Ernst Recreational Trail

photo: Covered bridge on the Ernst Trail Type: Greenway
Rail Trail
Length: 5.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Meadville, Pennsylvania
States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Crawford
Latitude: 41.59543   Longitude: -80.19182

Railtrail wraps around S and E sides of Meadville

Description

The Ernst Bike Trail is a five mile long asphalt trail traversing a rural area consisting of woods, meadowlands and agricultural fields. Crossing terrain with imprints of Ice Age glaciations, the trail passes through the lush bottom lands of the French Creek Valley. With 66 species of fish and 27 species of mollusks, French Creek is Pennsylvania's most biologically diverse body of water. The trail is planned to cross Conneaut Marsh home to nesting Bald Eagles and many migrating bird species. An additional two mile segment is anticipated to be completed in 2011. The trail also includes the only covered bridge in Crawford County.

Additional Details

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

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 2003

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Ernst Trail Homepage

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:
John Wallach
French Creek Recreational Trails, Inc.
7867 Mercer Pike
Meadville , PA 16335
(814) 425-3668
jwallach@zoominternet.net

 

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