16 miles
187 ft
-346 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Trail
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Lower Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Canoe Creek State Park
    Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, RD, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    All Year
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

The Lower Trail runs for almost 17 miles from near Canoe Creek State Park in Blair County northeastward to near Alexandria in Huntingdon County. The trail has a rolled crushed limestone surface except for a 2 mile asphalt section through the Borough of Williamsburg and running northeastward. The trail is extremely flat with only a slightly noticeable grade when riding from east to west. The Lower Trail is open year-round for hiking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching and photography and, in the winter months, cross country skiing and snowshoeing (any non-motorized use).

Access Info

Alfarata Station: Turn North onto Main Street toward Alfarata between Waterstreet and US Route 22 bridge crossing the Juniata River, proceed approximately 0.2 miles; trailhead is on the Right.

Mt. Etna Station: Turn onto Polecat Hollow Road, (located halfway between Waterstreet and Route 866 along US Route 22), turn Right off of US Route 22 if traveling east, turn left off of Route 22 if traveling west). Travel to the end of Polecat Hollow Rd, then turn left onto Fox Hollow Road 0.1 mile; trailhead is on the Right.

Covedale Station: Turn east on Yellow Springs Road, then left on Cross Valley Road, then right onto Fox Run Road, then left onto Overlook Road to the trailhead.

Williamsburg Station: Turn onto Route 866 at the base of Short Mountain, travel into the town of Williamsburg. At the first stop sign, proceed straight for two blocks; trail head is on the left.

Grannas Station: Turn east on PA Route 866, turn right onto Lower Piney Creek Road immediately after crossing the metal truss bridge, then turn right into the trailhead.

Flowing Spring Station: Turn southeast onto Flowing Spring Road. Cross the bridge, then follow the road back a short distance. A sign will direct you to the left back a gravel road to the parking area.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -159 ft
  • Altitude min
    710 ft
  • Altitude max
    894 ft
  • Altitude start
    877 ft
  • Altitude end
    718 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
  • Avg time
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on Feb 21, 2018
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Lower Trail Trail Reports


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Apr 13, 2018 @ 5:42pm
Apr 13, 2018
Lower Trail, Hollidaysburg
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Apr 13, 2018 @ 5:41pm
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Lower Trail, Hollidaysburg
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Apr 13, 2018 @ 5:40pm
Apr 13, 2018
Lower Trail, Hollidaysburg
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Oct 4, 2017 @ 10:04am
Oct 4, 2017
Lower Trail, Hollidaysburg

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