The 36 mile long Armstrong Trails is located on the former Allegheny Valley Railroad line along the eastern bank of the Allegheny River in Armstrong & Clarion Counties in western PA. The trail links such towns as Ford City, Kittanning & East Brady and is a great place to bicycle, walk, jog, & cross country ski in a safe relaxing environment. 30 miles of the trail, from Rosston to East Brady, is a crushed limestone surface with paved sections in Ford City and Kittanning. The trail is for non-motorized use only.
Go Back in Time
Our trail is rich with local history, from Native Americans to river travel to iron production to the railroads. Remnants of villages, iron furnaces, coke ovens, train stations, etc. can be found along the trail. A train turntable, tunnel, and coaling tower still stand.
Hiking, Bicycling, Fishing, Boating & more
Armstrong Trails provides opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in a beautiful setting along the Allegheny River. Enjoy walking, jogging, or bicycling (no motorized vehicles permitted) along the river. Boat launch areas are available in Kittanning, Templeton, Ford City, East Brady. Fish at designated areas along the trail or at any one of the numerous creeks that enter into the Allegheny River. In the winter, try cross country skiing on our trail. Explore our history and geocatching is available.
Deer, beavers, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife can be seen while hiking or biking on Armstrong Trails. Wildflowers and trees line much of the trail. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of an osprey or eagle!
There are many interesting sites along the trail. Enjoy the beauty of the river and the river valley, plants and wildflowers, birds, deer and other wildlife, and maybe a bald eagle if you are lucky. Explore several small western Pennsylvania towns and places of historic significance along the way. Come & Explore!
Armstrong Trails is located in Armstrong and Clarion Counties in Western Pennsylvania. It can be easily accessed from many locations along the trail. . . . .
ARMSTRONG TRAILS MISSION
"Armstrong Trails will protect and convert railroad corridors into trails for public use, thereby providing opportunities for commuters and outdoor recreational activities. Our projects will maintain the integrity of these corridors for future transportation use while acting as an economic stimulus for the area communities."