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ALLEGHENY VALLEY LAND TRUST
AVLT maintains the integrity of the inactive railroad corridor in accordance with the National Trail Act & the PA Rails to Trails Act. AVLT purchased & 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 & exercising. The trails are for non-motorized use only.
The 36 mile long Armstrong Trail is located on the former Allegheny Valley Railroad line along the eastern bank of the Allegheny River in Armstrong and Clarion Counties in western Pennsylvania. The trail links such towns as Ford City, Kittanning and East Brady and is a great place to bicycle, walk, jog, bird watch, cross country ski, geocache, or exercise in a safe relaxing environment. 30 miles of the trail, from Rosston to East Brady, is improved trail with several short share the road sections. Our trail is rich with local history, from Native Americans to river travel to iron production to the railroads. Remnants of villages, iron furnaces, coke ovens, train stations, etc. can be found along the trail. A train turntable, tunnel, and coaling tower still stand. The trail is for non-motorized use only. Visit armstrongrailstotrails.org for more information
Armstrong Valley Land Trust Mission
Allegheny Valley Land Trust will protect and convert railroad corridors into trails for public use, thereby providing opportunities for commuters and outdoor recreational activities. Our projects will maintain the integrity of these corridors for future transportation use while acting as an economic stimulus for the area communities.