About Chris Ziegler

Executive Director of the Allegheny Valley Land Trust

What is Allegheny Valley Land Trust (AVLT)?

The Allegheny Valley Land Trust is the owner of the Armstrong Trail and the Redbank Valley Trails.  AVLVT maintains the integrity of the inactive railroad corridor in accordance with the National Trail Act and the PA Rails to Trails Act.  AVLT purchased and railbanked the corridors on which the Armstrong Trail and Redbank Valley Trail exist.  Both  trails provide a scenic environment for the public to enjoy hiking, bicycling, jogging, exercising, bird watching, and cross country skiing. The trails are for non-motorized use only.  Along with providing recreational opportunities, the Allegheny Valley Land Trust protects the corridor for possible future transportation use and their trail improvement projects are an economic stimulus for communities in the area.