Panhandle Trail, Burgettstown Pa. to Weirton WV.

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Panhandle Trail, Burgettstown Pa. to Weirton WV.
Panhandle Trail, Burgettstown Pa. to Weirton WV.
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The Panhandle Trail
The Panhandle Trail
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Panhandle Trail, Walkers Mill to Burgettstown Pa.
Panhandle Trail, Walkers Mill to Burgettstown Pa.
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bicycling the Montour Trail to the Panhandle Trail
bicycling the Montour Trail to the Panhandle Trail
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Fat Biking the Panhandle Trail, McDonald to Midway, Jan. 2014
Fat Biking the Panhandle Trail, McDonald to Midway, Jan. 2014
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Billy the Kid in Panhandle Trail
Billy the Kid in Panhandle Trail
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Fat Biking The Panhandle Trail, Walkers Mill Heading West, Dec. 2013 (Revised)
Fat Biking The Panhandle Trail, Walkers Mill Heading West, Dec. 2013 (Revised)
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Fat Biking 4 X Speed on the Panhandle Trail, Jan. 2014
Fat Biking 4 X Speed on the Panhandle Trail, Jan. 2014
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A Trek on the Panhandle trail
A Trek on the Panhandle trail
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Panhandle Trail - Aug 31, 2010 (3 of 3)
Panhandle Trail - Aug 31, 2010 (3 of 3)
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Pipeline Junction along the Panhandle Trail
Pipeline Junction along the Panhandle Trail
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Panhandle Trail - Aug 31, 2010 (1 of 3)
Panhandle Trail - Aug 31, 2010 (1 of 3)
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Panhandle Trail - Aug 31, 2010 (2 of 3)
Panhandle Trail - Aug 31, 2010 (2 of 3)
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The Panhandle trail
The Panhandle trail
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Panhandle Trail Video
Panhandle Trail Video
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2151 Panhandle Trail Navarre FL
2151 Panhandle Trail Navarre FL
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PRR Panhandle line in Colliers, WV
PRR Panhandle line in Colliers, WV
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Panhandle Alks   ALKABILLY Trail
Panhandle Alks ALKABILLY Trail
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In the stream at Panhandle Trail near Sunnyside Entrance
In the stream at Panhandle Trail near Sunnyside Entrance
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Panhandle Pathway Ribbon Cutting
Panhandle Pathway Ribbon Cutting
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Wendy Davis Hits the Campaign Trail in the Panhandle
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Deckers Creek Trail
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Oklahoma Panhandle - Where the Sante Fe Trail meets Dustbowl
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Wonderland Trail Update: Panhandle Gap 7/20/2011
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Fat Biking the Montour Trail, National Tunnel Frozen, 2-18-2013 (Revised)
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Florida Trail: Panhandle Trace Hike 2013
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Snow Run 12-29-2012 Panhandle and Montour trails
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Panhandle Ride
Panhandle Ride
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Pittsburgh Winter Trails, North Shore to the Point & Convention Center, 2-12-14
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Fat Biking the Montour Trail 3, Bethel Park, 2-7-2013, (Revised)
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Occoneechee State Park - Panhandle Multi Use Trail
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Montour Trail, Southview Rd. Detour,"PiP" Venice to Boggs Pa. (3-21-2012)
Montour Trail, Southview Rd. Detour,"PiP" Venice to Boggs Pa. (3-21-2012)
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Walkers Mill Trailhead
Walkers Mill Trailhead
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Say Yes Again to Love - Ohio Rail Trails
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Montour Trail - 5 Minute Highlight Video
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Montour Trail, McMurray, Bethel Park, Library (Revised to HD). 456 original views.
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SoCal HiDez FatBike Ride, New Trail, Bell Mtn....
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Butler Freeport Community Trail
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Montour Trail, 2012 / 2013 Highlights (Revised) 12-7-2013
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Montour Trail to Pgh Intl Airport
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North Bend Rail Trail, my grandson, and the rig
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Makin' Trails w/ Tuck at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
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Florida Trail: Panhandle Regional Conference 2012 - Zip Adventure
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Westmoreland Heritage Trail, Slickville to Saltsburg, Dual Video PiP
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Panhandle W2
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Panhandle Gap, Summerland Trail
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train on trail
train on trail
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Florida Trail: Panhandle Trace Hike 2013, the bridge at Fort Pickens
Florida Trail: Panhandle Trace Hike 2013, the bridge at Fort Pickens
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Montour Trail Update 7-16-2012
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Eastern Montour Trail
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Panhandle Trail
Length 29 mi (47 km)
Location Allegheny County / Washington County, Pennsylvania and Brooke County, West Virginia, USA
Trailheads Walkers Mill, Pennsylvania to Weirton, West Virginia
Use Multi-use
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Easy
Season Year-round
Hazards Rough terrain from Burgettstown, Pennsylvania to the Pennsylvania/West Virginia state line

The Panhandle Trail is a rail trail in southern Pennsylvania and the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. It occupies an abandoned Conrail railroad corridor that had been known as the Panhandle Railroad which has been converted to a bicycle and walking trail. It covers a distance of 29 miles (47 km).

