Armstrong, Redbank Ride

A Longer Ride along the Armstrong, Redbank Trails

This route of about 66 miles covers most of the Armstrong and Redbank trails. It runs from Crooked Creek/Roston (5 miles south of Kittanning) to Brookville. The first 12 miles are very populated as it passes through Kittanning and its nearby communities. After leaving Kittanning the trail follows the Allegheny River and Redbank Creek with river on one side of the trail and typically hillside on the other with occasional small towns and summer home/trailer park communities. To see more detail about these two trails check out the write-up in the book FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania, Volume NE. page 90, and page 118.



There are three side trails for a total of 161 if you do it all, out and back. :

  • A 4.5 mile side spur leads to East Brady with its restaurants and coffee shops.
  • short 1 mile to a small falls on CowanshannockCreek
  • A 1 to 9 mile spur to Sligo (mileage depends on how much trail gets built this winter/spring,

A sample 4 day itinerary would be to drive to Kittanning the night before. The next day ride north to the Climax Tunnel and stay at Hunters Lodge (40 mile day). The following day continue north to Brookville with a side trip on the Sligo spur (35 mile day). Return the next two days.

For a higher mileage two day trip go Kittanning to Brookville (61 miles) and return the next day. adding the side trips would give you 80 mile days.

The Industrial Heart Lands Coalition (IHTC) has published a one page sheet write-up on this section of trail called Trail Tips (PDF 3.4MB)




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Brookville
0 Brookville
6 6 Moore Road
8 8 2 Summerville
18 18 12 10 Soccer Club
21 21 15 13 3 New Bethlehem
25 25 19 17 7 4 Climax Tunnel
33 33 27 25 15 12 8 Long Point Tunnel, South End
36 36 30 28 18 15 11 3 Lawsonham
42 42 36 34 24 21 17 9 6 Redbank Parking
46 46 40 38 28 25 21 13 10 4 Rimer
48 48 42 40 30 27 23 15 12 6 2 Midpoint
51 51 45 43 33 30 26 18 15 9 5 3 Templeton
54 54 48 46 36 33 29 21 18 12 8 6 3 Lock and Dam 8
56 56 50 48 38 35 31 23 20 14 10 8 5 2 Mosgrove
58 58 52 50 40 37 33 25 22 16 12 10 7 4 2 Canfield
60 60 54 52 42 39 35 27 24 18 14 12 9 6 4 2 Kittaning
61 61 55 53 43 40 36 28 25 19 15 13 10 7 5 3 1 Kittanning
65 65 59 57 47 44 40 32 29 23 19 17 14 11 9 7 5 4 Ford City
66 66 60 58 48 45 41 33 30 24 20 18 15 12 10 8 6 5 1 Crooked Creek
76 76 70 68 58 55 51 43 40 34 30 28 25 22 20 18 16 15 11 10 Kiskiminetas River Bridge
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To find the mileage for your trip: Select starting and ending points, read down from the northern end and left from the southern end. At the intersection read the distance to nearest mile between those two points.