Stavich Bike Trail

7 miles of paved trail in PA and 5 miles in Ohio Running Parallel to Mahoning River and CSX active rail

photo: Following the train west. Photo by Mary Shaw. Type: Greenway, Rail Trail
Length: 11.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Lowellville, Ohio to New Castle, PA
States:
Counties: Mahoning & Poland Ohio & Lawrence, PA
Latitude: 40.99682   Longitude: -80.40166

I 376 E, take exit 13A Poland, OH to merger onto US -224 W Turn right onto Winter Road approximately 2 miles turn Right on to West Washington Street Trailhead on the left.
I 376 W take exit 224 W /Poland Follow directions above
Ohio side Parking: There's a small lot at each end of the trail. Ohio endpoint is on Rt. 289, just southeast of Rt. 616 and New Castle Rd. Look for the trail sign.

Description

The Stavich Bicycle Trail is the only bicycle trail in the U.S. that will take you through three different townships, two different counties and two different states.

Twelve miles long and eight feet wide, the Stavich Trail is paved with street-quality blacktop and sealed to provide a smooth, safe riding surface the entire length of the Trail.

Running parallel to the scenic Mahoning River and the rails of the former Youngstown-New Castle streetcar line, the Trail originates in Struthers, Ohio, and continues through Lowellville and Poland Township in Mahoning County, Ohio. From Poland Township, the Trail enters Pennsylvania in Hillsville, and passes through Union Township on its path to New Castle in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.

Over rolling hills, through farmland and wooded countryside, the Trail unfolds east and west to provide safe, barrier-free recreation all year long. In the spring, summer and fall, the Trail is open for bicycle riding, hiking, walking and jogging; in the winter, the Trail is used for cross-county skiing. Motor vehicles are not permitted on the Trail. Hours of use are from sunrise to sunset.

The Stavich Bicycle Trail was constructed and currently is maintained through private funding from the John and George Stavich families, and donations from local individuals. The Trail was dedicated in June 1983, and has been expanded and improved each year as a lasting gift to the people of Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Additional Details

Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: 700
Elevation High Point: 800
Year Designated: 2003

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Stavich Bicycle Trail - trail details
Website: Local Ohio Group website

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Gary Slaven
Lowellville Hillsville Charitable Foundation
6th & Water Streets
Lowellville , OH 44436
(330) 536-6221

Information contact:
Janet Falotico
Lawrence County Tourism
229 S. Jefferson St.
New Castle , PA 16101
(724) 654-8408
tourlc@ncconnect.com
http://www.lawrencecounty.com/tourism

Information Contact:
Doniele Russell
Deputy Director of Community Development
Lawrence County Dept. of Planning & Community Deve
430 Court Street
New Castle , PA 16101
(724) 658-3589
drussell@co.lawrence.pa.us
http://www.co.lawrence.pa.us

 

Photos

Following the train west. Photo by Mary Shaw.

Following the train west. Photo by Mary Shaw.

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