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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E#468 Armstrong, Redbank Trails found sequence number zero trail redbank, line Name Spur: Kohlersburg connection, line id #903



E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'Spur: Kohlersburg connection' and 'south of Summerville to Heathville_2'
sequence # 0 -- 27880, 41.08938!=40.998937 or -79.18084!=-79.3467972, gap is 17170.940084173,


line ids are 903 connects to 1843


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and armstrong, lines 'south of Summerville to Heathville_2' and 'Mosgrove to Canfield'
sequence # 27880 -- 28250, 40.87021!=41.0744684 or -79.47816!=-79.1881723, gap is 33294.278891012,


line ids are 1843 connects to 1611


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and redbank, lines 'Mosgrove to Canfield' and 'To south of Summerville'
sequence # 28250 -- 27860, 41.11529!=40.850941 or -79.18488!=-79.508047, gap is 39997.316192644,


line ids are 1611 connects to 1412


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'To south of Summerville' and 'Moore Rd to Brookville tunnell'
sequence # 27860 -- 27840, 41.15046!=41.1066699 or -79.09008!=-79.1933721, gap is 9927.2274846878,


line ids are 1412 connects to 1410


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and armstrong, lines 'Moore Rd to Brookville tunnell' and 'manorville new'
sequence # 27840 -- 28300, 40.79323!=41.1241587 or -79.51769!=-79.1629393, gap is 47342.652895527,


line ids are 1410 connects to 1129


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and redbank, lines 'manorville new' and 'St Charles Rd to Climax'
sequence # 28300 -- 27970, 40.98586!=40.7889038 or -79.37495!=-79.5193886, gap is 25040.19827376,


line ids are 1129 connects to 920


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and armstrong, lines 'Longpoint to St Charles Rd 3' and 'lock and dam 8 to Mosgrove'
sequence # 28000 -- 28240, 40.89436!=40.9881691 or -79.47569!=-79.4415274, gap is 10818.57255909,


line ids are 917 connects to 1612


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and armstrong, lines 'lock and dam 8 to Mosgrove' and 'templeton north end of town'
sequence # 28240 -- 28220, 40.91971!=40.87021 or -79.46303!=-79.47816, gap is 5648.9174577864,


line ids are 1612 connects to 1613


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and redbank, lines 'templeton north end of town' and 'Hawthorn to Mayport_1_2'
sequence # 28220 -- 27900, 41.03354!=40.9151961 or -79.25094!=-79.4623806, gap is 22095.725983338,


line ids are 1613 connects to 1842


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'Hawthorn to Mayport_1_2' and 'Brookville'
sequence # 27900 -- 27820, 41.15948!=41.0192138 or -79.08526!=-79.2732772, gap is 22170.164841698,


line ids are 1842 connects to 1690


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'Brookville' and 'lawsonham to long point 1_2'
sequence # 27820 -- 28020, 40.98314!=41.159473 or -79.45588!=-79.0852694, gap is 36736.030244623,


line ids are 1690 connects to 1688


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'lawsonham to long point 1_2' and 'Through New Bethelem_2'
sequence # 28020 -- 27940, 41.00251!=40.9933795 or -79.3319!=-79.4669794, gap is 11381.167886213,


line ids are 1688 connects to 1638


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'Through New Bethelem_2' and 'Hawthorn to Mayport_2'
sequence # 27940 -- 27910, 41.01921!=41.0025553 or -79.27328!=-79.335165, gap is 5513.0722106084,


line ids are 1638 connects to 1637


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and armstrong, lines 'Hawthorn to Mayport_2' and 'Brady Tunnel to Redbank parking'
sequence # 27910 -- 28180, 40.98378!=41.0131263 or -79.55185!=-79.2958742, gap is 21727.500879179,


line ids are 1637 connects to 1636


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and armstrong, lines 'Brady Tunnel to Redbank parking' and 'Rimer south towards templeton'
sequence # 28180 -- 28200, 40.9365!=40.9810687 or -79.52718!=-79.5491937, gap is 5289.5967569511,


line ids are 1636 connects to 1619


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and armstrong, lines 'Rimer south towards templeton' and 'Redbank parking to Hookstown'
sequence # 28200 -- 28190, 40.98107!=40.922627 or -79.54919!=-79.49379, gap is 7992.1554680024,


line ids are 1619 connects to 1618


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and armstrong, lines 'Redbank parking to Hookstown' and 'Ford City to Roston_2'
sequence # 28190 -- 28340, 40.76181!=40.9364966 or -79.54083!=-79.5271778, gap is 19457.696429024,


line ids are 1618 connects to 1617


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and redbank, lines 'Ford City to Roston_2' and 'lawsonham to long point 1_1'
sequence # 28340 -- 28010, 40.98817!=40.7508306 or -79.44153!=-79.5507823, gap is 27943.210876351,


line ids are 1617 connects to 916


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'lawsonham to long point 1_1' and 'lawsonham to long point 2'
sequence # 28010 -- 28030, 40.99338!=40.9831438 or -79.46698!=-79.455876, gap is 1470.9922057786,


line ids are 916 connects to 915


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and armstrong, lines 'mile 2.5 - Lawsonham 1' and 'Ford City Third Ave'
sequence # 28040 -- 28320, 40.77979!=40.9786982 or -79.52508!=-79.5042446, gap is 22185.712740917,


line ids are 912 connects to 177


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and armstrong, lines 'Ford City to Roston_1' and 'Mannorville back lotsl'
sequence # 28330 -- 28310, 40.7889!=40.7618087 or -79.51939!=-79.5408295, gap is 3512.2629247158,


