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Best trails in Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

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Explore the most popular trails in Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

"...Even if it's as Big as a Mountain!" The first railroad to circumvent the Allegheny Mountains, the Allegheny Portage Railroad was the finishing piece of the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal. "The Portage," opened in 1834, marking the first time that there was one, direct route between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. All things to all people, it served merchants, passengers, slaves in pursuit of freedom, and soldiers from the Mexican War. The park grounds are open from sunrise to sunset.

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Map of trails in Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Park information
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
814-886-6150
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Top trails (2)
#1 - 6 to 10 Trail
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Length: 13.7 mi • Est. 6 h 23 m
#2 - Staple Bend Tunnel
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
Note: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Visitor Center is open starting June 19, 2020. The Visitor Center theater, Engine House 6 and the Lemon House are temporarily closed. The Staple Bend Tunnel Trail is part of the Pittsburgh-To-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway The Staple Bend Tunnel trail is one segment of the Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway. The trail has two surfaces which will serve two populations. The 2.5 mile trail is level with a limestone surface that caters to recreational exercise.Show more