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Montour Trail — Imperial, PA to Hickory, PA

Montour Trail 21 or 29-Mile Bike Ride

Come out for a ride! This is part of a trail ride series sponsored by the Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) intended to bring awareness to the wonderful trails in our quad-state region (Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia). All cyclists are welcome for this rails-to-trails, moderate-paced ride!

Join us, as we visit the Montour Trail. We meet just outside of Imperial, Pa at the Boggs Trailhead (Mile-11), and ride to Galanti Road Trailhead (Mile-30) before returning to Imperial, Pa. An optional longer ride includes continuing onto Hickory, Pa via the Westland Branch for an additional 4-miles for a total roundtrip ride of 29-miles.

Trailhead

Boggs Trailhead - 2 Bugay Ln, Imperial, PA 15126

GPS: 40.434971, -80.289922

Features and Points of Interest:

The Montour Trail follows a portion of the old Montour Railroad, which was built between 1877 and 1914 to link the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad with the region's many coal mines. Forming a semi-circle around Pittsburgh, the Montour Railroad also connected other railroads, including the Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh & West Virginia, the Baltimore & Ohio, and the Union. Both the trail and the railroad are named for the creek that runs alongside. 

At the Boggs Trailhead there is camping available for trail users. In McDonald, Pa., the impressive McDonald Trestle spans more than 900 feet. Here the Montour Trail connects directly to the Panhandle Trail, which travels east to Collier Township and west to Weirton, West Virginia. 

Social

Following the ride a social gathering and dinner will be held at a local restaurant. 

Map

 

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