line ids are 176 connects to 175


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and armstrong, lines 'Mannorville back lotsl' and 'Kittanning by bowling Alley'
sequence # 28310 -- 28270, 40.82228!=40.7797935 or -79.52408!=-79.525079, gap is 4725.2810779252,


line ids are 175 connects to 173


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and armstrong, lines 'Kittanning by bowling Alley' and 'Kittaning North'
sequence # 28270 -- 28260, 40.85094!=40.8113296 or -79.50805!=-79.5149605, gap is 4442.6867254918,


line ids are 173 connects to 172


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and armstrong, lines 'Kittaning North' and 'behind houses'
sequence # 28260 -- 28280, 40.81133!=40.8222837 or -79.51496!=-79.5240797, gap is 1439.5924570363,


line ids are 172 connects to 171


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and armstrong, lines 'behind houses' and 'Templeton to lock and dam 8'
sequence # 28280 -- 28230, 40.9152!=40.8088691 or -79.46238!=-79.5145897, gap is 12611.513159492,


line ids are 171 connects to 153


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and armstrong, lines 'Templeton to lock and dam 8' and 'Rimer south to Templeton'
sequence # 28230 -- 28210, 40.92263!=40.894356 or -79.49379!=-79.475686, gap is 3492.2735480064,


line ids are 153 connects to 144


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and armstrong, lines 'Rimer south to Templeton' and 'Rosston to Crooked Creek'
sequence # 28210 -- 28350, 40.75083!=40.91971 or -79.55078!=-79.463033, gap is 20176.84940193,


line ids are 144 connects to 178


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'armstrong' and redbank, lines 'Rosston to Crooked Creek' and 'Hawthorn to Mayport_1'
sequence # 28350 -- 27890, 41.07447!=40.7492097 or -79.18817!=-79.55394, gap is 47461.782591224,


line ids are 178 connects to 583


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'Hawthorn to Mayport_1' and 'south of Summerville to Heathville'
sequence # 27890 -- 27870, 41.10667!=41.0335369 or -79.19337!=-79.2509402, gap is 9455.904347135,


line ids are 583 connects to 585


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'south of Summerville to Heathville' and 'Deport Spur'
sequence # 27870 -- 27830, 41.15947!=41.0893827 or -79.08527!=-79.1808355, gap is 11171.80121617,


line ids are 585 connects to 906


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'Deport Spur' and 'Climax Tunnel'
sequence # 27830 -- 27960, 40.98645!=41.150463 or -79.37302!=-79.0900816, gap is 29919.061470027,


line ids are 906 connects to 904


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'Climax Tunnel' and 'mile 2.5 - Lawsonham 2'
sequence # 27960 -- 28050, 40.9787!=40.9858582 or -79.50424!=-79.3749493, gap is 10882.175791956,


line ids are 904 connects to 901


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'mile 0-2.5 - Redbank' and 'northeast of Summerville to Moore Rd'
sequence # 28060 -- 27850, 41.12416!=40.9837771 or -79.16294!=-79.5518457, gap is 36152.511556637,


line ids are 899 connects to 824


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'northeast of Summerville to Moore Rd' and 'East of New Bethleham'
sequence # 27850 -- 27920, 41.01313!=41.1152907 or -79.29587!=-79.1848827, gap is 14684.278586599,


line ids are 824 connects to 737


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and redbank, lines 'Through New Bethelem_1' and 'West of New Bethlehem'
sequence # 27930 -- 27950, 41.00256!=41.0025119 or -79.33517!=-79.3319007, gap is 273.97944860784,


line ids are 736 connects to 735


E#469 Armstrong, Redbank Trails Gap between Trail'redbank' and armstrong, lines 'West of New Bethlehem' and 'Bowling to Substation'
sequence # 27950 -- 28290, 40.80887!=40.9864512 or -79.51459!=-79.3730193, gap is 23053.526806622,


line ids are 735 connects to 141

Dobbins Landing
3 Canfield
9 6 Moore Road
19 16 10 Mosgrove
21 18 12 2 Hawthorn
21 18 12 2 0 Brookville 
25 22 16 6 4 4 Redbank Parking
27 24 18 8 6 6 2 Midpoint
30 27 21 11 9 9 5 3 Rimer
32 29 23 13 11 11 7 5 2 Long Point Tunnel, South End
33 30 24 14 12 12 8 6 3 1 Lawsonham
37 34 28 18 16 16 12 10 7 5 4 Ford City
41 38 32 22 20 20 16 14 11 9 8 4 Kittaning
41 38 32 22 20 20 16 14 11 9 8 4 0 Kittanning
43 40 34 24 22 22 18 16 13 11 10 6 2 2 Lock and Dam 8
47 44 38 28 26 26 22 20 17 15 14 10 6 6 4 Templeton
47 44 38 28 26 26 22 20 17 15 14 10 6 6 4 0 Crooked Creek
51 48 42 32 30 30 26 24 21 19 18 14 10 10 8 4 4 Mayport
53 50 44 34 32 32 28 26 23 21 20 16 12 12 10 6 6 2 Heathville
54 51 45 35 33 33 29 27 24 22 21 17 13 13 11 7 7 3 1 Climax Tunnel
60 57 51 41 39 39 35 33 30 28 27 23 19 19 17 13 13 9 7 6 Summerville
62 59 53 43 41 41 37 35 32 30 29 25 21 21 19 15 15 11 9 8 2 New Bethlehem


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.