Old 06-19-11, 12:21 PM   #1
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Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails.

I just completed my upmteenth ride on this trail, thought that I would post this and recommend the trail to anyone who is in the the Central area (Cumberland County) of Pennsylvania. From Shippensburg to Newburg, the round trip distance is about 20 miles, 80 feet of climbing, and runs down the center of the Cumberland Valley. The views are spectacular, both for farm country and mountain views. In the fall, the views are enough to bring tears to your eyes, and spring is a close second. I've been riding this since the early 90's and it never gets boring. So, if you are looking for a "classic" ride to do, this is the one.

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Old 06-19-11, 03:50 PM   #2
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Sounds nice, but where are the pictures?
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I've been of the trail many times but don't have any photos. Check out their website for some good ones. Next time, I'll be sure to take a camera and post some pics!!!!
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Fred,

Is this trail paved its entire length?
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From the web site: "The trail, which is wheelchair-accessible, has a crushed limestone surface except for the last 1/2 mile at the Newville trail head which is paved."

Very surprised to read it is privately funded. Sounds a bit short for me, but will do some map checking to see how far from me. May be I can find a second reason to head west.
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Yes, but paved with a raised bed of stone dust, not asphalt. The unpaved side-section is not paved but is to be used by horse riders.
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