Section 1 (4.6 miles long)

This Section concerns itself with the connection between the existing railroad grade trail (currently Blair Brothers railroad grade) and the PW&S Trail System in Forbes State Forest. The elevation difference between the end of the railroad grade and the PW&s Trail System is 1,100 feet. The preferred route is to ride from the PW&S Powdermill Loop, down the western slope of the ridge on Felgar Road and onto PA Rt 381 and over the turnpike. You will then turn on Skyview Rd and Skyview will take you to the abandoned railroad grade.

The elevation difference between Rt 381 and Felgar Road is 800 feet. Felgar and Skyview Roads are mixture of gravel and dirt roads. The other current option is to use the Mountain Streams Trail in Forbes State forest, crossing the turnpike on the new Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Bridge. This route is for hikers and mountain bikers only, as the trail can be steep and rocky.

View of Felgar Road

View of Skyview Road

View of SR 381 crossing over the PA Turnpike

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For more information on the Indian Creek Valley Trail contact the Mountain Watershed Association at PO Box 408 Melcroft PA 15462.

(724) 455-4200 www.mtwatershed.com

 

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