Presque Isle Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews
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Presque Isle Trail is a 13.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Erie, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

sea kayaking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

snow

You can get there by I-90, or if you're in Erie, PA Peninsula drive going north runs right into it. It's on the west side of town.

hiking
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

road biking
1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

Much of what I traveled was essentially a bike lane along the road. Many cyclists were confused to see someone running against traffic but the trail was only on one side of the road so there was no avoiding it. The scenery was nice, especially the lake views.

walking
3 months ago

The multiuse trail itself is a great way to see the park...but it is heavily used by EVERYONE (dog walkers, kids on bikes, rollerbladers...) If you are new to the park have at it but the interior trails and beach walks are where the real enjoyment and peacefulness are at.

walking
3 months ago

Parts of this paved walkway are beautiful, with scenic views of the water and the city across the bay. In general, there is heavy foot traffic, not everyone picks up their dog's poop, and parts of the walkway are right next to the road (exhaust fumes). Nice path, and a nice walk with some good nature viewing. You can do all of this trail, or there are numerous parking areas where you can create your own loop. Restroom facilities are open from May to October (except at the Reservoir and ranger station where they are open year round)
Watch for ticks on yourselves and your pets. Lyme disease is prevalent.

Wonderful park! Beautiful and clean beach!

road biking
4 months ago

road biking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

road biking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

walking
7 months ago

Great walking trail. Black topped and shared use.
All the good off road trail are acceded from this main trail / bike path.

trail running
9 months ago

Perfect if you are into some sort of cardio. I.e. Kayaking, running, biking, skating etc... this place is a great find but beyond crowed during peak summer season.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Nice loop with lots to see. A bit too busy for our taste but if that doesn't bother you, definitely worth the visit.

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

road biking
Friday, September 09, 2016

Ride here all the time. Use the the lakeside trail a lot less traffic! It's a loop so you can turn around and come back on the same side.

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Love riding around

mountain biking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Loved this.. Very much want to go back which I will.. It's worth the 2hr drive from Pittsburgh! Biked in the morning and went and swam for the evening.. Stayed at the motel next to sheets.. Ummm I honestly wouldn't recommend it but if you don't want to spend alot of money, all I have to say is you pay for what you getting.. Lol