History[edit]

The rail trail follows the same route as the former Panhandle Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad that connected Pittsburgh to St. Louis and gives the trail its name. It is part of the government funded “Rails to Trails” project.[1] The first mile of the trail officially opened on October 29, 2000.[2] About five months later on March 15, 2001 a group of volunteers was chosen to serve as the Panhandle Trail Association. Their purpose was to establish and manage the passage that would eventually link the Panhandle Trail to the larger Montour Trail.[3] In January 2007 the connector was completed.[4] Though the entire trail is accessible, the trail becomes rough for about eight miles from Burgettstown, Pennsylvania to the Pennsylvania/West Virginia state line.[5] Because the trail is constantly under development there is no official completion date.

Organizations[edit]

The Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail is an organization that manages a 2.4 miles (3.9 km) portion of the trail beginning at Walkers Mill.[1] Another organization is the Montour Trail Council, who is in charge of a 6.8 miles (10.9 km) section in Allegheny County.[4]

Location[edit]

The Panhandle Trail runs 29 miles (47 km) beginning at the Walkers Mill station in Walker’s Mill, Pennsylvania and ending in an area near Weirton, West Virginia. It passes many towns beginning in Harmon Creek and including Colliers, Hanlin, Dinsmore, Burgetstown, Joffre, Bulger, Midway, McDonald, Sturgeon, Noblestown, Oakdale, Rennerdale, and finally Walkers Mill.[5] At the 8.62 miles (13.87 km) mark near McDonald, a one-mile connector links the Panhandle to the larger Montour trail.[6]

Activities[edit]

The relatively flat trail is covered with crushed limestone which makes the trail suitable for walking, running, biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing; however, motorized vehicles are prohibited. Thanks to local geocachers, several caches are available along the trail as well. The Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail host special events such as the annual Night Walk in October and "Rock the Quarry" which is a two-day festival in the fall that includes music, food, and games. You can even contact The Collier Friends and host your own event at the trail.[7] Event calendars and contact information are located on their website.

Stations and amenities[edit]

There are stations and special areas that serve as access points and provide parking places and also features like permanent restrooms, portable restrooms, shelter houses, picnic tables, vending machines, water fountains, maps, bike racks, and bulletin boards that provide event notifications and maps. In between these areas, many benches as well as a few portable restrooms and picnic tables have been placed along the trail. Nearly every mile has at least four benches (one at every quarter mile) and some have even more. The access points are located at the following places:[8]

  • Walkers Mill Station - Found in Walkers Mill, Pennsylvania this station is the beginning of the trail and provides parking, a picnic shelter, benches, a bulletin board and a portable restroom.
  • Rennerdale Station - About .6 miles (0.97 km) into the trail in Rennerdale, Pennsylvania the station has parking, a picnic shelter and a bulletin board.
  • Gregg Station - Located at the 2.4 miles (3.9 km) mark in Oakdale, Pennsylvania the station also has parking, a picnic shelter, portables restrooms, and a bulletin board.
  • Oakdale Station - Also in Oakdale at mile 3.75, the station offers parking, picnic tables, a bike rack and a water fountain.
  • Sturgeon - At the 5.75 miles (9.25 km) mark in Sturgeon, Pennsylvania there is an area with available parking, permanent restrooms, vending machines, a shelter house and a bulletin board.
  • McDonald Trail Station - This station in McDonald, Pennsylvania at mile 7.25 is special because it is near the intersection of the Montour and Panhandle trails. The station offers parking, restrooms, an information center, trails maps, vending machines, a large map of the trail and McDonald and picnic tables.
  • Village of Primrose - Located at mile 8.75 in Primrose, Pennsylvania there is an area with a parking lot, portable restroom, bulletin board and trail map.
  • Midway - Around mile ten in Midway, Pennsylvania there is a parking area and bulletin board.
  • Dinsmore Road - In Burgettstown, Pennsylvania where Dinsmore Road crosses the trail around the 19th mile, parking is available as well as a bulletin board.
  • Colliers West Virginia - At mile 22.25 in Colliers, West Virginia parking, benches, a picnic table and a bulletin board are available.
  • Harmon Creek - The final access point is at the 28.5-mile (45.9 km) mark in Harmon Creek, West Virginia where there is a parking lot, some benches, a picnic table a bulletin board.

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