Sheepskin Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Sheepskin Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dunbar, Pennsylvania that offers scenic views 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.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
255 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

Spur off of the Great Allegheny Passage Ultimately, the Sheepskin Trail will be 33 miles of railtrail connecting Port Marion and the trail system around Morgantown, through Uniontown to the Great Allegheny Passage just above Connellsville. For now, though, it is a two mile spur of fine crushed limestone. Not much trail but worth it to visit the Dunbar Historical Society where they are building a replica of a coke furnace, which meant to much to the history of this region. Also, the Fayette Centrail Scenic Railroad runs a train between Dunbar and Uniontown every Saturday. Tickets are $15 and available at the Historical Society which occupies the former post office right at the end of the trail.

22 days ago

it is what one my expect for a Rail Trail. it goes through some pretty forest stream areas. there is an active trail that crosses it. this section is a 1% grade with crushed stone and gravel. I did not encounter any trash or dog stool. Make sure you are aware of poison ivy it is located throughout. it makes for a nice in and out but also connects with allegheny passage trail system.

4 months ago

Amazingly something. We were still game to walk it, even after we discovered it was one of those "1% grade trails" or "rail trails". BUT! Ok, it was 70 degrees in February and the sun was burning with having no leaf cover.... we were cool with everything even the waste station... until the flat trail merged with a Wal-mart parking lot wide sized gravel highway leading off to nowhere. We actually turned around. Never before have we given up a trail. Amazing, sad and gross... somebody prove us wrong.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Great hike, beautiful January day, 40 degrees, sunshine...had a blast slip- sliding along an icy track..

Sunday, January 18, 2015

We did this on a day of semi warm temps in January. Lots of ice and then slush, but still a beautiful walk. The sewer treatment plant is about half way (gross, but what can you do). When you cross the rr tracks, look up the hill where you'll see a house. Directly below that house is an old set of coke ovens. Interesting if you like knowing about regional history.

Anyway, I highly recommend this little trail. Nice scenery and about as level as you can get for SW PA.