Mahoning Shadow Trail

The Mahoning Shadow Trail stretches 15 miles along the corridor of the former Penn Central Railroad. The trail winds along the scenic Mahoning Creek for most of its course throughout the Punxsutawney area. The trail is designed for non-motorized recreational usage including bicyclists, walkers, runners, and cross-country skiers.

Visitors will notice several interesting features as they follow the trail. The western section of the trail winds along the Mahoning Creek to Fordham, crossing over a re-decked railroad trestle bridge and passing a group of coke ovens, once used for burning coal to produce coke, which was used by the steel industry. The eastern section runs along the tranquil Mahoning to the village of Cloe and from there strays from the waterway to climb through the scenic highlands until it reaches "Devil's Elbow" Road near the village of Hudson. This portion of the trail also boasts its own waterfall!

Contact Information

Mahoning Shadow Trail
Punxsutawney, PA
(814) 849-3047
PA Great Outdoors Visitors Guide

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