Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sayre, Pa
Bikes: Orbea Onix Tour De France, Easy Racer Tour Easy. Bacchetta Giro 26, Giro 20, Catrike Road, Cannondale Mt bike, Peugeot PSV-10 Vintage racing bike.
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Great Trail, ridden it a number of times. I live about 70 miles from the Northern Terminus near Wellsboro, Pa. I once traveled that area extensively in the course of a job I had many years ago.
There is no public transportation to the area, except for possibly a bus.
North to South is probably the easiest way to ride it, but if you are planning an overnight at the southern end in Jersey Shore, last I knew there wasn't much available for lodging in that town. Lock Haven and Williamsport are options, with Lock Haven being the easiest to get to.
The first 27 miles of the trail doesn't have food available, but rest room faciliites are ~every 6 miles. The section of the trail from Blackwell to Jersey shore goes thru some small villages that have a taveran or General store with eats available.
The trail surface on the new sections is Hard packed cinder/crushed rail ballast and can be ridden with skinny tires, but if you can use 25mm or larger. The oldest section from Ansonia to Rattlesnake rock is looser cinder, it can be ridden with road tires, but it demands a bit more attention when doing so.
It's very scenic in the canyon and beyond. There are various views and surrounding terrians along its 100km length. I'm partial to the lower end more toward Jersey shore. The newest section Starting at Route 287 near Wellsboro is rather neat too, with miles of Rail Fence along the trail.
When do you think you might be doing this?
Denny, Sayre, Pa