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Panhandle Trail, Walkers Mill to Burgettstown Pa.
Panhandle Trail, Walkers Mill to Burgettstown Pa.
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Panhandle Trail
Panhandle Trail
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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
DATE: 2012/06/17::
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Great Allegheny Passage - Montour Trail - Panhandle Trail Pennsylvania Bike Trip
Great Allegheny Passage - Montour Trail - Panhandle Trail Pennsylvania Bike Trip
DATE: 2014/12/05::
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Billy The Kid (1942) PANHANDLE TRAIL
Billy The Kid (1942) PANHANDLE TRAIL
DATE: 2012/09/25::
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bicycling the Montour Trail to the Panhandle Trail
bicycling the Montour Trail to the Panhandle Trail
DATE: 2011/06/06::
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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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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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Fat Biking The Panhandle Trail, Walkers Mill Heading West, Dec. 2013 (Revised)
Fat Biking The Panhandle Trail, Walkers Mill Heading West, Dec. 2013 (Revised)
DATE: 2014/01/26::
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1942 Panhandle Trail (Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Caroline Burke)
1942 Panhandle Trail (Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Caroline Burke)
DATE: 2015/05/30::
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Panhandle Trail Video
Panhandle Trail Video
DATE: 2012/06/12::
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Panhandle Trail - Aug 31, 2010 (2 of 3)
Panhandle Trail - Aug 31, 2010 (2 of 3)
DATE: 2010/09/01::
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Panhandle Trail - Aug 31, 2010 (1 of 3)
Panhandle Trail - Aug 31, 2010 (1 of 3)
DATE: 2010/09/01::
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7373 Panhandle Trail, # 120, Julian, CA 92036
7373 Panhandle Trail, # 120, Julian, CA 92036
DATE: 2014/11/22::
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The Panhandle trail
The Panhandle trail
DATE: 2012/04/05::
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2151 Panhandle Trail Navarre FL
2151 Panhandle Trail Navarre FL
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Panhandle Trail - Aug 31, 2010 (3 of 3)
Panhandle Trail - Aug 31, 2010 (3 of 3)
DATE: 2010/09/01::
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Pipeline Junction along the Panhandle Trail
Pipeline Junction along the Panhandle Trail
DATE: 2013/10/14::
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In the stream at Panhandle Trail near Sunnyside Entrance
In the stream at Panhandle Trail near Sunnyside Entrance
DATE: 2011/07/01::
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Panhandle Alks   ALKABILLY Trail
Panhandle Alks ALKABILLY Trail
DATE: 2010/03/07::
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Florida Trail - Panhandle Chapter - Econfina
Florida Trail - Panhandle Chapter - Econfina
DATE: 2011/03/20::
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Panhandle Gap, Summerland Trail
Panhandle Gap, Summerland Trail
DATE: 2010/10/03::
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Florida Trail: Panhandle Trace Hike 2013
Florida Trail: Panhandle Trace Hike 2013
DATE: 2013/04/24::
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USS Oriskany - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
USS Oriskany - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
DATE: 2014/04/17::
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USS Chippewa - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
USS Chippewa - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
DATE: 2014/04/17::
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Three Coal Barges - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
Three Coal Barges - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
DATE: 2014/04/18::
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Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Tour
Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Tour
DATE: 2014/05/21::
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Miss Louise - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
Miss Louise - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
DATE: 2014/04/18::
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Mt Rainier Wonderland Trail - Glissading on Panhandle Gap - Aug2012
Mt Rainier Wonderland Trail - Glissading on Panhandle Gap - Aug2012
DATE: 2013/07/04::
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Pete Tide II - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
Pete Tide II - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
DATE: 2014/04/17::
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Oklahoma Panhandle - Where the Sante Fe Trail meets Dustbowl
Oklahoma Panhandle - Where the Sante Fe Trail meets Dustbowl's Ground Zero
DATE: 2013/05/02::
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Wonderland Trail Update: Panhandle Gap 7/20/2011
Wonderland Trail Update: Panhandle Gap 7/20/2011
DATE: 2011/07/22::
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Panhandle Alks - Alkabilly Trail
Panhandle Alks - Alkabilly Trail
DATE: 2010/08/10::
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Florida Trail: Panhandle Regional Conference 2012 - Zip Adventure
Florida Trail: Panhandle Regional Conference 2012 - Zip Adventure
DATE: 2012/11/02::
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Vamar -  Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
Vamar - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
DATE: 2014/04/17::
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Wonderland Trail Conditions Update: Panhandle Gap 7/19/2012
Wonderland Trail Conditions Update: Panhandle Gap 7/19/2012
DATE: 2012/07/21::
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End of Trail 2014 Sweet 16 - Shamrock Sadie v Panhandle Cow
End of Trail 2014 Sweet 16 - Shamrock Sadie v Panhandle Cow
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Twin Tugs - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
Twin Tugs - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
DATE: 2014/04/17::
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San Pablo - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
San Pablo - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
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Panhandle Alks - Alkabilly Trail @ Nacht des deutschen Rockabilly, Logo, HH, 19.10.2013
Panhandle Alks - Alkabilly Trail @ Nacht des deutschen Rockabilly, Logo, HH, 19.10.2013
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CRF 250X, Helmet Camera, trail ride, enduro Blue West Texas Panhandle
CRF 250X, Helmet Camera, trail ride, enduro Blue West Texas Panhandle
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Panhandle Ride
Panhandle Ride
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Panhandle W2
Panhandle W2
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Exploring the Panhandle at Occoneechee State Park near Clarksville, Virginia
Exploring the Panhandle at Occoneechee State Park near Clarksville, Virginia
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Black Bart - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
Black Bart - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
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YDT-14 - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
YDT-14 - Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
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Wendy Davis Hits the Campaign Trail in the Panhandle
Wendy Davis Hits the Campaign Trail in the Panhandle
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Occoneechee State Park - Panhandle Multi Use Trail
Occoneechee State Park - Panhandle Multi Use Trail
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Hiking Summerland trail to Panhandle gap.
Hiking Summerland trail to Panhandle gap.
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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). Although the Panhandle Trail occupies 29 miles of the Panhandle Route, the remaining portion of the route still operates with the Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad.

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]

Panhandle Trail
Walkers Mill
.6 Rennerdale
2.4 Gregg
Settler's Cabin Park connector
3.75 Oakdale
5.75 Sturgeon
7.25 McDonald
McDonald Trestle (carrying Montour Trail)
8.62 Montour Trail connector
8.75 Primrose
~10 Midway
~19 Burgettstown
Pennsylvania/West Virginia state line
22.25 Colliers
28.5 Harmon Creek
~29

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 water fountain, 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.
    • Settler's Cabin Park connector - This partially complete (in 2015) trail connects to the nearby Settler's Cabin Park.[9][10] Nearby roads may be used to connect from the complete section of the connector trail to the Panhandle trail at Gregg station.[11]
  • 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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