J. Manley Robbins Trail

County: Montour County (Danville, PA)
Length: 3.8 miles
Trail Access Points: Hess Recreation Area
Trail Surface: Dirt, Grass / Gravel, Covered bridge
Activities: Running, Hiking, Biking, Dog walking
Difficulty: Easy

Description: J. Manley Robbins Trail is a short trail with a long history. Quite possibly it is the oldest documented rail-trail in the country. The trail leads through a beautiful deciduous forest high above the Mahoning Creek. It is barely 1 mile long but because it is now connected to an old Reading Railroad line, the trail makes a 3.8-mile loop. The trail is particularly nice for jogging and dogs are welcome. The trail is not signed. A map of the trail can be found on Trail Link. 

Parking and Trail Access:
To find the trail which the locals know only as "the bike path," travel north on RT 54 from downtown Danville, make the very first left onto Continental (old maps show Rt 54 as Continental but it is now one block west of RT 54. Follow Continental back through a housing development (one more left turn). You can park at the end of the housing development and ride from here into the Hess Recreational Complex or drive on into the complex. The Old Reading RR trail runs parallel to the road.
Information courtesy of Trail Link.