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FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania

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Mary Shaw and Roy Weil

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Trails for the Rest of Us

If you like to bicycle but you don't like to ride in automobile traffic or on rough, steep, undeveloped tracks, these trails are for you. They are: easy to ride or walk, off-limits to automobile traffic, reasonably level

Depending on their history, these routes are variously called rail-trails, bike paths, greenways, towpaths, and linear parks. Some are paved, some dirt or crushed stone; a few have short excursions onto roads with very little (and very slow) traffic. All are suitable for touring bikes with medium to wide tires and for hybrid or mountain bikes. They provide opportunities for short family outings and for multi-day touring. If you like to walk on wide smooth gentle paths, you will also enjoy them.

Book Status

FreeWheeling Easy, the book, has been out of print for some time. The information in the book is out of date. Trail builders just keep building trails. We are in the process of updating the information. This web site will have the latest draft of the Guide. It is draft so the image resolution is not great. If you see some errors, or know of additional information, feel free to use the feedback form.

We are currently (Spring 2015) concentrating on the trails north of Pittsburgh, that comprise the Eire to Pittsburgh effort. Real soon now we will publish this section as a separate guide.
Copyright 2015 Shaw-weil Associates - All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

 
Last Updated.
  Write-up ] Allegheny Highlands Trail 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Allegheny River Trail Apr 2011
Map ]  Write-up ] Armstrong Trail Oct 2012
Map ]  Write-up ] Bayfront Bikeway Sep 2011
Map ]  Write-up ] Beaver River Rails to to Trails Dec 2011
  Write-up ] Brooke Pioneer Trail, Yankee Trail Aug 2012
Map ]  Write-up ] Butler-Freeport Community Trail Aug 2012
Map ]  Write-up ] Buzzard Swamp Jan 2011
Map ]  Write-up ] Chautauqua Rails to Trails Apr 2011
  Write-up ] Cheat Haven Trail 2002
  Write-up ] Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Clarion-Little Toby Bike and Hike Trail Oct 2014
  Write-up ] Clearfield to Grampian Trail 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Coal and Coke Trail Aug 2010
Map ]  Write-up ] Corry Junction Greenway Trail 28 Apr 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Deckers Creek Apr 2009
Map ]  Write-up ] Duck Hollow Trail 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] East Branch Trail 28 Apr 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Emerald Necklace 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Erie to Pittsburgh 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Ernst Bicycle Trail Oct 2012
Map ]  Write-up ] Five Star Trail Apr 2012
  Write-up ] Forbes State Forest, Mountain Streams II Trail System 2002
  Write-up ] Ghost Town Trail 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Great Lakes Seaway Trail Apr 2011
Map ]  Write-up ] Great Shamokin Path Jan 2011
  Write-up ] Greene River Trail 2002
Map ]  [               ] Greenville - Jamestown Trail
  Write-up ] Harmony Trail Nov 2011
  Write-up ] Hoodlebug Trail 2002
  Write-up ] Houtzdale Line Trail 2002
  Write-up ] Indian Creek Valley Hiking and Biking Trail 2002
  Write-up ] James Mayer Riverwalk Trail Jan 2011
  Write-up ] Kellettville to Nebraska Trace Oct 1998
  Write-up ] Lake Willhelm Trail Jan 2012
Map ]  Write-up ] Little Beaver Creek Greenway Aug 2014
  Write-up ] Lower Trail (Juniata River Corridor) 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Mahoning Shadow Trail Jan 2011
Map ]  Write-up ] McClintock Trail May 2014
Map ]  Write-up ] McKeesport the Loop 2002
  Write-up ] McPack Trail 2002
  Write-up ] Metro Parks Bike and Hike Trail (to Kent and Stow OH) 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Mill Creek 2002
  Write-up ] Mon River and Gasper Caperton Trails Nov 2013
Map ]  Write-up ] Montour Trail Dec 1969
Map ]  Write-up ] Moraine State Park (Lake Arthur) Bike Trail Jan 2011
  Write-up ] Mountain Maryland Trails 2002
  Write-up ] North Bend Rail-Trail 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Ohio River Trail 2002
  Write-up ] Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Oil City Trail May 2014
Map ]  Write-up ] Oil Creek State Park Trail 14 Apr 2015
  Write-up ] PW&S Railroad Bike Trail 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Panhandle Aug 2012
  Write-up ] ParkingPoints 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Path of Flood Trail Aug 2008
Map ]  Write-up ] Presque Isle State Park Bikepath Dec 1969
Map ]  Write-up ] Pymatuning State Park Trail 2002
Map ]  Write-up ] Queen City Trail 14 Apr 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Redbank Valley Trail Sep 2014
  Write-up ] Roaring Run Jul 2011
Map ]  Write-up ] Samuel Justus Recreational Trail Mar 2013
Map ]  Write-up ] Sandy Creek Trail Apr 2014
  Write-up ] Sheepskin Rail-Trail Sep 2011
  Write-up ] Shenango River Trail 2002
  Write-up ] Shorter Trails and Bike Lanes near Pittsburgh 2002
  Write-up ] Staple Bend Trail Sep 2001
Map ]  Write-up ] Stavich Bicycle Trail 14 Apr 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Steel Valley Trail 28 Apr 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Three Rivers Heritage Trail Aug 2006
  [               ] Tidioute Riverside Rec Trek Trail
Map ]  Write-up ] Trout Island Trail Jan 2014
Map ]  Write-up ] Warren/North Warren Trail Nov 2010
  Write-up ] West Fork River Trail 2002
  Write-up ] West Penn Trail Sep 2007
  Write-up ] Western Maryland Rail Trail 2002
Map ]  [               ] Western Reserve Greenway
Map ]  Write-up ] Westland Branch (Montour Trail) Dec 1969
  Write-up ] Westmoreland Heritage Trail Dec 1969
  Write-up ] Wheeling Heritage Trails Dec 2014
Map ]  Write-up ] Wynn and Clara Tredway Riverfront Park Apr 2009
  Write-up ] Youghiogheny River Trail, Northern Section 2002
  Write-up ] Youghiogheny River Trail, Southern Section 2002

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FreeWheeling Easy, the book, has been out of print for some time. The information in the book is out of date. Trail builders just keep building trails. We are in the process of updating the information. This web site will have the latest draft of the Guide.

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As always we have made a serious effort to present accurate descriptions.  However we are human, trails change with time, and we occasionally receive incorrect information.  Therefore we can not be responsible for discrepancies between these descriptions and actual trail conditions.   Use common sense, judgment and be careful out there.

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