Samuel Justus Recreation Trail

Erie to Pittsburgh Trail
6.98 Miles

Trail Description

Connecting Oil City and Franklin, the Samuel Justus Trail is a 7-mile segment of a 30-mile trail following the former Allegheny Valley Railroad. The trail begins across the Allegheny River from Franklin (where it also connects to the Allegheny River Trail), known for its well-preserved Victorian architecture and tree-lined streets. It follows the river north toward Oil City through lush woodlands, passing iron furnaces, several operating oil wells, Pioneer Cemetery and a visitor center in an 1844 saltbox house. The trail’s paved surface is perfect for bicycling and incline skating.

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